K8N Neo2 Platinum






NOTE: NVIDIA nForce 3/4 Series board DO NOT support Windows® 98/ME

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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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Cool'n'Quiet

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™ 
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

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Core Cell

Core Cell is MSI's new catch phrase and it has a number of features, including; decreasing overall system noise, power saving functions, prolonging the life of system components, and even overclocking, apparently.
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D.O.T

Dynamic Overclocking Technology is the automatic overclocking function. It is designed to detect the load balance of CPU while running programs, and to adjust the best CPU frequency automatically.
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Core Center

The all-in-one hardware console is an advanced combination of the popular PC alert and Fuzzy logic applications. It offers powerful functions such as hardware monitor, system alert, and instinctive overclocking UI.
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DIGI Cell

This program is a kind of control center for the motherboard. DigiCell has its own tools for monitoring network connections. And it has an integrated Power On Agent utility that can start up and shut down the computer according to a schedule.

 

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.

 

Recommended
2005-12
Argentina
1491
Gold Award
2005-12
Trinidad and Tobago
1503
Recommended
2005-09
Italy
1446
Best Buy
2005-05
Russia
1339
Editor's Choice
2005-05
Greece
1340
4.5 Stars Award
2005-04
Slovak Republic
1281
Editor's Choice
2005-02
Bulgaria
1262
Top Award Maximo PC
2005-02
Argentina
1419
Editor's Choice
2005-02
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1239
Gold Recommend
2005-01
Jordan
1223
Editor's Choice
2005-01
France
1237
Test Winner
2005-01
Hungary
1238
Best Choice
2004-12
Nicaragua
1218
Best of 2004
2004-12
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1224
Editor's Choice
2004-11
Jamaica
1163
Digital OK Award
2004-11
Balkan
1155
Editor's Choice
2004-10
China
1217
Enthusiast's Choice
2004-10
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1108
Drool Award
2004-09
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1138
Best Choice
2004-09
Mauritius
1167
Editor's Choice
2004-09
China
1194
Editor's Choice
2004-09
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1099
Recommended
2004-09
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1100
Silver Award
2004-09
Malawi
1101
Gold Editor's Choice
2004-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1079

 

  1. 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. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

CPU

• Supports Socket 939 for AMD® Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64 processor
• Supports up to 3500+, 3800+ Athlon 64 FX 53, or higher CPU
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset

nVIDIA® nForce3 Ultra Chipset
- HyperTransport link to the AMD Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX CPU
- HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)
- AGP3.0 8X interface at 533 MT/s (million transfers per second)
- Two independent SATA controllers, for four drives
- IEEE 802.3 NVIDIA MAC for 1000BASE-T
- Dual Fast ATA-133 IDE controllers



Main Memory


• Supports dual channel DDR 266/333/400, using four 184-pin DDR DIMMs .
• Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB without ECC.
• Supports 2.5v DDR DRAM DIMM.

DIMM Module Combination
Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. Each DIMM slot supports up to a maximum size of 1GB. Users can install either single- or double-sided modules to meet their own needs. Please note that each DIMM can work respectively for singlechannel DDR, but there are some rules while using dual-channel DDR (Please refer to the suggested DDR population table below). Users may install memory modules of different type and density on different-channel DDR DIMMs. However, the same type and density memory modules are necessary while using dual-channel DDR, or instability may happen. Please refer to the following table for detailed dual-channel DDR. Other combination not listed below will function as single-channel DDR.


Green
DIMM1 (Ch A)

Purple
DIMM2 (Ch B)

Green
DIMM3 (Ch A)

Purple
DIMM4 (Ch B)

System Density

128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
-
-
256MB~2GB
-
-
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
256MB~2GB
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
512MB~4GB


MSI Reminds You...
• Dual-channel DDR works ONLY in the 3 combinations listed in the table shown in the previous page.
• Please select the identical memory modules to install on the dual channel, and DO NOT install three memory modules on three DIMMs, or it may cause some failure.
• Always insert the memory modules into the GREEN slots first, and it is strongly recommended not to insert the memory modules into the PURPLE slots while the GREEN slots are left empty.
• This motherboard DO NOT support the memory module installed with more than 18 pieces of IC (integrated circuit).



Recommended Memory Combination List
DIMM Slots
Max Speed
Green
Purple

Green

Purple
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
S
-
-
-
DDR 400
-
-
S
-
DDR 400
D
-
-
-
DDR 400
-
-
D
-
DDR 400
S
-
S
-
DDR 400
D
-
D
-
DDR 333
S
S
-
-
DDR 400
-
-
S
S
DDR 400
D
D
-
-
DDR 400
-
-
D
D
DDR 400
S
S
S
S
DDR 400
D
D
D
D
DDR 333

S: Single Side                  D: Double Side


Slots

• One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 1.5V 4X/8X slot
• Five 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface). 


On-Board IDE/SATA


• An IDE controller on the nVIDIA nForce3 Ultra chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO,
   Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.
- Can connect up to 4 IDE devices

• Supports 4 SATA ports. Transfer rate is up to 150MB/s.

NV RAID (Software)
• Supports up to 4 SATA & 2 ATA133 Hard drives
- RAID O or 1, 0+1, JBOD is supported
- RAID function work w/ATA133 + SATA H/D or 2 SATA H/D

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


Audio

7.1 channel audio codec RealTek ALC850.
- Compliance with AC97 v2.3 Spec.
- Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.


LAN

• Supports dual LAN jacks
- 1 LAN supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Marvell 88E1111 PHY
- 1 LAN supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8110S (1000Mbps)


IEEE1394


VIA 6306 chipset
- Supports up to 3 x 1394 ports.
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps

 
On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
- 1 serial port
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 1 Audio jack(5-in-1), coaxial/fiber SPDIF out
- 8 USB 2.0 ports (Rear x 4 / Front x 4)
- 2 RJ45 LAN jack
- 3 IEEE 1394 connectors (Rear x 1/ Front x 2)

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

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 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.

 

  1. 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. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

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