MS-6163 Pro

Overview

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  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.

Detail Specifications

CPU

Support Slot 1 for Intel® Pentium® II/III or Celeron™ Processor
Supports 233MHz~700MHz


Chipset

Intel® 82433BX Chipset
Intel® 82371EB Chipset


FSB

66~155MHz clocks are supported.
(According to product specification, FSB above 100MHz is not guaranteed to work properly with your CPU)


Main Memory

Supports four 168-pin unbuffered DIMM using eight memory banks.
Supports a maximum memory size of 348MB (8M8) or 768MB (16M4) registered DIMM
   only
Support ECC (1-bit Error Code Correct) function
Supports 3.3v PC100 DRAM DIMM.


Slots


One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) slot.
  - AGP specification compliant
  - AGP 66/133MHz 3.3v device support
Six 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots and one 16-bit ISA Bus slot wherein one shared slot can be
   used as ISA or PCI
Supports 3.3v/5v PCI Bus Interface.


On-Board IDE


An IDE controller on the Intel® 82371EB PCI Chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO,
   Bus Master and Ultra DMA 33 operation modes.
Can connect up to four IDE devices.


Audio

Creative® ES1373 Chipset
  - 64-voice and AC3 Capable
  - Running on PCI Bus
  - Direct Sound Hardware Accelerator
  - Direct Music Hardware Accelerator
  - AC97® Compliant


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
  - 1 Floppy port supports 2 FDD 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
  - 2 USB ports
  - 1 IrDA connector for SIR


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.


Dimension

30.0 cm(L) x 18.6 cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

6 mounting holes.


Product Accessories
  

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• 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

Slot 1 Mainboard - PC Shopper
Date: 2000-00
Title: Slot 1 Mainboard
Review: -
Media: PC Shopper
Country: Tajikistan

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 Fixed CPU L2 Cache error problem
Version 3.a
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2001-05-11
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Fix CPU clock show error when FSB = 110.
-Fix CPU clock 90x8.5 will show ?42.
-Support MS-6915 ATA-100 Card.
-Fix iomega ZIP 250 ATAPI under POST shows error.
-Fix system hang when IDE HDD size over 65GB.
-Support new CPU. (500A & 533A MHz for Coppermine /128K)
-Fixed frequency error when clock is over 999MHz.

Version 3.9
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-09-04
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Updated CPU microcode
Version 3.8
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-05-29
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This bios cannot be use for PCB 1.X
Description Show KBC input clock.
Version 3.7
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-04-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This bios cannot be use for PCB 1.X
Description Updated CPU microcode.
Version 3.4
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-03-14
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This bios cannot be use for PCB 1.X
Description - Fixed the problem wherein after clearing cmos the vcore value will be shown incorrectly.
- Fixed the problem wherein when the boot sequence is set to cdrom first, system can't boot from other devices if no bootable cd exists
- Support IBM 37.5gb hdd.
- Support Intel(R) Coppermine(R) CPU.
Version 3.3
Type Award BIOS Release Date 1999-11-01
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note For Intel(R) Coppermine(R) CPU support, please check first if your mainboard have a blue sticker with the letter "C" located in the I/O chip, if yes, that means your system could support Intel(R) Coppermine(R) CPU. (The I/O chip is located beside the Primary IDE connector)

This bios cannot be use for PCB 1.X
Description - Added support for PPGA370 Coppermine(R) CPU.
- Fixed the compatibility problem with Micron 128MB memory
- Fixed the problem wherein the keyboard will hang after resuming from Suspend to RAM when no ps/2 mouse is in use
- Fixed the China Y2K test program failed problem.
- Fixed the USB mouse hang problem after resuming from Suspend to RAM. - Fixed the Suspend to RAM fail problem when using PIII 600 with some VGA cards
- Fixed the problem wherein after clearing CMOS the Vcore value will be shown incorrectly.
- Fixed the mouse power on function fail after shutdown from Suspend to disk.
- Fixed the PS/2 mouse power on function failed after shutdown from Windows(R)98 ACPI/ Windows98(R)SE ACPI.
- Fixed the problem with SCO-Unix 5.05 wherein the system waits for a long time and will show a warning message "wd0:time out on fixed disk dev 1/42" when detecting APM1.2 function.
Version 3.2
Type Award BIOS Release Date 1999-10-15
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This bios is only for PCB ver 2.X
Description - Support Celeron(R) 500 and PIII(R) 600 MHz
- Support Copermine(R) CPU
- Fix to show the incorrect CPU frequency for 4.5x115MHz
- Fix "System BIOS lock" function
- Fix system can't install Windows 2000 ACPI when a bus master device is inserted into PCI slot5
- Fix S3/S4 fail on Windows98 SE
- Fix the problem wherein the system will hang and can't be power down when using some modem cards
- Fix the problem wherein system will hang when running S3 immediately after running S4
- Fix some mouse/keyboard problem that will cause the system to reboot continously
- Add MSI_ERROR_LED for one of the following status: RTC error, keyboard error, VGA card error and when no HDD found.
- Support Adaptec AHA 2910 card
- Change Vcore adjustable limit to 20%
- Change "Top Tech. II" string to "Top Tech III"
- Updated DMI information
Version 3.1
Type Award BIOS Release Date 1999-08-06
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This bios could not be use for PCB 1.X
Description This bios is only for PCB ver 2.0 (MS-6163Pro)
Version 3.0
Type Award BIOS Release Date 1999-06-25
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This bios could not be use for PCB 1.0 (MS-6163)
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Live Update 5

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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

Win 2000,Win 98,Win NT,Win Me

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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.


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Creative ES-1373 Sound Drivers
Description Creative ES-1373 sound driver
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2000-07-25
OS Win 98
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Creative ES-1373 Sound Drivers
Description Creative ES-1373 sound driver
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2000-07-25
OS Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Creative ES-1373 Sound Drivers
Description Creative ES-1373 sound driver
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2000-07-25
OS Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Creative ES-1373 Sound Drivers
Description Creative ES-1373 sound driver
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2000-07-25
OS Win NT
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

Manual

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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
2.0B English 1.02 MB download 2002-05-29

Test Report

CPU Support

 

Marketing Name
MS-6163 Pro
Model Name
6163Pro
PCB Version  
2
BIOS Version
W6163IMJ.3A0
CPU
FSB
Ratio
Result
PII (Celeron) 233
66
3.5
OK
PII (Celeron) 266
66
4
OK
PII (Celeron) 300
66
4.5
OK
PII (Celeron) 300A
66
4.5
OK
PII (Celeron) 333
66
5
OK
PII (Celeron) 366
66
5.5
OK
PII (Celeron) 400
66
6
OK
PII (Celeron) 433
66
6.5
OK
 
PII (Klamath) 233
66
3.5
OK
PII (Klamath) 266
66
4
OK
PII (Klamath) 300
66
4.5
OK
PII (Deschutes) 266
66
4
OK
PII (Deschutes) 300
66
4.5
OK
PII (Deschutes) 333
66
5
OK
PII (Deschutes) 350
100
3.5
OK
PII (Deschutes) 400
100
4
OK
PII (Deschutes) 450
100
4.5
OK
 
PIII (Katmai) 450
100
4.5
OK
PIII (Katmai) 500
100
5
OK
PIII (Katmai) 550
100
5.5
OK
PIII (Katmai) 600
100
6
OK
 
PIII (Coppermine) 500E
100
5
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 550E
100
5.5
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 600E
100
6
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 650
100
6.5
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 1G
100
10
OK

Note: For Intel® Coppermine® CPU support, please check first if your motherboard have a blue sticker with the letter "C" located in the I/O chip, if yes, that means your system could support Intel® Coppermine® CPU. (The Winbond I/O chip is located near the Serial Port)
 

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