MSI Reminds you...
1. NVIDIA nForce 3/4 Series board DO NOT support Windows® 98/ME
2. SLI Technology only supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP


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.

- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit


Core Cell

Core Cell is MSI's new catch phrase and it has a number of features, including; decreasing overall system noise, power saving functions, prolonging the life of system components, and even overclocking, apparently.

Core Center

The all-in-one hardware console is an advanced combination of the popular PC alert and Fuzzy logic applications. It offers powerful functions such as hardware monitor, system alert, and instinctive overclocking UI.


This program is a kind of control center for the motherboard. DigiCell has its own tools for monitoring network connections. And it has an integrated Power On Agent utility that can start up and shut down the computer according to a schedule.

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.


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The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.



• Supports Socket 775 for Intel® P4 5XX, 6XX, P4EE, *Pentium D 8XX and Celeron D processors.
• Supports FSB 1066/800/533MHz.
• Supports EIST technology.
• Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading technology.
• *For Pentium D support info please refer to MSI CPU support table.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


NVIDIA® nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Chipset
- HyperTransport link to nVidia MCP04 south bridge
- Supports 2 PCI Express x 16 and 1 PCI Express x 1 interface
- Supports dual channel, DDR2 533/667

NVIDIA® MCP04 (for nForce4 SLI Intel Edition) Chipset
- Integrate SATA-II controller, four drives
- Dual Fast-ATA 133 IDE controller, for four devices
- IEEE 802.3 nVIDIA MAC for 1000BASE-T

Main Memory

• Supports dual channel DDR2 533/667, using four 240-pin/1.8V DDR2 DIMMs.
• Supports a maximum memory size up to 16GB.


• Two PCI Express x16 slot (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)

Normal mode
Primary PCI-E slot is compatible with PCI Express x 16
Secondary PCI-E slot is compatible with PCI Express x 1
SLI mode
Primary PCI-E slot is compatible with PCI Express x 8
Secondary PCI-E slot is compatible with PCI Express x 8

• Two PCI Express x1 slots (support PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Two 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface)

On-Board IDE 

• An IDE controller on the NVIDIA® MCP04(for nForce4 SLI Intel Edition) chipset provides IDE
  HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.
- Can connect up to 4 IDE devices.
- Supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, RAID 5 or JBOD mode.

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.

On-Board SATA  

• MCP04(for nForce4 SLI Intel Edition) supports 4 SATA II ports.
- Transfer rate is up to 300 MB/s.
- Supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, RAID 5 or JBOD mode.

• Supports up to 4 SATA and 4 ATA133 Hard drives.
- RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 or JBOD is supported.
- Supports up to 8 drives for RAID function.


7.1 channel audio codec RealTek ALC850.
- Compliance with AC97 v2.3 Spec.
- Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.


• Supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCP04 south bridge.


10 USB ports
- Controlled by MCP04(for nForce4 SLI Intel Edition) chip.
- 4 ports in the rear I/O, 6 ports via the external bracket.


VIA® 6306 chipset
- Supports up to three 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, front x2)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.

Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 4-pin GPU power connector
- CPU / System / Power / NB FAN connectors
- 1 x IrDA infrared module header
- 1 x MSI D-Bracket 2 connector
- CD-in connector
- IrDA infrared module header
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Clear CMOS button
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 2 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 2 ports
- 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x serial ATA connectors
- 2 x ATA133 HD connectors

MSI Reminds You...
• All power connectors, ATX1 (24 Pin) & JPWR1 (4 Pin, for CPU Power) & ATX2 (4 pin, for PCI-E VGA) must be attached to this model to ensure operation of the Motherboard.
A Power Supply of 450 watts, or above, is highly recommended for system stability.
ATX 12V power connection should be 20A or greater.
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.

Back Panel I/O Ports 

- 1 x Parallel port
- 1 x Serial port (COM 1)
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF out
- 1 x 6 in 1 Audio jack (S/SPDIF out)
- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jacks


• 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.


• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor


• 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.