P965 Neo

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.

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

featurePic

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.
featurePic

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.
featurePic

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.

Basic Specifications

Socket 775
CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Duo
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 800/1066
Chipset Intel® P965+ICH8
DDR2 Memory DDR2 533/667/800
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 8
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16)
PCI-Ex1 2
PCI 3
IDE 1
SATAII 5
LAN 10/100/1000*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6
Serial ports (Rear) 1
Parallel ports (Rear) 1
Form Factor 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® Pentium 4 3xx, 5xx, 6xx, 8xx, 9xx processors.
• Supports FSB 1066/800 MHz
• Supports EIST technology
• Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading technology.
• Supports Intel® Dual Core Technology up to 1066 MHz.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

• Intel® P965 Chipset
- Supports FSB 800/1066MHz.
- Supports PCI Express x 16 graphics interface.
- Supports dual channel, DDRII 533/667/800

• Intel® ICH8 Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 8 ports.
- 4 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.


Main Memory


• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDRII DRAM
• Supports up to 8GB memory size (DDRII 533/667).
• Supports up to 4GB memory size (DDRII 800).
• Supports dual channel DDRII memory architecture.
• Supports DDRII 533/667/800 memory interface.


Slots

• One PCI Express x16 slot. (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Two PCI Express x1 slots. (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Three PCI 2.3 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3.3V/5V PCI bus interface).


On-Board IDE/SATA


• One Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE controller integrated in JMicron® JMB361.
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode..

SATAII controller integrated in ICH8/JMicron JMB361
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- 4 SATAII ports by ICH8.
- 1 SATAII port by JMicron JMB361.


Audio

• High Definition link controller integrated in Intel® ICH8 chip.
• Audio codec Realtek® 883.
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec.
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing.


LAN

Realtek® RTL8110SC
- Supports 10/100/1000 Mb/s.
- Compliane with PCI 2.2.
- Supports ACPI Power Management.


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU / System / Power connectors
- CD-in connector
- Clear CMOS jumper
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- IrDA infrared module header
- Serial port connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 5 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA133 connector

MSI Reminds You...
• 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 6 in 1 audio jack
- 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 22.0cm(W) 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

msi-award
Date: 2007-00
Title: Recommended in the April Shopping Guide For Intel Economical Gaming System
Review: >Open
Media: PCLabs
Country: Turkey
msi-award
Date: 2007-00
Title: Recommended (For Intel Economical Gaming System in Shopping Guide of Feb. / Mar. Issue )
Review: >Open
Media: PC Labs
Country: Turkey
Editor's Choice Award - Veryol
Date: 2006-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Veryol
Country: China
Best Buy Award - 3D News.ru
Date: 2006-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: -
Media: 3D News.ru
Country: Russia
Best Buy
 - GameStar
Date: 2006-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: -
Media: GameStar
Country: Germany
Recommendation
 - PC World
Date: 2006-00
Title: Recommendation
Review: -
Media: PC World
Country: Hungary
Excellent
 - PC Tipp Special
Date: 2006-00
Title: Excellent
Review: -
Media: PC Tipp Special
Country: Syria
Excellent
 - PC Tipp Special
Date: 2006-00
Title: Excellent
Review: -
Media: PC Tipp Special
Country: Syria

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 1.11
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2008-06-13
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 BIOS report incorrect CPU temperature.
Version 1.10
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2007-07-05
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
Version 1.9
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2007-05-11
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Updated CPU Microcode.
Version 1.8
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2007-03-27
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Microcode for Intel Presler SL9QR CPU.
Version 1.7
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2007-02-16
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 fails in Vista DTM test.
Version 1.6
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2006-12-17
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Showed full memory size(4G) at bios post screen directly.
- Fixed use 533 CPU + 667 memory system will unstable.
- Updated CPU micro code
- Enhance memory compatibility.
Version 1.5
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2006-08-21
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro code.
- Update the boot ROM version of LAN device.
Version 1.4
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2006-08-08
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Updated MRC version.
- Support "CPU Fan Fail Warning" function.
Version 1.3
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2006-07-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 1.2
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2006-07-17
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,WinServer 2003 32,Win Me,Win 95,DOS

!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.
Intel INF Drivers for 945/955/965/975/Q3x/P3x/G3x/X3x Chipsets
Description • Support for the Intel 945/955/965/975/Q3x/P3x/G3x/X3x Chipset.
• Supports 2000/XP/XP64/2003 Server/Vista32/Vista64
• Ver : 8.3.0.1013

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2008-01-16
OS WinServer 2003 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Intel INF Drivers for 945/955/965/975/Q3x/P3x/G3x/X3x Chipsets
Description • Support for the Intel 945/955/965/975/Q3x/P3x/G3x/X3x Chipset.
• Supports 2000/XP/XP64/2003 Server/Vista32/Vista64
• Ver : 8.3.0.1013

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2008-01-16
OS Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 32
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
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 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
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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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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 10.5.0.1027
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-11-21
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 11.9 MB
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Floppy Driver (F6)
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 10.5.0.1027
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-08-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 0.58 MB
Note
JMicron IDE/SATA RAID Driver
Description For floppy install:
Please copy all the directories and files in the "floppy" folder to the root directory of a floppy disk to create a pre-install disk for Win2K/WinXP/Win2003/WinXP 64bits/Win2003 64bits.

For example,
A:\amd64
\x32
txtsetup.oem
To enhance IDE transfer speed, we strongly recommend you install JMicron IDE/SATA Driver.
Version 1.17.59.00
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-05-27
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 3.9 MB
Note
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Description XP/Vista Driver Version: 1.17.43.05
For floppy install:
Please copy all the directories and files in the "floppy" folder to the root directory of a floppy disk to create a pre-install disk for Win2K/WinXP/Win2003/WinXP 64bits/Win2003 64bits.

For example,
A:\amd64
\x32
txtsetup.oem
To enhance IDE transfer speed, we strongly recommend you install JMicron IDE/SATA Driver.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2009-02-23
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 2.64 MB
Note
JMicron IDE/SATA RAID Driver (For floppy disk)
Description JMicron 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 2008-10-31
OS XP 32, Win 2000, WinServer 2003 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
JMicron IDE/SATA RAID Driver (For floppy disk)
Description JMicron 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 2008-10-31
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
JMicron IDE/SATA RAID Driver (For floppy disk)
Description JMicron 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 2008-10-31
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
JMicron JMB361 IDE CD-ROM DOS Driver (for floppy disk)
Description Please copy all files to a bootable floppy disk to enable CD-ROM in DOS mode.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-11-09
OS DOS
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
Note
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
Note
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
Note
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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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 Simplified Chinese 7.34 MB download 2007-03-14
1.0 Multi-Language 2.63 MB download 2006-08-07
1.0 Traditional Chinese 5.71 MB download 2006-08-03
1.0 Japanese 8.24 MB download 2006-07-26
1.0 Simplified Chinese 5.58 MB download 2006-07-17
1.0 English 6.49 MB download 2006-07-07

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