P6N SLI

Overview

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NVIDIA SLI

SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.

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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.

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CoreCell 2

CoreCell 2 is composed of 4 features: Speedster(Maximum overclocking),PowerPro (powersaving), LifePro (constant temp control, smart FAN ) and BuzzFree. (noise management)
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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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NVIDIA SLI

SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.

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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.

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CoreCell 2

CoreCell 2 is composed of 4 features: Speedster(Maximum overclocking),PowerPro (powersaving), LifePro (constant temp control, smart FAN ) and BuzzFree. (noise management)
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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.

Basic Specifications

Socket 775
CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Quad
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 533/800/1066/1333
Chipset NVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI+430i
DDR2 Memory DDR2 533/667/800
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 8
PCI-Ex16 2
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16, 1x8)
PCI-Ex1 1
PCI 3
IDE 2
SATAII 4
RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD
LAN 10/100/1000*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 5+Optical SPDIF
Parallel ports (Rear) 1
1394 ports (Rear) 1
Form Factor ATX
SLI Y

 

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® Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, P4, P4EE, Pentium D, Pentium XE processors.
• Supports FSB 1333/1066/800/533MHz. (FSB 1333MHz is ready for new Core 2 processors)
• Supports EIST technology.
• Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading technology.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

MSI Reminds you...
1. NVIDIA nForce Series boards DO NOT support Windows® 98/ME
2. For the best performance and commitment of convenience, please use memories listed in MSI approved memory module vendor list (Please check memory test report), which provides the easiest, up-to-date memory configurations.


Chipset

NVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI (C55) Chipset

NVIDIA® nForce 430i (MCP51) Chipset


Main Memory


• Supports dual channel DDR2 533/667/800, using four 240-pin/1.8V DDR2 DIMMs.
• Supports a maximum memory size up to 8GB


Slots   

• Two PCI Express x16 slots (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
- these two slots can support SLI technology with PCIE x8 mode.
- the second PCI Express x 16 slot (PCI_E4) is a special design that supports PCI Express x 8 mode only.
- the second PCI Express x 16 slot (PCI_E4) only supports to install graphics card in SLI mode.
• One PCI Express x1 slot (support PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Three 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface)


On-Board IDE 


• An IDE controller on the NVIDIA® nForce430i chipset provides IDE
  HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.
- Can connect up to 4 IDE devices.


On-Board SATA 
 

• nForce 430i supports 4 SATA II ports (SATA 1 to 4).
- Transfer rate is up to 3Gb/s.

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

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
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec.


LAN 

- Supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek® RTL8211BL


IEEE1394 / FireWire


VIA® VT 6308P chipset
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU / Systemx3 FAN connectors
- 1 x MSI D-Bracket 2 Connector
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x serial ATA connectors
- 1 x serial port connector
- SPDIF-out connector for HDMI
- 2 x ATA133 HD connectors
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Clear CMOS button

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


Back Panel I/O Ports 

- 1 x Parallel port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x Optical SPDIF out
- 1 x 5 in 1 Audio jack
- 1 x IEEE1394 port
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack


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 24.5cm(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

PCQUEST Best Performance - PCQUEST
Date: 2008-00
Title: PCQUEST Best Performance
Review: -
Media: PCQUEST
Country: India
Best Buy - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2007-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: -
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Recommended - Prohardver.hu
Date: 2007-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: Prohardver.hu
Country: Hungary
Reviewer's Choice - Toxico-PC
Date: 2007-00
Title: Reviewer's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Toxico-PC
Country: Argentina

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.
Version 2.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-12-09
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU ID.
Version 2.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-07-29
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU ID.
Version 2.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-03-07
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU ID.
- Update NVRAM version.
- Improve memory compatibility with Apacer.
Version 2.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-09-26
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU ID.
Version 2.3
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 Micro code.
- Add system boot device up to 12 devices.
Version 2.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-06-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro code.
- Fixed system cannot resume from suspend by keyboard under DOS mode.
- Fixed system lose audio 5.1 channels after resume from S3.
Version 2.1
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 2.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-01-31
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

!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 nForce 650 SLI System Drivers
Description This Win2K/XP/x64 nForce (C55/MCP51) 8.43 driver package consists of the following components:

Ethernet Driver (v67.15) "WHQL"
Network Management Tools (v67.27) "Sedona"
SMBus Driver (v4.57) "WHQL"
Installer (v5.41)
WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.92) "WHQL"
WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.92) "WHQL"
WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.92) "Sedona"

Vista 32/64 Ver: 12.0.0.49974
Ethernet Driver (v65.55) WHQL
SMBus Driver (v4.60) WHQL
Installer (v5.40)
IDE SataRAID Driver (v9.31) WHQL
IDE SataIDE Driver (v9.31) WHQL
RAIDTOOL Application (v9.31)
SMU (v1.23) WHQL
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Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 22.92 MB
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NVIDIA nForce 650 SLI System Drivers
Description This Win2K/XP/x64 nForce (C55/MCP51) 8.43 driver package consists of the following components:

Ethernet Driver (v67.15) "WHQL"
Network Management Tools (v67.27) "Sedona"
SMBus Driver (v4.57) "WHQL"
Installer (v5.41)
WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.92) "WHQL"
WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.92) "WHQL"
WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.92) "Sedona"

Vista 32/64 Ver: 12.0.0.49974
Ethernet Driver (v65.55) WHQL
SMBus Driver (v4.60) WHQL
Installer (v5.40)
IDE SataRAID Driver (v9.31) WHQL
IDE SataIDE Driver (v9.31) WHQL
RAIDTOOL Application (v9.31)
SMU (v1.23) WHQL
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 41.28 MB
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NVIDIA nForce 650 SLI System Drivers
Description This Win2K/XP/x64 nForce (C55/MCP51) 8.43 driver package consists of the following components:

Ethernet Driver (v67.15) "WHQL"
Network Management Tools (v67.27) "Sedona"
SMBus Driver (v4.57) "WHQL"
Installer (v5.41)
WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.92) "WHQL"
WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.92) "WHQL"
WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.92) "Sedona"

Vista 32/64 Ver: 12.0.0.49974
Ethernet Driver (v65.55) WHQL
SMBus Driver (v4.60) WHQL
Installer (v5.40)
IDE SataRAID Driver (v9.31) WHQL
IDE SataIDE Driver (v9.31) WHQL
RAIDTOOL Application (v9.31)
SMU (v1.23) WHQL
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 19.78 MB
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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
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nVidia C55+MCP51 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA C55+MCP51 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-30
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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nVidia C55+MCP51 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA C55+MCP51 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-30
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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nVidia C55+MCP51 SATA RAID / AHCI Driver (For floppy driver)
Description NVIDIA C55+MCP51 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.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-30
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Utility

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,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
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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
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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
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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
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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 64
Download download File Size 31.02 MB
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MSI Dual CoreCenter Patch
Description • This patch lifts up the warning temperature of VGA cards from 80 degree to 95 degree.
• This patch is for the version before 1.0.1.8 (included) of Dual CoreCenter. No need for the version after 1.0.1.9.
Version 1.0
Type Utility Release Date 2006-07-25
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0.34 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
1.1 Turkish 0.85 MB download 2007-05-18
1.1 Japanese 13.54 MB download 2007-03-06
1.1 Simplified Chinese 12.32 MB download 2007-02-28
1.1 Traditional Chinese 11.65 MB download 2007-02-12
1.1 Multi-Language 2.75 MB download 2007-02-01
1.1 English 7.76 MB download 2007-01-10

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