P35 Neo2-FR / FIR

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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Dual Core Center

• Key components status hardware monitor.
• Monitor the CPU status.
• Optimize System status define.
• Auto speed up with system loading change.

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DOT Exress

MSI DOT Express provides overclocking function and the best and easiest optimization of the GPU & Memory speed for the maximum performance.

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.

featurePic

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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Dual Core Center

• Key components status hardware monitor.
• Monitor the CPU status.
• Optimize System status define.
• Auto speed up with system loading change.

featurePic

DOT Exress

MSI DOT Express provides overclocking function and the best and easiest optimization of the GPU & Memory speed for the maximum performance.

Basic Specifications

Socket 775
CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Quad
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 800/1066/1333/1600
Chipset Intel® P35+ICH9R
DDR2 Memory DDR2 667/800/1066
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 8
PCI-Ex16 2
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16, 1x4)
PCI-Ex1 2
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 5
RAID 0/1/5/10
LAN 10/100/1000*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 6
Audio ports (Rear) 6
1394 ports (Rear) 1 (Optional)
eSATA 2
Form Factor ATX
CrossFire 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

• Supports Intel® Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors in LGA775 package.
• Supports Intel® Yorkfield, Wolfdale.
• Supports FSB 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

• Intel® P35 Chipset
- Supports FSB 800/1066/1333MHz.
- Supports dual channel, DDR2 667/800/1066 (OC).

• Intel® ICH9R Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 12 ports.
- 4 SATAII with 2 eSATA ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.
- Serial ATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
- Integrated AHCI controller.
e-SATA functionality would be fully supported by VISTA ( In Box driver with AHCI driver);
Under WinXP e-SATA functionality would not be fully supported without AHCI driver.


Main Memory


• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 DRAM
• Supports up to 8GB memory size.
• Supports dual channel DDR2 memory architecture.
• Supports DDR2 667/800/1066 (OC) memory interface.


Slots

• Two PCI Express 16X slots with 1x16 and 1x4 operations (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.0a compliant; supports CrossFire Technology)
• Two PCI Express x1 slots. (support PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Two 32-bit PCI v2.3 master PCI bus slots.
- Support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface.


On-Board IDE/SATA

One Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE controller integrated in Marvell® 88SE6111.
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

SATAII controller integrated in ICH9R and Marvell® 88SE6111 chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAII ports and two eSATA ports by ICH9R.
- Supports one SATAII port by 88SE6111.


Audio

• Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC888/ALC888T
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec.
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec.
- Supports VoIP Card. (only for ALC888T)


LAN

• Supports PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111B.


IEEE1394 / FireWire


VIA® VT6308 chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin VGA power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU / System x 5 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x SPDIF-out pinheader
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 1 x serial port pinheader
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 5 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA133 connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port (optional)
- 2 x H/W OC pinheaders (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 6 in 1 audio jack
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports


- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 2 x eSATA ports (please refer to Intel website for eSATA function)
- 1 x IEEE1394 port (optional)


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

• 30.5cm(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

Best Buy Award - PC World
Date: 2008-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: -
Media: PC World
Country: Greece
Best Value - Au-Ja.de
Date: 2008-00
Title: Best Value
Review: >Open
Media: Au-Ja.de
Country: Germany
Recommended - GameStar
Date: 2008-00
Title: Recommended
Review: -
Media: GameStar
Country: Hungary
Hardware Reference - GameStar
Date: 2008-00
Title: Hardware Reference
Review: -
Media: GameStar
Country: Germany
Best of Test - GameStar
Date: 2008-00
Title: Best of Test
Review: -
Media: GameStar
Country: Germany
91 Points out of 100 - GameStar
Date: 2008-00
Title: 91 Points out of 100
Review: -
Media: GameStar
Country: Germany
Best Product of Year 2007 - Micro Computer
Date: 2007-00
Title: Best Product of Year 2007
Review: -
Media: Micro Computer
Country: China
Silver Editor's Choice Award - Anandtech.com
Date: 2007-00
Title: Silver Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Anandtech.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice - Micromart
Date: 2007-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: Micromart
Country: United States
Editor's Choice - I Love PC
Date: 2007-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: I Love PC
Country: Mauritius
Recommended - FrazPC.pl
Date: 2007-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: FrazPC.pl
Country: Portugal
Editor's Choice - Bodnara
Date: 2007-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Bodnara
Country: Mauritius
Editor's Choice - Brainbox.co.kr
Date: 2007-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: Brainbox.co.kr
Country: Mauritius
Editor's Choice - K-Bench.com
Date: 2007-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: K-Bench.com
Country: Mauritius
User's Choice - Bodnara
Date: 2007-00
Title: User's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Bodnara
Country: Mauritius
Editor's Choice - Bodnara
Date: 2007-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Bodnara
Country: Mauritius
Best Choice - Bodnara
Date: 2007-00
Title: Best Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Bodnara
Country: Mauritius
Tested Long-Term Stability - TUV
Date: 2007-00
Title: Tested Long-Term Stability
Review: -
Media: TUV
Country: Germany
The Best of PC Bee Award - pcBee
Date: 2007-00
Title: The Best of PC Bee Award
Review: >Open
Media: pcBee
Country: Mauritius

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 system report incorrect memory size when install 4G memory.
Version 1.C
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-12-30
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Module.
- Update Marvell LAN ROM version.
Version 1.A
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-11-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update Marvell LAN ROM version.
- Fixed system fan cannot work properly after resume from S3.
Version 1.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-07-07
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed system cannot resume from S3 with CPU E8400.
Version 1.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-02-05
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro code.
- Update LAN ROM firmware.
- Support NX7900GTX VGA card.
Version 1.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-12-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro code.
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-10-31
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed SmartFan function cannot work properly after resume from S3.
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-09-28
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update AHCI firmware version.
- Fixed system cannot resume from S4 by USB device.
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-09-04
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro code.
- Fixed CMOS data lose after reflash BIOS.
- Update Marvell BootROM.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-07-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support boot sequence device up to 12 devices.
- Update LAN boot ROM version.
- Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update SATA Raid firmware version.
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-05-11
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 1.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-05-04
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

!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.
Intel INF Drivers for 3/4/5 Chipsets
Description Xp/Vista/Win7 Version: 9.1.2.1008
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-07-30
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 2.39 MB
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Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description Network Driver
Version 7.77.1126.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2014-03-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.86 MB
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Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 5.818.912.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-30
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 6.252.1109.2012
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-05-10
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
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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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 10.5.0.1027
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-11-21
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 11.9 MB
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Floppy Driver (F6)
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 10.5.0.1027
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-08-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 0.58 MB
Note
Intel IAA RAID for ICH9R
Description • Support OS: WinXP/Vista
• Ver: 7.5.0.1017 WHQL

Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2007-10-24
OS Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel ICH9R SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description Intel ICH9R 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 2007-10-24
OS Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 32
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
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
MSI GoodMem
Description GoodMEM is a program which helps you increase your physical system memory size , and monitors your memory usage.
Version 1.0
Type Utility Release Date 2003-09-04
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0.14 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
1.2 Korean 9.36 MB download 2008-03-12
1.0 Greek 1.87 MB download 2008-01-25
1.2 Japanese 11.48 MB download 2007-08-27
1.2 Multi-Language 4.49 MB download 2007-06-21
1.2 Traditional Chinese 7.65 MB download 2007-06-12
1.2 Simplified Chinese 7.92 MB download 2007-05-28
1.2 English 11.89 MB download 2007-04-20

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