945P Neo5

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 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit
 

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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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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.

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 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit
 

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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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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.

Basic Specification

CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Duo
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus 533/800/1066/1333
Chipset Intel® 945P+ICH7
DDR2 Memory DDR2 400/533/667
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 4
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16)
PCI-Ex1 2
PCI 3
IDE 1
SATAII 4
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 Specification


CPU

• Supports Socket 775 for Intel® Core 2 Duo, P4 5XX, 6XX, P4EE, Pentium D 8XX, 9XX and Celeron D processors.
• Supports EIST technology.
• Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading technology.
• Supports 2004 Performance FMB CPU design
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

Intel® 945P Chipset
- Supports FSB 1333/1066/800/533MHz.
- Supports PCI Express x 16 graphics interface.

Intel® ICH7 Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 8 ports.
- 4 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- 1 channel Ultra ATA 100 bus master IDE controller.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.


Main Memory


• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 DRAM
• Intel® 945P supports DDR2 400/533/667 DRAM. (4GB Max)
• Supports dual channel DDR2 memory architecture.


Slots

• One PCI Express x16 slot. (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Two PCI Express x1 slots. (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/SATA


• One Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controllers integrated in ICH7.
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

• SATAII controller integrated in ICH7
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Can connect up to four SATAII devices.


Audio

• Audio codec Realtek® ALC888.
- 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 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Clear CMOS jumper
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- SPDIF-out connector for HDMI
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA100 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 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 19.7cm(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

Editor’s Choice - Computer & Internet World
Date: 2007-00
Title: Editor’s Choice
Comment: -
Media: Computer & Internet World
Country: Egypt

BIOS

!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 9.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-09-27
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Fixed system fail with MSI internal test procedure.

Version 9.4
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.
Version 9.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-07-10
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 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.
Version 9.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-06-12
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 (mainboards 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:
Mainboards: Drivers/BIOS/Utilities;
Graphics Cards: Drivers/BIOS

Click here to read the instruction

Driver

Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64,WinServer 2003 32

!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.
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (NonWin8)
Description
• Realtek High Definition Audio System Software
• WinXP Driver Version: 5.10.0.6657
• Windows 7/Vista Version: 6.0.1.6657
Version 6.0.1.7111
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2014-01-03
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 220.59 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 WinServer 2003 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
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 32, Vista 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Utility

Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64,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 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
Note
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 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 10.49 MB
Note
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 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 10.49 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
2.3 Greek 0.8 MB download 2007-12-11
2.3 Traditional Chinese 5.51 MB download 2007-05-08
2.3 Japanese 8.2 MB download 2007-03-28
2.3 Multi-Language 3.08 MB download 2007-02-05
2.3 Simplified Chinese 6.33 MB download 2007-01-19
2.3 English 5.17 MB download 2007-01-03

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