G31M2 V1

Overview

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

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Dual Core Center

• Key components status hardware monitor.
• Monitor the CPU status.
• Optimize System status define.
• Auto speed up with system loading change.

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

featurePic

Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

featurePic

Dual Core Center

• Key components status hardware monitor.
• Monitor the CPU status.
• Optimize System status define.
• Auto speed up with system loading change.

Basic Specifications

Socket 775
CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Quad
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 800/1066/1333
Chipset Intel® G31+ICH7
DDR2 Memory DDR2 667/800
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 4
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16)
PCI-Ex1 1
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 4
TPM (header) 1
LAN 10/100/1000*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6
Serial ports (Rear) 1
VGA 1
DVI 1 (Optional)
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 384
DirectX DX9
Form Factor M-ATX

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Detail Specifications


CPU

• Supports Intel® Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors in LGA775 package.
• Supports Intel® Yorkfield, Wolfdale.
• Supports FSB 1333/1066/800 MHz.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

• Intel® G31 Chipset
- Supports FSB 800/1066/1333MHz.
- Supports dual channel, DDR2 667/800.
- Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel® GMA 3100)
- Max. resolution:2048x1536X32bpp, Horizontal:127.5KHz Vertical:75Hz

• Intel® ICH7 Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 8 ports.
- 4 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 3.0 compliant.


Main Memory


• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 DRAM
• Supports up to 4GB memory size.
• Supports dual channel DDR2 memory architecture.
• Supports DDR2 667/800 memory interface.

•Attention:
G31M2 V2 supports dual channel memory technology. When using dual channel memory, the bandwidth of memory bus will be doubled.
G31M2 V2 has 4 DIMM memory slots. Each dual channel needs 2 slots.
They are:
Channel 0: DDRII 1, DDRII 2 (DIMM1and DIMM2)
Channel 1: DDRII 3, DDRII 4 (DIMM3 and DIMM4)
Due to the limitation of chipsets, if you want to activate dual channel technology, the following installation notes are necessary when installing memory modules.
1. It cannot be activated if you only install 1 or 3 memory modules.
2. If 2 or 4 memory modules are installed, we suggest that you use the same memory modules (it means same size, brand, and speed).
Please refer to the table 1 to activate dual channel memory technology.
Recommended Memory

Dual Channel combination (SS: single, DS: double-edged, XX: no install)
Module
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
2 memory module
DS/SS
X
DS/SS
X
DS/SS X X DS/SS
X DS/SS DS/SS X
X DS/SS X DS/SS
4 memory module
SS
SS
SS
SS
(Table 1)

Other memory combination (SS: single, DS: double-edged, XX: no install)
Module
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
1 memory module
DS/SS
X
X
X
X DS/SS X X
X X DS/SS X
X X X DS/SS
2 memory module
SS
SS
X
X
X
X
SS
SS
3 memory module
SS
SS DS/SS X
SS
SS
X DS/SS
DS/SS X
SS
SS
X DS/SS
SS
SS
(Table 2)


Slots

• One PCI Express 16X slot (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.1 compliant) (when the motherboard supports DVI, the speed will down to PCIE x8) 
• One PCI Express x1 slot. (support PCI Express Bus specification v1.1 compliant)
• Two 32-bit PCI v2.3 master PCI bus slots.
- Support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface.


On-Board IDE/SATA

One Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controller integrated in ICH7.
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

SATAII controller integrated in ICH7
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAII ports.


Audio

• Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC888
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec.


LAN

• Supports PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111B.


TPM (Trusted Platform Module)

• The Trusted Platform Module Solution-


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin ATX power connector
- CPU x1/ System x 2 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x SPDIF-out pinheader
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 1 x Parallel port pinheader
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA100 connector

MSI Reminds You...
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard


- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x Serial port
- 1 x Graphics Crad port
- 1 x DVI-D port (optional)


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.


Dimension

• 23cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) micro-ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 6 mounting holes.

 
 

Product Accessories

 
MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Best Value - CHIP
Date: 2007-00
Title: Best Value
Review: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Highly Recommended - PC Advanced
Date: 2007-00
Title: Highly Recommended
Review: -
Media: PC Advanced
Country: Tajikistan

BIOS

*Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only. System will restart several times to update ME firmware after updated system BIOS. Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until ME update sucessfully. *Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS. SOP Download: BIOS & ME update SOP *MSI recommend you to update BIOS with ME8 only if you are using IvyBridge 22nm CPU. **Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8. OS: Windows 7 OS: Windows XP

!Attention:

Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update onboard LAN ROM.
- Fixed system report incorrect memory size when install 4G memory.
- Fixed BIOS report incorrect CPU temperature.
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-07-03
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update onboard LAN ROM.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-11-27
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-07-04
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update LAN option ROM.
- Fixed SmartFan function cannot work properly after resume from S3.
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-11-08
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release.
Version 1.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-07-27
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
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Live Update 5

DISCLAIMER:
Live Update 5 utility is only intended for MSI Desktop PC related products (motherboards and graphics cards) usage. This utility doesn’t support any MSI Notebook (NB and Tablet PC) or AIO product, while installed might experience unexpected errors. If it happens that you have installed Live Update 5 on your Notebook or AIO system, please uninstall it then perform system restart.

Live Update 5 is a powerful update tool with user-friendly interface, provides an automatic scan and download for your MSI products. Using this service to keep your system in the most updated environment.

Live Update 5 supports the following MSI product lines and items:
Motherboards: Drivers/BIOS/Utilities;
Graphics Cards: Drivers/BIOS

Click here to read the instruction

Driver

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Intel INF Drivers for 3/4/5 Chipsets
Description Xp/Vista/Win7 Version: 9.1.2.1008
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-07-30
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 2.39 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description Network Driver
Version 7.77.1126.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2014-03-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.86 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 5.818.912.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-30
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 6.252.1109.2012
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-05-10
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (NonWin8)
Description WinXP Driver Version: 5.10.0.7111
Windows 7/Vista Version: 6.0.1.7111
Version 6.0.1.7111
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2014-01-03
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 220.59 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

Utility

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Super Charger (NonWin8)
Description The utility for msi products to charge Apple iPad/iPhone4.
Version 1.2.025
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-17
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.15 MB
Note
Live Update 5 (NonWin8)
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
MSI Dual Core Center
Description • Key components status hardware monitor
• Monitor the CPU status
• D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
• Optimize System status define
• Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
• Auto speed up with system loading change
• 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
• Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
• If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
Version 2.0.6.8
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 10.49 MB
Note
MSI Dual Core Center
Description • Key components status hardware monitor
• Monitor the CPU status
• D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
• Optimize System status define
• Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
• Auto speed up with system loading change
• 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
• Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
• If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
Version 2.0.6.8
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 10.49 MB
Note
MSI Dual Core Center
Description • Key components status hardware monitor
• Monitor the CPU status
• D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
• Optimize System status define
• Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
• Auto speed up with system loading change
• 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
• Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
• If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
Version 2.0.6.8
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 10.49 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
2.1 Traditional Chinese 5.79 MB download 2008-03-11
2.1 Multi-Language 5.77 MB download 2007-12-03
1.0 Japanese 6.61 MB download 2007-10-02
2.1 English 7.38 MB download 2007-08-16
1.0 English 7.7 MB download 2007-08-07

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