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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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This useful software detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage.

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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This useful software detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage.

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.

FSB

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

Chipset

NVIDIA® nForce 500 Ultra Chipset


Main Memory


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


Slots 
 

• 1 PCI Express x16 slot
• 1 PCI Express x1 slots
• 3 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.


On-Board IDE 


• One IDE port by NVIDIA® nForce 500 Ultra
- 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 ports by NVIDIA® nForce 500 Ultra
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s

RAID Function 

- SATA II 1~4 supports RAID 0/1 or 0+1 mode by NVIDIA® nForce 500 Ultra

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® ALC655
- 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
- CPU / System FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Clear CMOS Jumper
- SPDIF-out connector for HDMI
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 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 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 3 in 1 audio jack
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack


Dimension

• 30.4cm(L) x 18.5cm(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.

 

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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 ID.
- Fixed BIOS report incorrect CPU temperature for AMD Athlon 64X2 3800+ CPU.
Version 1.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-10-22
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Remove "Floppy Drive B" from BIOS.
- Fixed BIOS report incorrect CPU temperature.
Version 1.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-05-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed system fail in PCI-E when using MSI internal utility.
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-03-21
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update SMBIOS version.
- Update NVMM version.
- Fixed keyboard/mouse cannot work after resume from S3 under Vista.
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-12-06
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Disable USB port 8 & port 9 because HW doesn't support.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-11-07
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Remove F7 explanation in BIOS SetUp menu.

Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-10-13
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-09-19
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

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
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nVidia nForce4 SLI x16 MCP 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-07-17
OS XP 32, Win 2000
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

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 PC Alert 4
Description The utility is just like your PC doctor that can detect the following PC hardware status during real time operation:
• monitor CPU & system temperatures
• monitor fan speed(s)
• monitor system voltage
• monitor chassis intrusion
Version 4.1.2.5
Type Utility Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 2.39 MB
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MSI PC Alert 4
Description The utility is just like your PC doctor that can detect the following PC hardware status during real time operation:
• monitor CPU & system temperatures
• monitor fan speed(s)
• monitor system voltage
• monitor chassis intrusion
Version 4.1.2.5
Type Utility Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 2.39 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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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
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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 64
Download download File Size 31.02 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 2.5 MB download 2006-09-19
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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Sales Inquiry

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!