K9N4 SLI

Overview

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NVIDIA SLI

SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.

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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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NVIDIA SLI

SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.

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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.

Detail Specifications


CPU

• AMD® Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and Sempron in the Socket AM2 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Hyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)

Chipset

• NVIDIA® nForce 500 SLI Chipset

 


Main Memory


• Supports Dual DDR2 400/533/667/800
- 4 DDR2 DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V)
- Supports a maximum memory size up to 8GB.

 


Slots

• 2 PCI Express x16 slots, compatible with PCI Express x8 Speed only (Support SLI technology)
• 2 PCI Express x1 slots
• 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.

 


On-Board IDE


• Two IDE ports by NVIDIA® nForce 500 SLI
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode

On-Board SATA

• 4 SATA II ports by NVIDIA® nForce 500 SLI
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s

RAID Function

- SATA II 1~4 supports RAID 0/1 or 0+1, 5 or JBOD mode by NVIDIA® nForce 500 SLI

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® ALC850
- Compliant with AC97 v2.3 Spec

 


LAN

• Supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Vitesse VSC8601

 


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector
- ATX 4-pin VGA power connector
- CPU / System / NB FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Clear CMOS Button
- SPDIF-out connector for HDMI
- IrDA infrared module header
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATA II connectors
- 2 x ATA133 connectors

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 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

 


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.

 

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

 

Awards

Editor's Choice - PCDIY!
Date: 2007-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PCDIY!
Country: Tajikistan
Best Value - iPC
Date: 2007-00
Title: Best Value
Review: -
Media: iPC
Country: Indonesia

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 - Disabled PCI Prefetch.
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-10-28
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
click here

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

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.
NVIDIA nForce4 System Drivers
Description For Win200/XP system
• Ethernet NRM driver version 4.82 (WHQL)
• Network management tools
• SMBus driver version 4.5(WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
• Installer version 4.93
• Win2K IDE PATARAID driver version 5.52
• Win2K IDE SATARAID driver version 5.52 (WHQL)
• Win2K IDE SATA_IDE driver version 5.52 (WHQL)
• Win2K RAIDTOOL application version 5.52
• WinXP IDE PATARAID driver version 5.52
• WinXP IDE SATARAID driver version 5.52 (WHQL)
• WinXP IDE SATA_IDE driver version 5.52 (WHQL)
• WinXP RAIDTOOL application version 5.52


For WinXP 64-bit system
• Ethernet NRM driver version 4.82 (WHQL)
• Network Firewall management tools version 4.85
• SMBus driver version 4.48 (WHQL)
• Installer version 4.77
• WinXP IDE PATARAID driver version 5.34
• WinXP IDE SATARAID driver version 5.34 (WHQL)
• WinXP IDE SATA_IDE driver version 5.34 (WHQL)
• WinXP RAIDTOOL application version 4.82
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-03-23
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
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NVIDIA nForce4 System Drivers
Description For Win200/XP system
• Ethernet NRM driver version 4.82 (WHQL)
• Network management tools
• SMBus driver version 4.5(WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
• Installer version 4.93
• Win2K IDE PATARAID driver version 5.52
• Win2K IDE SATARAID driver version 5.52 (WHQL)
• Win2K IDE SATA_IDE driver version 5.52 (WHQL)
• Win2K RAIDTOOL application version 5.52
• WinXP IDE PATARAID driver version 5.52
• WinXP IDE SATARAID driver version 5.52 (WHQL)
• WinXP IDE SATA_IDE driver version 5.52 (WHQL)
• WinXP RAIDTOOL application version 5.52


For WinXP 64-bit system
• Ethernet NRM driver version 4.82 (WHQL)
• Network Firewall management tools version 4.85
• SMBus driver version 4.48 (WHQL)
• Installer version 4.77
• WinXP IDE PATARAID driver version 5.34
• WinXP IDE SATARAID driver version 5.34 (WHQL)
• WinXP IDE SATA_IDE driver version 5.34 (WHQL)
• WinXP RAIDTOOL application version 4.82
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-03-23
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver
Description • Driver version for Win98/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP: 5.10.00.6230


Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 30.58 MB
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Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver
Description • Driver version for Win98/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP: 5.10.00.6230


Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 30.58 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
OS Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
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.
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
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NVIDIA nTune
Description The NVIDIA® nTune™ is the easiest, fastest, and safest performance optimization and monitoring application available for your PC.
• Improved dynamic overclocking / GPU overclocking
• Benchmarking wizard / Saved system profiles
• System troubleshooting / Improved system monitoring
• Voltage and bus speed monitoring / Temperature and fan speed monitoring
• Dynamically adjustable voltages and fan speeds / Dynamically adjustable memory timings
Version 5.00.08.06
Type Utility Release Date 2006-08-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 31.02 MB
Note
NVIDIA nTune
Description The NVIDIA® nTune™ is the easiest, fastest, and safest performance optimization and monitoring application available for your PC.
• Improved dynamic overclocking / GPU overclocking
• Benchmarking wizard / Saved system profiles
• System troubleshooting / Improved system monitoring
• Voltage and bus speed monitoring / Temperature and fan speed monitoring
• Dynamically adjustable voltages and fan speeds / Dynamically adjustable memory timings
Version 5.00.08.06
Type Utility Release Date 2006-08-29
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 31.02 MB
Note
MSI Dual CoreCenter Patch
Description • This patch lifts up the warning temperature of VGA cards from 80 degree to 95 degree.
• This patch is for the version before 1.0.1.8 (included) of Dual CoreCenter. No need for the version after 1.0.1.9.
Version 1.0
Type Utility Release Date 2006-07-25
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0.34 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 Traditional Chinese 9.47 MB download 2007-04-13
1.0 Simplified Chinese 8.24 MB download 2006-12-07
1.0 Multi-Language 2.24 MB download 2006-11-16
1.0 English 13.65 MB download 2006-10-23
1.0 Multi-Language 14.77 MB download 2006-07-19
1.0 Multi-Language 0.18 MB download 2006-06-15
OC manual Traditional Chinese 0.73 MB download 2005-03-16

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