K9N2 SLI Platinum / K9N2 Zilent

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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M-Connectors

• Easy connect to front panel & chassis cable
• 2x USB, IEEE 1394, front panel (JFP1/2)& audio(JAUD1) M-connector in the package
• Easy to tell the definition of each pin

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Hybrid SLI

Hybrid SLI® technology, based on NVIDIA's SLI technology, delivers multi-GPU benefits when an motherboard with NVIDIA® GPU is combined with an NVIDIA discrete GPU. Hybrid SLI increases graphics performance with GeForce® Boost and provides intelligent power management with HybridPower™.

Features
- HybridPower: unleashes graphics performance
- GeForce Boost: increases the performance of NVIDIA discrete GPUs

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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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M-Connectors

• Easy connect to front panel & chassis cable
• 2x USB, IEEE 1394, front panel (JFP1/2)& audio(JAUD1) M-connector in the package
• Easy to tell the definition of each pin

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Hybrid SLI

Hybrid SLI® technology, based on NVIDIA's SLI technology, delivers multi-GPU benefits when an motherboard with NVIDIA® GPU is combined with an NVIDIA discrete GPU. Hybrid SLI increases graphics performance with GeForce® Boost and provides intelligent power management with HybridPower™.

Features
- HybridPower: unleashes graphics performance
- GeForce Boost: increases the performance of NVIDIA discrete GPUs

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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 NVIDIA® nForce 750a SLI
DDR2 Memory DDR2 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 2
SATAII 6
RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD
TPM (header) 1(Optional)
LAN 10/100/1000*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6+Optical SPDIF
1394 ports (Rear) 1(Optional)
eSATA 2
DVI 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 256
DirectX DX10
Form Factor ATX
SLI Y
Hybrid SLI 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

• NVIDIA® nForce 750a SLI single chipset


Main Memory


• Supports Dual DDR2 667/800/1066 (1066 for AM2+ only)
- 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


• Two IDE ports by NVIDIA® nForce 750a SLI and JMicron JMB363
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
- Can connect up to four IDE devices

On-Board SATA

• 6 SATA II ports by NVIDIA® nForce 750a SLI
• 2 eSATA II ports by JMicron JMB363
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s

RAID Function

- SATA II 1~6 support RAID 0/ 1/ 0+1 /5 or JBOD mode by NVIDIA® nForce 750a SLI
- SATA II 5 & 6 support AHCI mode and RAID mode only.
- 2 eSATA ports support RAID 0/ 1 mode by JMicron JMB363

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

- Supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8211BL


IEEE1394 / FireWire


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


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 8-pin 12V CPU power connector
- ATX 4-pin VGA power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Clear CMOS button
- Power / Reset button
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- Serial port connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port (optional)
- 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 6 x Serial ATA II connectors
- 2 x ATA133 IDE connectors
- 1 x SPDIF-out header
- 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 DVI-D output
- 1 x IEEE1394 Port (optional)
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x Optical SPDIF out
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 2 x eSATA ports


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(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.

 

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

 

Awards

4 Stars Award - Tech.is
Date: 2009-00
Title: 4 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: Tech.is
Country: Iceland
Editor's Choice Award - Hardware Magazine
Date: 2008-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: Hardware Magazine
Country: France

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.
Version 3.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-11-26
Download download File Size 0.66 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
Version 3.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-06-08
Download download File Size 0.66 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU AGESA code.
Version 3.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-01-15
Download download File Size 0.65 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU code.
- Fixed system cannot resume from suspend by keyboard under DOS mode.
Version 3.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-11-17
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU code.
Version 3.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-05-06
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU code.
Version 3.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-01-19
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
- Support 1000GB HDD.
- Support L2 function.
Version 3.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-12-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update VBIOS to 62.77.2F.00.05
- Update NV RAID ROM to 10.0.0.34.
Version 3.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-08-01
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release.
Version 3.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-06-03
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.
NVIDIA nForce MCP72/78 System Drivers
Description Ver: 15.56
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-12-03
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 193.11 MB
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NVIDIA nForce MCP72/78 System Drivers
Description Ver: 15.56
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-12-03
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 228.45 MB
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NVIDIA nForce MCP72/78 System Drivers
Description Ver: 15.56
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-12-03
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 193.11 MB
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NVIDIA nForce MCP72/78 System Drivers
Description Ver: 15.56
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-12-03
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 228.45 MB
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NVIDIA nForce MCP72/78 System Drivers
Description Ver: 15.56
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-12-03
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 158.96 MB
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NVIDIA nForce MCP72/78 System Drivers
Description Ver: 15.56
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-12-03
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 184.07 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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NVIDIA MCP72 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA MCP72 SATA 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-10-13
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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NVIDIA MCP72 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA MCP72 SATA 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-10-13
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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NVIDIA MCP72 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA MCP72 SATA 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-10-13
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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NVIDIA MCP72 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA MCP72 SATA 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-10-13
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA MCP72 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA MCP72 SATA 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-10-13
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA MCP72 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA MCP72 SATA 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-10-13
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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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
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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
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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
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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 2.7 MB download 2008-07-21
1.0 Traditional Chinese 9.88 MB download 2008-04-29
1.0 English 7.89 MB download 2008-04-16

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MSI is the top 3 motherboard maker with over 20 years solid experience who has built motherboard with high quality and solid stability with a winning reputation from worldwide media and customers for years. Based on the successful experience, MSI began its Enterprise Platform Solution with three product lines of General purpose Server, Blade Server and Network Appliance. In these application domains, MSI provides a series of products from motherboard, barebone, to system to fulfill different needs.

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