P4M900M2-L

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.

Basic Specifications

Socket 775
CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Duo
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 533/800/1066
Chipset VIA® P4M900+VT8237A/VT8237S
DDR2 Memory DDR2 400/533/667
Memory Channel Single
DIMM Slots 2
Max Memory (GB) 2
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1X16)
PCI-Ex1 1
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 2
LAN 10/100*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6
Serial ports (Rear) 1
Parallel ports (Rear) 1
VGA 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 256
DirectX DX9
Form Factor M-ATX

 

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 Socket 775 for Intel® P4 3xx/ 5xx/ 6xx/ Pentium D, Celeron D, 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® P4M900 Chipset
- Supports P4 processor FSB 1066/800/533MHz
- Supports DDR2 667/533/400 memory

VIA® VT8237A/VT8237S Chipset
- Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 master mode.
- 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 DDR2 DRAM
• Supports up to 2GB memory size.
• Supports DDR2 400/533/667 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/VT8237S 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/ATA II controller integrated in VT8237A/VT8237S.
- Up to 1.5Gb/sec transfer rate. (VT8237A)
- Up to 3Gb/sec transfer rate. (VT8237S)
- Can connect up to 2 Serial ATA drives.


Audio


• Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC883
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec.


LAN


• Supports 10/100 Fast Ethernet by Realtek RTL8201CL


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 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 RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x Graphics Card 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

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 BIOS report incorrect CPU temperature for E4500 CPU.
- Fixed PS2 mouse cannot workd with USB KB under Vista.
Version 5.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-10-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update VBIOS version.
- Update CPU ID.
- Fixed system will display some noise after resume from S3 uner Vista.
- Remove DMIRecovery function from BIOS.
Version 5.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-08-13
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Fixed BIOS report incorrect CPU temperature.
Version 5.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-07-31
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Microcode.
Version 5.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-05-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Supported system resume from suspend by PS2 mouse under DOS mode.
- Supported wake up by LAN function.
- Update onboard VGA firmware version.
- Update CPU Microcode.
Version 5.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-04-04
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release.
Version 5.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-01-05
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
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Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Drivers
Description XP/200/98SE/ME/NT Ver: 5.687.0225.2008
WinXP 64 Ver : 5.671.0601.2007
Win Vista Ver: 6.208.0729.2008
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-09-04
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Drivers
Description XP/200/98SE/ME/NT Ver: 5.687.0225.2008
WinXP 64 Ver : 5.671.0601.2007
Win Vista Ver: 6.208.0729.2008
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-09-04
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Drivers
Description XP/200/98SE/ME/NT Ver: 5.687.0225.2008
WinXP 64 Ver : 5.671.0601.2007
Win Vista Ver: 6.208.0729.2008
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-09-04
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA MAC + Realtek PHY LAN Drivers
Description • Supported VIA8237 integrated MAC + Realtek 8201 series PHY
• Driver Version : 3.7
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2006-11-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 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
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 P4M900 VGA Drivers
Description • Win2K/XP WHQL pass
• Driver version:
Win 2000/XP: 6.14.10.0095
WinXP 64 version: 6.14.10.6011
• Vista32/Vista64 Ver : 7.14.14.0008
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2007-09-03
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA P4M900 VGA Drivers
Description • Win2K/XP WHQL pass
• Driver version:
Win 2000/XP: 6.14.10.0095
WinXP 64 version: 6.14.10.6011
• Vista32/Vista64 Ver : 7.14.14.0008
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2007-09-03
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA P4M900 VGA Drivers
Description • Win2K/XP WHQL pass
• Driver version:
Win 2000/XP: 6.14.10.0095
WinXP 64 version: 6.14.10.6011
• Vista32/Vista64 Ver : 7.14.14.0008
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2007-09-03
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA P4M900 VGA Drivers
Description • Win2K/XP WHQL pass
• Driver version:
Win 2000/XP: 6.14.10.0095
WinXP 64 version: 6.14.10.6011
• Vista32/Vista64 Ver : 7.14.14.0008
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2007-09-03
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
2.0 Traditional Chinese 6.04 MB download 2007-01-26
2.0 Multi-Language 2.53 MB download 2007-01-18
2.0 English 4.76 MB download 2006-12-18

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