K8N Neo 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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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.

 

Zero1 Award 2005
2005-12
India
1485
Test winner
2005-04
Russia
1301
Best Performance
2005-03
Italy
1268
Editor's Choice
2005-02
Bulgaria
1263
Product of the Year 2004
2004-12
Portugal
1206
Editor's Choice
2004-11
Mauritius
1166
Choice
2004-11
Jamaica
1161
Editor's Choice
2004-10
India
1159
Editor's Choice
2004-09
Germany
1110
Editor's Choice
2004-09
Portugal
1205
Silver Award
2004-09
Malawi
1102
Silver Award
2004-06
Netherlands Antilles
1070
OK Award
2004-06
Balkan
1071
Recommended
2004-05
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1064
Recommended
2004-04
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1060
Recommended
2004-04
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1058
Enthusiasts' Choice
2004-04
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1059

 

  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 64-bit AMD® Athlon™ 64 processor (Socket 754)
• Supports up to 3200+, 3400+, 3700+ or higher CPU
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Chipset

NVIDIA® nForce3 250Gb Chipset
- Supports Athlon™ 64 processor (Socket 754), 800MHz Hypertransport interface.
- Supports single memory channels, DDR 400/333/266 without ECC support.
- Supports external AGP 4X/8X
- Integrated Serial ATA interface: dual channel 4 S-ATA RAID controller and dual channel
   ATA 133/100/66/33 master mode EIDE controller.
- Integrated an nVIDIA MAC for Gigabit LAN.
- Supports 8 high speed USB2.0 ports.
- AC'97 2.3 compliance.



Main Memory


• Supports 3 slots for 184-pin DDR DRAM DIMM modules.
• Supports DDR 400/333/266.
• Supports a maximum memory size of 2GB for DDR400
• Supports a maximum memory size of 3GB for DDR333



Recommended Memory Combination List

DIMM Slots
Max Speed
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
S
-
-
DDR 400
-
S
-
DDR 400
-
-
S
DDR 400
D
-
-
DDR 400
-
D
-
DDR 400
-
-
D
DDR 400
S
S
-
DDR 400
S
-
S
DDR 400
S
D
-
DDR 400
S
-
D
DDR 400
D
S
-
DDR 400
D
-
S
DDR 400
D
D
-
DDR 400
D
-
D
DDR 400
-
S
S
DDR 400
D
S
S
DDR 400
S
S
S
DDR 400
-
S
D
DDR 333
-
D
S
DDR 333
-
D
D
DDR 333
S
S
D
DDR 333
S
D
S
DDR 333
S
D
D
DDR 333
D
D
S
DDR 333
D
S
D
DDR 333
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 250Gb chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO,
   Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.
- Can connect up to 4 IDE devices

• 4 S-ATA RAID controller and dual channel ATA 133/100/66/33 master mode EIDE controller.


Audio

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


LAN

nVIDIA® nForce3 NV Gigabit LAN controller
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip.
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s auto-negotiation operation.
- Compliant with PCI v2.2.
- Supports ACPI Power Management.


IEEE1394


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


On-Board Peripherals

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


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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