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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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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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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.

Detail Specifications


CPU

• Supports Socket 775 for Intel® P4 3xx/ 5xx/ 6xx/ Pentium D (805/820/920/925/930), Core 2 Duo processors.
• Supports FSB 1066/800/533MHz.
• Supports 3/4 pin CPU Fan Pin-Header with Fan Speed Control.
• Supports EIST Technology
• Supports Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology
*we recommend to use processors with 95W power consumption.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset  

VIA® P4M890 Chipset

 - Supports P4 processor FSB 1066/800/533MHz
 - Supports DDRII 533/400 memory
 - Integrated VIA UniChromeT Pro graphics core

VIA® VT8237A Chipset
 - Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller.
 - ACPI & PC2001 compliant enhanced power management.
 - Supports USB 2.0 up to 8 ports.


Main Memory


• Supports two unbuffered 240-pin DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDRII DRAM
• Supports up to 2GB memory size.
• Supports DDRII 533/400 memory interface.


Slots 


• One PCI Express x 16 slot & one PCI Express x 1 slot.
• Two PCI 2.2 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3.3V/5V PCI bus interface).


On-Board IDE 
  

• An IDE controller on the VT8237A chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 operation modes.
- Can connect up to four IDE devices.

• Serial ATA/150 controller integrated in VT8237A.
- Up to 1.5Gb/sec transfer rate.
- Can connect up to 2 Serial ATA drives.

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

• VIA VT1708 8 channel audio codec.
 - Compliance with Azalia 1.x HD spec.


IEEE1394


VIA® VT6307/VT6308P chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, front x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.


LAN 


VIA® VT6103L chipset
- Supports 10Mb/s and 100Mb/s.
- Compliance with PCI v2.2
- Supports ACPI Power Management


Internal I/O Connectors

 - ATX 24-Pin power connector
 - 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
 - CPU / Power /System fan connectors
 - CD-in connector
 - Clear CMOS jumper
 - Chassis intrusion switch connector
 - 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port (optional)
 - 1 x SPDIF-out connector
 - Serial port connector (JCOM2)
 - 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
 - Front panel audio connector
 - Front panel connectors
 - 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
 - 2 x Ultra DMA 133 IDE device connectors
 - 2 x Serial ATA device connectors

MSI Reminds You...
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.


Back Panel I/O Ports

 - 1 x Parallel
 - 1 x Serial port (COM 1)
 - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
 - 1 x PS/2 Mouse
 - 1 x Audio I/O (6 in 1)
 - 4 x USB 2.0
 - 1 x IEEE1394 (optional)
 - 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
 - 1 x VGA port


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

• 24.4 cm(L) x 21.0 cm(W) M-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.

 

Awards

Value Buy Award - Max It
Date: 2007-00
Title: Value Buy Award
Review: -
Media: Max It
Country: Malawi

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 Micro Code.
- Fixed system will auto reinstall audio driver under VISTA.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-01-29
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Support 1400 x 900 resolution.
- Fixed system cannot go to S4 with Dual Core CPU.
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-05-30
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 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-12-12
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 2006-08-25
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,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,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
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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 10/100 LAN Drivers
Description • Supports VIA VT6103/VT6105
• Driver Version: 3.68.0.417 (Win98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista32/64)
• Driver Version: 3.54.0.0439 (WinXP 64-bit)
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-06-13
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 4.92 MB
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VIA 10/100 LAN Drivers
Description • Supports VIA VT6103/VT6105
• Driver Version: 3.68.0.417 (Win98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista32/64)
• Driver Version: 3.54.0.0439 (WinXP 64-bit)
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-06-13
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0.42 MB
Note
VIA 10/100 LAN Drivers
Description • Supports VIA VT6103/VT6105
• Driver Version: 3.68.0.417 (Win98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista32/64)
• Driver Version: 3.54.0.0439 (WinXP 64-bit)
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-06-13
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 0.46 MB
Note
VIA 10/100 LAN Drivers
Description • Supports VIA VT6103/VT6105
• Driver Version: 3.68.0.417 (Win98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista32/64)
• Driver Version: 3.54.0.0439 (WinXP 64-bit)
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-06-13
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0.05 MB
Note
VIA HD Audio Codec
Description XP/Vista/Win7: v9700b
Version 6.0.1.9700
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2011-07-19
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 96.62 MB
Note
VIA HD Audio Codec (For front panel AC'97)
Description XP/Vista/Win7: v8800b
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2010-12-14
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 63.63 MB
Note
VIA PIDE/SATA RAID Drivers & Utility
Description Win XP/2K Ver: 5.1.2600.540
Win 98/Me Ver: 2.0.950.540
Win Vista Ver: 5.11a
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2008-04-30
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA PIDE/SATA RAID Drivers & Utility
Description Win XP/2K Ver: 5.1.2600.540
Win 98/Me Ver: 2.0.950.540
Win Vista Ver: 5.11a
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2008-04-30
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA PIDE/SATA RAID Drivers & Utility
Description Win XP/2K Ver: 5.1.2600.540
Win 98/Me Ver: 2.0.950.540
Win Vista Ver: 5.11a
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2008-04-30
OS XP 64
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
VIA P4M890 VGA Drivers
Description • Win2K/XP WHQL pass
• Driver version:
Win 2000/XP: 6.14.10.0298
WinXP 64bit: 6.14.10.6007
Vista 32: 6.14.10.0326
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2007-05-17
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA P4M890 VGA Drivers
Description • Win2K/XP WHQL pass
• Driver version:
Win 2000/XP: 6.14.10.0298
WinXP 64bit: 6.14.10.6007
Vista 32: 6.14.10.0326
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2007-05-17
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA P4M890 VGA Drivers
Description • Win2K/XP WHQL pass
• Driver version:
Win 2000/XP: 6.14.10.0298
WinXP 64bit: 6.14.10.6007
Vista 32: 6.14.10.0326
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2007-05-17
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Utility

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 32,Win 2000

!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

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 Japanese 11.52 MB download 2006-11-02
1.0 English 6.13 MB download 2006-09-15
1.0 Multi-Language 2.73 MB download 2006-09-13
1.0 Traditional Chinese 6.59 MB download 2006-08-31

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