KT4A Ultra

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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Fuzzy logic4

• The most complete overclocking utility based on Windows OS. • System information auto detect. • Optimized CPU automatically or manually. • The 4th generation new feature: adjustable AGP ration and Vcore.
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pc alert4

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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Fuzzy logic4

• The most complete overclocking utility based on Windows OS. • System information auto detect. • Optimized CPU automatically or manually. • The 4th generation new feature: adjustable AGP ration and Vcore.
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pc alert4

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

• Supports Socket A (Socket 462) for AMD® Athlon™ XP/Athlon™/Duron™ processor
• Supports to Athlon™ XP 3000+ processor or higher speed


Chipset  

VIA® KT400A Chipset
 - FSB @200/266/333MHz
 - Supports DDR200/266/333/400 memory
 - AGP 8X and PCI advanced high performance memory controller.

VIA® VT8235 Chipset
 - Dual channel Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode EIDE controller.
 - ACPI & PC2001 compliant enhanced power management.
 - Integrated USB 2.0 controller.


FSB

100/133/166 MHz clocks are supported.


Main Memory


• Supports six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR DRAMs.
• Supports up to 3GB memory size.
• Supports DDR400/DDR333/DDR266/DDR200 DRAM
• No support ECC Function.


DDR 400/PC3200 Qualified Memory Test List

1. Tested with processor FSB 166:

Vendor
Model
Size
Memory slot
FSB
MICRON MT46V16M8TG-5ESB
256
3
166
Apacer Winbond W942508BH-5
512
2
166
Winbond
W9425GCDB-5
W942508BH-5
256
3
166

2. Tested with processor FSB 166/FSB133:
Vendor
Model
Size
Memory slot
FSB
Infineon HYB25D256160BT-5
256
2
133/166
MICRON MT46V16M8TG-5ESB
256
2
133/166
Kingston Winbond W9425028BH-5
256
3
133/166
Samsung K4H560838d-TCC4
256
3
133/166
CORSAIR XMS3200v1.1
256
2
133/166
CORSAIR XMS3502v1.1
256
3
133/166
Samsung Apacer K4H560838D-TCC4
256
3
133/166
KingMax KDL684T4AA-50
256
2
133/166
HYNIX HY5DU56822AT-D43
256
3
133/166
Kingston Winbond W942508BH-5
512
2
133/166
Samsung K4H560838D-TCC
512
2
133/166
HYNIX HY5DU56822AT-D43
512
2
133/166
Winbond
9425GCDB-5
W9425028BH-5
512
2
133/166
PSC A255CD30ATP-5
512
2
133/166


Slots


• One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) slot.
  - Supports AGP 4x/8x.
• Six 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface).


On-Board IDE


• An IDE controller on the VT8235 chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and
  Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.


Serial ATA Interface


• Support 2 serial ATA + 1 ATA133
 - RAID O or 1 are supported
 - RAID function works w/ATA133+SATA H/D or 2 SATA H/D
• Connect up to 2 Serial ATA devices and 1 ATA133 device

Bluetooth

• 1 extra pinheader for Bluetooth connect connection.


Audio


• C-Media 8738MX 6-channel audio with SPDIF out.


LAN


• Broadcom 5702
 - Integrated Gigabit Ethernet MAC and PHY transceiver, auto-negotiation operation.
 - Supports single-port 10MB/s, 100MB/s and 1000MB/s BAST-T application.
 - Compliance with PCI v2.2, mini PCI 1.0 and LAN on Motherboard (LOM) standard.


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
 - 1 floppy port supports 2 FDDs with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
 - 2 serial ports (COM A + COM B)
 - 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
 - 1 IrDA connector for SIR/ASKIR/HPSIR
 - 1 audio port
 - 6 USB 2.0 ports (Rear x 4/ Front x 2)


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices
  and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records
  your motherboard specifications.
• ACPI, 1.0a, APM1.2, PnP 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, USB 2.0, WFM 2.0, Overclock, Boot from USB
  device.


Dimension

• 30.5 cm(L) x 23 cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 6 mounting holes.


Bundled
InterVideo WinDVD


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

TIP Power Award - CHIP
Date: 2003-00
Title: TIP Power Award
Review: >Open
Media: CHIP
Country: Indonesia
Best Buy - PC-DIY
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: >Open
Media: PC-DIY
Country: China

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 This is AMI BIOS release
Version 3.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2003-04-21
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This BIOS cannot be used on KT4 Ultra (MS-6590)
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,Win 98 SE,Win NT,Win Me,Win 95

!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.
VIA Chipset 4in1 Drivers
Description • WHQL pass for Win2K/XP/64-bit
• Support WinXP 64-bit OS
• Support Windows Vista 32/64
• Driver version: 5.11a

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA Chipset 4in1 Drivers
Description • WHQL pass for Win2K/XP/64-bit
• Support WinXP 64-bit OS
• Support Windows Vista 32/64
• Driver version: 5.11a

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA Chipset 4in1 Drivers
Description • WHQL pass for Win2K/XP/64-bit
• Support WinXP 64-bit OS
• Support Windows Vista 32/64
• Driver version: 5.11a

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA USB2.0 Drivers
Description • For Win98/ME OS only
• Version: 98/me-4.90.3000.10(2.70)
• Fixed S3 issue under WinME

Note: For WinXP, please use Microsoft Windows Update to download driver from Microsoft or aquire the latest service pack
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-02-17
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA USB2.0 Patch (Under WinXP+SP1)
Description • Patch WinXP+SP1 USB2.0 show "Standard Enhance PCI to USB Host Controller" to "VIA USB2.0 Enhance Host Controller".
• Driver version: 5.1.2600.1106
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2002-11-08
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Broadcom 4401 LAN Drivers
Description For motherboard with on-board Broadcom 4401 LAN chipset
• Driver version: 4.28.0.0 (WinXP/2000/ME/98SE), 4.37.0.0(WinXP 64-bit)

Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2005-11-23
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Broadcom 4401 LAN Drivers
Description For motherboard with on-board Broadcom 4401 LAN chipset
• Driver version: 4.28.0.0 (WinXP/2000/ME/98SE), 4.37.0.0(WinXP 64-bit)

Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2005-11-23
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Broadcom 5702 LAN Drivers
Description For motherboard with on-board Broadcom 5702 LAN chipset
• Add support Broadcom 5705 Lan chip
• Package: v667, WHQL Pass
• Driver version: 6.34.0.0

Note: check first your motherboard broadcom chipset version
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2003-03-18
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
C-Media CMI8738 Sound Drivers
Description • Remove for MS-6592 AUX/Mono IN item.
• Driver version: 5.12.1.642

Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2002-11-09
OS Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
C-Media CMI8738 Sound Drivers
Description • Remove for MS-6592 AUX/Mono IN item.
• Driver version: 5.12.1.642

Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2002-11-09
OS Win 98
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
C-Media CMI8738 Sound Drivers
Description • Remove for MS-6592 AUX/Mono IN item.
• Driver version: 5.12.1.642

Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2002-11-09
OS Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
C-Media CMI8738 Sound Drivers
Description • Remove for MS-6592 AUX/Mono IN item.
• Driver version: 5.12.1.642

Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2002-11-09
OS Win NT
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
C-Media CMI8738 Sound Drivers
Description • Remove for MS-6592 AUX/Mono IN item.
• Driver version: 5.12.1.642

Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2002-11-09
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA VT8237(R) SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description VIA SATA RAID driver
1. Extract the file in the RAID folder 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 2006-09-15
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA VT8237(R) SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description VIA SATA RAID driver
1. Extract the file in the RAID folder 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 2006-09-15
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Promise PDC20376 Serial-ATA RAID Utility
Description • WHQL Pass for WinXP / Win2000 / Windows Server 2003
• Driver version: 1.00.1.29
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2003-07-16
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Promise Serial-ATA RAID Drivers
Description • Fix MS-6565 v2.0 test S3 200 times fail issue
• Driver version: 1.0.0.19

Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2003-01-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

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
Note
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
Note
Fuzzy Logic 4
Description • Add version information for Live Update
• AP Version: 4.1.58.0

Version 4.1.58.0
Type Utility Release Date 2005-10-26
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 4.14 MB
Note

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 0.18 MB download 2006-06-15
1.3 Simplified Chinese 6.58 MB download 2003-06-02
1.1 Traditional Chinese 2.71 MB download 2003-06-02
1.5 English 5.35 MB download 2003-04-28

CPU Support

 

Marketing Name
KT4A Ultra
Model Name
6590
PCB Version
200A
BIOS Version
A6590VMS.300
CPU
FSB
Ratio
Result
Morgan (0.18u) 100/200MHz FSB
Duron 1.1G
100
11
OK
Duron 1.2G
100
12
OK
Duron 1.3G
100
13
OK
Applebred (0.13um) 133/266MHz FSB
Duron 1400
133
10.5
OK
Duron 1600
133
12
OK
Duron 1800
133
13.5
OK
Thunderbird (0.18um) 100(133)/200(266)MHz FSB
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.1G
100
11
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.13G
133
8.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.2G
100
12
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.2G
133
9
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.3G
100
13
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.33G
133
10
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4G
100
14
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4G
133
10.5
OK
Palomino (0.18u) 133/266MHz FSB
AthlonXP 1500+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1600+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1700+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1800+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1900+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2100+
133
Auto
OK
Thoroughbred (0.13u) 133/266MHz FSB
AthlonXP 1700+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1800+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1900+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2100+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2200+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2400+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2600+
133
Auto
OK
Thoroughbred (0.13u) 166/333MHz FSB
AthlonXP 2600+
166
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2700+
166
Auto
OK
Thorton (0.13u) 133/266MHz FSB 256KB L2 Cache
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2200+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2400+
133
Auto
OK
Thorton (0.13u) 166/333MHz FSB 256KB L2 Cache
AthlonXP 2600+
166
Auto
OK
Barton (0.13u) 166/333MHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache
AthlonXP 2500+
166
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2800+
166
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 3000+
166
Auto
OK

Sales Inquiry

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