P4M900M3-F

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

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

Basic Specifications

Socket 775
CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Duo
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 533/800/1066
Chipset VIA® P4M900+VT8237S
DDR2 Memory DDR2 400/533/667
Memory Channel Single
DIMM Slots 2
Max Memory (GB) 4
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16)
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 2
RAID 0/1/JBOD
LAN 10/100/1000*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, Conroe, Core 2 Duo processors.
• Supports FSB 1066/800/533MHz.
* 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® VT8237S Chipset
 - Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode.
 - ACPI & PC2001 compliant enhanced power management.
 - Supports USB 2.0 up to 4 ports.


Main Memory


• Supports two unbuffered 240-pin DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 DRAM
• Supports up to 4GB memory size.
• Supports DDR2 400/533/667 memory interface.


Slots


• One PCI Express x 16 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 VTT8237S chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA 133/100/66 operation modes.

• Serial ATA II controller integrated in VT8237S.
- Up to 3Gb/sec transfer rate.
- Can connect up to 2 Serial ATA drives.

RAID Function 

- SATA II 1~2 support RAID 0/ 1 or JBOD mode by VT8237S

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


• Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC888
- HD 7.1-channel audio


LAN


• Supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek RTL8111B


Internal I/O Connectors

 - Front panel audio connector
 - Front panel connectors
 - 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
 - 1 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 PS/2 Keyboard
 - 1 x PS/2 Mouse 
 - 1 x Serial port (COM 1) 
 - 1 x Parallel (SPP / EPP / ECP)
 - 1 x D-Sub VGA port
 - 4 x USB 2.0
 - 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
 - 1 x Audio I/O (6 in 1)


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 20.0 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 New BIOS Release
Version 2.0
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
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

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
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
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
Note
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
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
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 2.2 MB download 2007-08-06

Test Report

CPU Support

 

CPU FSB / HT BUS Ratio Result
Core2 Duo (65nm, L2 Cache)
E4300 2x1MB (1.8GHz, L2, 65W) 800 9 OK
E4400 2x1MB (2GHz, L2, 65W) 800 10 OK
E4400 2x1MB (2GHz, M0, 65W) 800 10 OK
E4500 2x1M (2.2GHz, M0, 65W) 800 11 OK
E4600 2x1M (2.4GHz, M0, 65W) 800 12 OK
E4700 2x1M (2.6GHz, G0, 65W) 800 13 OK
E6300 2x1MB (1.86GHz, B2, 65W) 1066 7 OK
E6300 2x1MB (1.86GHz, L2, 65W) 1066 7 OK
E6320 2x2MB (1.86GHz, B2, 65W) 1066 7 OK
E6400 2x1MB (2.13GHz, B2, 65W) 1066 8 OK
E6400 2x1MB (2.13GHz, L2, 65W) 1066 8 OK
E6420 2x2MB (2.13GHz, B2, 65W) 1066 8 OK
E6600 2x2MB (2.4GHz, B2, 65W) 1066 9 OK
E6700 2x2MB (2.66GHz, B2, 65W) 1066 10 OK
Pentium Dual Core (L2 Cache 2x512K)
E2140 (1.6GHz, L2, 65W) 800 8 OK
E2140 (1.6GHz, M0, 65W) 800 8 OK
E2160 (1.8GHz, L2, 65W) 800 9 OK
E2160 (1.8GHz, M0, 65W) 800 9 OK
E2180 (2GHz, M0, 65W) 800 10 OK
E2200 (2.2GHz, M0, 65W) 800 11 OK
E2220 (2.4GHz, M0, 65W) 800 12 OK
Celeron DualCore(Conroe, L2 Cache 512K)
E1200 (1.6GHz, M0, 65W) 800 8 OK
E1600 (2.4GHz, M0, 65W) sample 800 12 OK
Celeron (Conroe-L, L2 Cache 512K)
420 (1.6GHz, A1, 35W) 800 8 OK
430 (1.8GHz, A1, 35W) 800 9 OK
440 (2GHz, A1, 35W) 800 10 OK
460 (2.4GHz, A1, 35W) sample 800 12 OK
Pentium D (65nm, Presler, Dual Core, FSB800, L2 Cache 2x2MB)
Pentium D 915 (2.8GHz, C1, 95W) 800 14 OK
Pentium D 915 (2.8GHz, D0, 95W) 800 14 OK
Pentium D 920 (2.8GHz, B1, 95W) 800 14 OK
Pentium D 925 (3.0GHz, C1, 95W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 925 (3.0GHz, D0, 95W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 930 (3.0GHz, B1, 95W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 930 (3.0GHz, C1, 95W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 935 (3.2GHz, D0, 95W) 800 16 OK
Pentium D 940 (3.2GHz, C1, 95W) 800 16 OK
Pentium D 945 (3.4GHz, C1, 95W) 800 17 OK
Pentium D 945 (3.4GHz, D0, 95W) 800 17 OK
Pentium D 950 (3.4GHz, C1, 95W) 800 17 OK
Pentium D 950 (3.4GHz, D0, 95W) 800 17 OK
Pentium D 960 (3.6GHz, rev.D0) sample 800 18 OK
Pentium D (64-bit, Smithfield, Dual Core, FSB800, L2 Cache 2x1MB)
Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, A, 95W) 800 14 OK
Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, B0, 95W) 800 14 OK
Pentium 4 (65nm, Cedar Mill, FSB800, L2 Cache 2MB)
Pentium 4 631 (3.0GHz, B1, 86W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 631 (3.0GHz, C1, 86W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 631 (3.0GHz, D0, 65W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 641 (3.2GHz, B1, 86W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 641 (3.2GHz, C1, 86W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 641 (3.2GHz, D0, 65W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 651 (3.4GHz, B1, 86W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 651 (3.4GHz, C1, 86W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 651 (3.4GHz, D0, 65W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 661 (3.6GHz, B1, 86W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 661 (3.6GHz, C1, 86W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 (64-bit, Prescott, FSB800, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 521 (2.8GHz, G1, 84W) 800 14 OK
Pentium 4 531 (3.0GHz, G1, 84W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 541 (3.2GHz, G1, 84W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 551 (3.4GHz, G1, 84W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 (64-bit, Prescott, FSB800, L2 Cache 2MB)
Pentium 4 630 (3.0GHz, R0, 84W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 640 (3.2GHz, R0, 84W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 650 (3.4GHz, R0, 84W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 662 (3.6GHz, R0 ,84w) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 670 (3.8GHz, rev.R0) 800 19 OK
Pentium 4 (64Bit, Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 506 (2.66GHz, G1, 84W) 533 20 OK
Pentium 4 511 (2.8GHz, G1, 84W) 533 21 OK
Pentium 4 516 (2.93GHz, G1, 84W) 533 22 OK
Pentium 4 517 (2.93GHz, G1, 84W) 533 22 OK
Pentium 4 519K (3.06GHz, G1, 84W) 533 23 OK
Pentium 4 524 (3.06GHz, G1, 84W) 533 23 OK
Celeron D (Cedar Mill, FSB533, L2 Cache 512KB)
Celeron D 347 (3.06GHz, C1, 86w) 533 23 OK
Celeron D 347 (3.06GHz, D0, 65w) 533 23 OK
Celeron D 352 (3.2GHz, C1, 86w) 533 24 OK
Celeron D 352 (3.2GHz, D0, 65w) 533 24 OK
Celeron D 356 (3.33GHz, C1, 86w) 533 25 OK
Celeron D 356 (3.33GHz, D0, 65w) 533 25 OK
Celeron D 360 (3.46GHz, D0, 65w) 533 26 OK
Celeron D 365 (3.6GHz, D0, 65W) 533 27 OK
Celeron D (64-bit, Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 256KB)
Celeron D 326 (2.53GHz, G1, 84W) 533 19 OK
Celeron D 331 (2.66GHz, G1, 84W) 533 20 OK
Celeron D 336 (2.80GHz, G1, 84W) 533 21 OK
Celeron D 341 (2.93GHz, G1, 84W) 533 22 OK
Celeron D 346 (3.06GHz, G1, 84W) 533 23 OK
Celeron D 351 (3.2GHz, G1, 84W) 533 24 OK
Celeron D 355 (3.33GHz, G1, 73W) 533 25 OK

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