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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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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.
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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.
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DIGI Cell

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.
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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.

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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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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.
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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.
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DIGI Cell

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.
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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.

Detail Specifications


CPU

• 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.


Chipset

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.


Slots   

• 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.

NV RAID
• 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.


Audio

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


LAN 

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


USB


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.


IEEE1394


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


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 24.4cm(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

TOP 10 (2nd Placed) - CHIP Test & Kauf
Date: 2006-00
Title: TOP 10 (2nd Placed)
Review: -
Media: CHIP Test & Kauf
Country: Germany
Efficiency - FRAZPC.PL
Date: 2006-00
Title: Efficiency
Review: >Open
Media: FRAZPC.PL
Country: Portugal
Best Choice - ComputerDIY
Date: 2005-00
Title: Best Choice
Review: -
Media: ComputerDIY
Country: Tajikistan
4 1/2 Stars Award - HardwareZone.com
Date: 2005-00
Title: 4 1/2 Stars Award
Review: -
Media: HardwareZone.com
Country: Slovak Republic

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 Microcode.
- Add safety recover function to revert BIOS into default setting when system unable to boot due to overclocking.
To enable the function please press the reset button or power button 3 times.
- Update NVMM firmware version.
Version 3.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-04-01
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. Please use parameter "/P/B/N/C" at the end of reflash command when you reflash BIOS under DOS mode.
2. We strongly recommend you to update your BIOS via MSI LiveUpdate.
Description - Update Silicon firmware.
- Update CPU Microcode.

Version 3.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2005-09-02
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update NVMM version.
- Support Cherry keyboard RS6000M.
Version 3.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2005-07-25
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description 1. This is AMI BIOS release.
2. New BIOS Release.
Version 3.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2005-06-10
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

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

!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.
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition system drivers
Description Ethernet NRM driver version 4.82 (WHQL)
Network management tools
SMBus driver version 4.50 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
Installer version 4.90
Win2K IDE PATARAID driver version 6.22
Win2K IDE SATARAID driver version 6.22 (WHQL)
Win2K IDE SATA_IDE driver version 6.22 (WHQL)
Win2K RAIDTOOL application version 6.22
WinXP IDE PATARAID driver version 6.22
WinXP IDE SATARAID driver version 6.22 (WHQL)
WinXP IDE SATA_IDE driver version 6.22 (WHQL)
WinXP RAIDTOOL application version 6.22
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-08-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
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NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition system drivers
Description Ethernet NRM driver version 4.82 (WHQL)
Network management tools
SMBus driver version 4.50 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
Installer version 4.90
Win2K IDE PATARAID driver version 6.22
Win2K IDE SATARAID driver version 6.22 (WHQL)
Win2K IDE SATA_IDE driver version 6.22 (WHQL)
Win2K RAIDTOOL application version 6.22
WinXP IDE PATARAID driver version 6.22
WinXP IDE SATARAID driver version 6.22 (WHQL)
WinXP IDE SATA_IDE driver version 6.22 (WHQL)
WinXP RAIDTOOL application version 6.22
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-08-29
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver
Description • Driver version for Win98/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP: 5.10.00.6230


Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 30.58 MB
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Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver
Description • Driver version for Win98/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP: 5.10.00.6230


Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 30.58 MB
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nVidia nForce SLI Intel SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA nForce SLI Intel 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.
Ver. 2005,5.10.2600.0552
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-10-12
OS Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
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nVidia nForce SLI Intel SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA nForce SLI Intel 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.
Ver. 2005,5.10.2600.0552
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-10-12
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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nVidia nForce SLI Intel SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA nForce SLI Intel 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.
Ver. 2005,5.10.2600.0552
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-10-12
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Utility

XP 64,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 Core Center
Description • MSI Hardware monitor & overclocking & fan speed control tool

Version 2.0.2.4
Type Utility Release Date 2007-11-15
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 4.19 MB
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MSI Core Center
Description • MSI Hardware monitor & overclocking & fan speed control tool

Version 2.0.2.4
Type Utility Release Date 2007-11-15
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 4.19 MB
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MSI DigiCell
Description MSI Motherboard/Audio/Communication/MegaStick integrated utility

Version 1.25.00.00
Type Utility Release Date 2007-03-16
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 13.2 MB
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MSI DigiCell
Description MSI Motherboard/Audio/Communication/MegaStick integrated utility

Version 1.25.00.00
Type Utility Release Date 2007-03-16
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 13.2 MB
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NVIDIA nTune
Description The NVIDIA® nTune™ is the easiest, fastest, and safest performance optimization and monitoring application available for your PC.
• Improved dynamic overclocking / GPU overclocking
• Benchmarking wizard / Saved system profiles
• System troubleshooting / Improved system monitoring
• Voltage and bus speed monitoring / Temperature and fan speed monitoring
• Dynamically adjustable voltages and fan speeds / Dynamically adjustable memory timings
Version 5.00.08.06
Type Utility Release Date 2006-08-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 31.02 MB
Note
NVIDIA nTune
Description The NVIDIA® nTune™ is the easiest, fastest, and safest performance optimization and monitoring application available for your PC.
• Improved dynamic overclocking / GPU overclocking
• Benchmarking wizard / Saved system profiles
• System troubleshooting / Improved system monitoring
• Voltage and bus speed monitoring / Temperature and fan speed monitoring
• Dynamically adjustable voltages and fan speeds / Dynamically adjustable memory timings
Version 5.00.08.06
Type Utility Release Date 2006-08-29
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 31.02 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
1.0 Multi-Language 0.18 MB download 2006-06-15
2.0 Simplified Chinese 11.79 MB download 2005-07-22
2.0 Traditional Chinese 10.39 MB download 2005-07-22
2.0 English 11.03 MB download 2005-06-27
2.0 Japanese 39.58 MB download 2005-06-27

CPU Support

 

Note 1. Pentium D 820 can only support Single-Core.
2. This board DO NOT supprt EIST when Dual-core CPU installed. (Pentium D 830 & 840)
CPU FSB / HT BUS Ratio Result
Pentium D (64-bit, Smithfield, Dual Core, FSB533, L2 Cache 2x1MB)
Pentium D 805 (2.66GHz, B0, 95W) 533 20 OK
Pentium D (64-bit, Smithfield, Dual Core, FSB800, L2 Cache 2x1MB)
Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, A, 95W) 800 14 NOTE
Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, B0, 95W) 800 14 NOTE
Pentium D 830 (3.0GHz, A, 130W) 800 15 NOTE
Pentium D 830 (3.0GHz, B, 130W) 800 15 NOTE
Pentium D 840 (3.2GHz, A, 130W) 800 16 NOTE
Pentium D 840 (3.2GHz, B, 130W) 800 16 NOTE
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 4 561 (3.6GHz, E0, 115W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 571 (3.8GHz, E0, 115W) 800 19 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 4 660 (3.6GHz, R0, 115W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 662 (3.6GHz, R0 ,84w) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 670 (3.8GHz, rev.R0) 800 19 OK
Pentium 4 672 (3.8GHz, R0, 115W) 800 19 OK
Pentium 4 (Prescott, FSB800, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 520(J) (2.8GHz, D0, 84W) 800 14 OK
Pentium 4 530(J) (3.0GHz, D0, 84W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 540(J) (3.2GHz, D0, 84W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 550(J) (3.4GHz, D0, 84W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 560(J) (3.6GHz, D0, 115W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 570(J) (3.8GHz, E0, 115w) 800 19 OK
Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
Pentium 4 (Northwood) Extreme Edition 3.4GHz, M0, 109.6W 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 (Prescott) Extreme Edition 3.73GHz, N0, 115W 1066 14 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
Pentium 4 (Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 505(J) (2.66GHz, D0, 84w) 533 20 OK
Pentium 4 515(J) (2.93GHz, D0, 84w) 533 22 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
Celeron D (Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 256KB)
Celeron D 325J (2.53GHz, E0, 84w) 533 19 OK
Celeron D 330J (2.66GHz, E0, 84w) 533 20 OK
Celeron D 335J (2.8GHz, E0, 84w) 533 21 OK
Celeron D 340J (2.93GHz, E0, 84w) 533 22 OK

Sales Inquiry

MSI is the top 3 motherboard maker with over 20 years solid experience who has built motherboard with high quality and solid stability with a winning reputation from worldwide media and customers for years. Based on the successful experience, MSI began its Enterprise Platform Solution with three product lines of General purpose Server, Blade Server and Network Appliance. In these application domains, MSI provides a series of products from motherboard, barebone, to system to fulfill different needs.

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