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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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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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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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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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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® 790X+SB600
DDR2 Memory DDR2 533/667/800/1066
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 8
PCI-Ex16 2
PCI-E Gen Gen2 (1x16, 1x8)
PCI-Ex1 1
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 4
RAID 0/1/0+1
LAN 10/100/1000*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6
Serial ports (Rear) 1
eSATA 1 (Optional)
Form Factor ATX
CrossFire Y

 

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.
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® 790X and SB600 Chipset


Main Memory


• Supports Dual DDR2 533/667/800/1066(only for AM2+)
- 4 DDR2 DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V)
- Supports a maximum memory size up to 8GB.


Slots

• 1 mazarine PCI Express x16 slot with x16 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
• 1 light-blue PCI Express x16 slot with x8 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
• When 2 PCI Express x16 slots are all installed, the PCIE x 16 lanes will auto arrange form x16/ x0 to x8/ x8. Do not use the light-blue slot when only one PCI Express x16 card is installed.
• 1 PCI Express x1 slots
• 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.


On-Board IDE


• One IDE port by AMD® SB600
- 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® SB600
• 1 eSATA port by Silicon image® Sil3531 (optional)
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s


RAID Function

- SATA II 1~4 support RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 mode by AMD® SB600

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
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


LAN

• Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller 8111B
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in single chip
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s
- Compliance with PCI-Express Bus specification v1.0a


IEEE1394 / FireWire


• Chipset integrated by VIA® VT6308P
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU / System x 2 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATA II connectors
- 1 x ATA133 HD connectors
- Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x SPDIF-out header (optional, for HDMI graphic card only)
- 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 PS/2 keyboard


- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 1 x Serial port
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x eSATA port (optional)
- 1 x IEEE1394 Port (optional)


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 22.0cm(W) 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 Price - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Price
Review: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice(Choose it as the PC Games Hardware AMD PC in AMD-790X Chipset Category) - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2008-00
Title: Editor's Choice(Choose it as the PC Games Hardware AMD PC in AMD-790X Chipset Category)
Review: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice - PC Revue
Date: 2008-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PC Revue
Country: Slovenia
Quality/Price Award - Next Magazine
Date: 2008-00
Title: Quality/Price Award
Review: -
Media: Next Magazine
Country: Portugal
Silver Award - PC Guia
Date: 2008-00
Title: Silver Award
Review: -
Media: PC Guia
Country: Qatar
Best Buy - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2008-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Best Buy - PC Praxis
Date: 2008-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: -
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany
Recommended - PCLab.pl
Date: 2008-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: PCLab.pl
Country: Portugal
Price/Performance Award - Hardware Arena
Date: 2008-00
Title: Price/Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware Arena
Country: Turkey
Highly Recommended - MicroMart
Date: 2008-00
Title: Highly Recommended
Review: -
Media: MicroMart
Country: United States
Price/Performance: Very Good<br>Quality: Good - PC Praxis
Date: 2008-00
Title: Price/Performance: Very Good
Quality: Good
Review: -
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany
Max Value Award<br>Performance: 4/5<br>Features: 3/5<br>Value: 5/5<br>Overall: 4 out of 5 - Max IT
Date: 2008-00
Title: Max Value Award
Performance: 4/5
Features: 3/5
Value: 5/5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Review: -
Media: Max IT
Country: Malawi
Editor's Choice Award - PCDIY!
Date: 2008-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: PCDIY!
Country: Tajikistan
The Best Product of 2007 - PC World
Date: 2007-00
Title: The Best Product of 2007
Review: -
Media: PC World
Country: Ukraine
msi-award
Date: 2007-00
Title: Best Performance Price Ratio
Review: -
Media: ComputerDIY
Country: Tajikistan
Best Value - bit-tech.net
Date: 2007-00
Title: Best Value
Review: >Open
Media: bit-tech.net
Country: United States

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.
- Add buzzer beep warning message with memory unplugged.
Version 1.D
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-09-20
Download download File Size 0.65 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
- Update RAID ROM.
Version 1.C
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-03-05
Download download File Size 0.65 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update AGESA code.
- Update RAID ROM.
- Disabled 5V USB function under S4/S5.
Version 1.B
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-12-01
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
Version 1.A
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-06-17
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
- Update PXE ROM.
- Improve memory compatibility.
Version 1.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-12-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update PXE ROM version.
Version 1.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-06-12
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Module.
- Fixed system fail in AMD BIOS test utility.
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-04-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Remove UUID item.
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-03-19
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Module.
- Update SATA ROM version.
- Fixed PS/2 mouse sometimes cannot work under VISTA.
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-03-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Module.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-01-31
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Rename the item "Unganded Mode" to "Dual Channel Mode" in the BIOS.
- Fixed BIOS show incorrect CPU temperature for Athlon 64 Lima 3500+ CPU during POST.
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-12-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Module.
- Disabled "Spread Spectrum" function in the BIOS.
- Improve memory compatibility.
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-11-15
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,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 7xx/8xx/SB7xx/SB8xx Series (except RS690, 740)
Description ATI System & VGA Drivers
Version 8.881.0.0
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-09-20
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 361.55 MB
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ATI System Drivers for 7xx/8xx/SB7xx/SB8xx Series (except RS690, 740)
Description ATI System & VGA Drivers
Version 8.947.0.0
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-09-20
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 776.29 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
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
ATI SB600 RAID Driver
Description ATI SB600 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/XP64 Ver: 2.500.1540.48
Vista 32/64 Ver: 2.5.1540.48
Win7 32/64 Ver: 2.5.1540.17


Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-16
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0.17 MB
Note
ATI SB600 RAID Driver
Description ATI SB600 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/XP64 Ver: 2.500.1540.48
Vista 32/64 Ver: 2.5.1540.48
Win7 32/64 Ver: 2.5.1540.17


Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-16
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.25 MB
Note
ATI SB600 RAID Driver
Description ATI SB600 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/XP64 Ver: 2.500.1540.48
Vista 32/64 Ver: 2.5.1540.48
Win7 32/64 Ver: 2.5.1540.17


Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-16
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0.17 MB
Note
ATI SB600 RAID Driver
Description ATI SB600 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/XP64 Ver: 2.500.1540.48
Vista 32/64 Ver: 2.5.1540.48
Win7 32/64 Ver: 2.5.1540.17


Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-16
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0.17 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
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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 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 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.
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
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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 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 Japanese 16.38 MB download 2008-04-01
1.0 Greek 1.83 MB download 2008-01-18
1.0 Simplified Chinese 7.51 MB download 2007-11-08
1.0 Multi-Language 2.55 MB download 2007-11-08
1.0 Traditional Chinese 8.78 MB download 2007-10-05
1.0 English 8.12 MB download 2007-09-27

Test Report

CPU Support

Sales Inquiry

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If there is any further request or discussion, welcome to contact us through http://support.msi.com/ and we will reply in soon!