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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.

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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.

Basic Specifications

Socket AM2+
CPU (Max Support) Phenom
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus Up to 5200MT/s for AM2+ CPU 2000/1600MT/s for AM2 CPU
Chipset AMD® 740+SB700
DDR2 Memory DDR2 533/667/800/1066
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 2
Max Memory (GB) 4
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16)
PCI-Ex1 1
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 4
RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD
TPM (header) 1(Optional)
LAN 10/100/1000*1(Optional)
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6
Serial ports (Rear) 1
Parallel ports (Rear) 1
1394 ports (Rear) 1(Optional)
VGA 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 256
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

• AMD® Phenom/Athlon/Sempron CPU.
• Support socket AM3 CPU. (65W only)
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Hyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s
- AM2 CPU supports HyperTransport 1.0/2.0
- AM2+ CPU supports HyperTransport 3.0

Chipset

• AMD® 740 and SB700 Chipset


Main Memory


• Supports DDR2 533/667/800/1066 (1066 for AM2+ only)
- 2 DDR2 DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V)
- Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB.


Slots

• 1 PCI Express x16 slot with x16 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.0 compliant)
• 1 PCI Express x1 slot
• 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.


On-Board IDE


• One IDE port by AMD® SB700
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
- Can connect up to two IDE devices

On-Board SATA

• 4 SATA II (1~4) ports by AMD® SB700
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s


RAID Function

- SATA II 1~4 support RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD mode by AMD® SB700

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

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC888/ALC662
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


LAN

• Supports 10/100 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8101E
• Supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111C


IEEE1394 / FireWire


• Chipset integrated by JMicron® 381
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU x1 / System x 1 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATA II connectors
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connectors
- Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x SPDIF-out header
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 ports (optional)
- 1 x TPM module header (optional)

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


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x Parallel port
- 1 x Serial port (COM 1)


- 1 x Graphics Card port
- 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 IEEE1394 port (optional)


Dimension

• 24.4cm(L) x 21.5cm(W) M-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

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 AGESA code.
- Update M-Flash module.
Version 2.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-03-09
Download download File Size 0.7 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
- Update onboard VGA BIOS.
- Add buzzer beep warning message with memory unplugged.
Version 2.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-09-30
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed some PS/2 keyboard can not work properly.
- Update AMD AGESAV3 to 8.00.12_CPU-AGESAv3_13.55.
- Fixed system can not shutdown by pressing power-button.
Version 2.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-08-11
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU code.
- Update PXE ROM.
- Add buzzer beep warning message with memory unplugged.
- Disabled 5V USB function under S4/S5.
Version 2.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-06-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU code.
- Update LAN option ROM.
- Fixed system cannot resume from suspend by keyboard under DOS mode.
Version 2.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-02-11
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release.
Version 2.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-04-16
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 98 SE

!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.
ATI System Drivers for RS690/RS740
Description XP/Vista/Win 7: 8.582
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-02-04
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 104.75 MB
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ATI System Drivers for RS690/RS740
Description XP/Vista/Win 7: 8.582
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-02-04
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 161.95 MB
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ATI System Drivers for RS690/RS740
Description XP/Vista/Win 7: 8.582
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-02-04
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 236 MB
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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
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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
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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
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ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID Driver
Description ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.
XP:3.2.1540.24
Vista:3.2.1540.35
Win7:3.1.1540.151
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-05-28
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.15 MB
Note
ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID Driver
Description ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.
XP:3.2.1540.24
Vista:3.2.1540.35
Win7:3.1.1540.151
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-05-28
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0.17 MB
Note
ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID Driver
Description ATI SB7xx/SB8xx RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.
XP:3.2.1540.24
Vista:3.2.1540.35
Win7:3.1.1540.151
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-05-28
OS Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 1.16 MB
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AMD AMDAway Driver
Description This INF file removes the unresolved hardware detection (YELLOW BANG! associated with devices that do not have the proper driver installed) only.
Ver. 1.0.1.0

If you are using a non-English OS, please enter "setup.exe /el" in command line from your download directory to install this program.

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-07-04
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD AMDAway Driver
Description This INF file removes the unresolved hardware detection (YELLOW BANG! associated with devices that do not have the proper driver installed) only.
Ver. 1.0.1.0

If you are using a non-English OS, please enter "setup.exe /el" in command line from your download directory to install this program.

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-07-04
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD AMDAway Driver
Description This INF file removes the unresolved hardware detection (YELLOW BANG! associated with devices that do not have the proper driver installed) only.
Ver. 1.0.1.0

If you are using a non-English OS, please enter "setup.exe /el" in command line from your download directory to install this program.

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-07-04
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS Win 98 SE
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Utility

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

!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
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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
AMD CPU Tool
Description This tool will provide stable performance for AMD AM2 CPU.
Version 1.3.2.16
Type Utility Release Date 2007-01-09
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 6.27 MB
Note
ATI RAID Tool
Description This is for setting up ATI RAID function.
Version 2.5.1540.4
Type Utility Release Date 2006-11-02
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 32.04 MB
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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
1.0 Multi-Language 4.09 MB download 2008-01-18

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