G31TM-P21

Overview

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i-Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected.  The MSI i-Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the i-Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Features
- Automatically Detect & Charge Your Smart Phone or Tablet
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit

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M-Flash

Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
- Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

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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
 

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.

featurePic

i-Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected.  The MSI i-Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the i-Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Features
- Automatically Detect & Charge Your Smart Phone or Tablet
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit

featurePic

M-Flash

Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
- Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

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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
 

Basic Specification

CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Quad
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus 800/1066/1333/1600* (OC)
Chipset Intel® G31+ICH7
DDR2 Memory DDR2 667/800
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 2
Max Memory (GB) 8
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16)
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 4
LAN 10/100*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 3
Serial ports (Rear) 1
VGA 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 384
DirectX DX9
Form Factor M-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

• Intel® Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium and Celeron in the LGA775 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

• Intel® G31 Chipset
- Supports FSB 800/1066/1333/1600* (OC) MHz.
- Supports dual channel, DDR2 667/800.
- Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel® GMA 3100)
- Max. resolution:2048x1536X32bpp, Horizontal:127.5KHz Vertical:75Hz

• Intel® ICH7 Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 8 ports.
- 4 SATA ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.


Main Memory


• Supports two unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 DRAM
• Supports up to 8GB memory size.
• Supports dual channel DDR2 memory architecture.
• Supports DDR2 667/800 memory interface.
Due to the limitation of G31 chipsets, dual channel support must meet some requirement in the specification of memory modules. please refer to Test Reports for detailed description.


Slots

• 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.0a compliant)
• 2 x PCI slots (support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface)


On-Board IDE/SATA

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

SATA controller integrated in ICH7
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATA ports.


Audio

• Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC888S
- Flexible 7.1-channel audio with retasking
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium SPEC

To reach the 8-channel sound effect, the 7th and 8th channels must be output from front panel if you purchase the motherboard with 3 audio jacks.


LAN

• Or Supports PCIE LAN 10/100 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8103EL


On-Board Pinheaders/ Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU / System x 2 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATA II connectors
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector
- Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x SPDIF-out header
- 1 x Parellel port connector 

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


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard


- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 1 x Serial port (COM 1)
- 1 x Graphics Card port
- 1 x 3 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

• 24.4cm(L) x 19.3cm(W) Micro-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

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 PXE LAN ROM.
- Fixed system report incorrect HDD size during POST.
- Support low voltage memory.
Version 4.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-07-28
Download download File Size 0.74 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update M-Flash module.
Version 4.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-04-19
Download download File Size 0.74 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Add Energy Star LOGO.
Version 4.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-01-12
Download download File Size 0.74 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support EUP.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Update memory module.
Version 4.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-11-25
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 PXE LAN ROM.
Version 4.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-10-21
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Patch M-Flash recovery function
- Support TPM function
Version 4.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-08-14
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
Version 4.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-07-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 4.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-06-11
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 (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,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.
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
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
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description Network Driver
Version 7.77.1126.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2014-03-13
OS Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 5.86 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 5.818.912.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-30
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 6.252.1109.2012
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-05-10
OS Vista 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
Intel INF Drivers for 3/4/5 Chipsets
Description Xp/Vista/Win7 Version: 9.1.2.1008
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2010-07-30
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 2.39 MB
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Utility

Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64

!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.
Super Charger (NonWin8)
Description The utility for msi products to charge Apple iPad/iPhone4.
Version 1.2.024
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 3.15 MB
Note
Live Update 5 (NonWin8)
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
OverClocking Center
Description Easy overclocking tool
Version 2.0.187
Type Utility Release Date 2011-11-16
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 3.11 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
1.2 Multi-Language 7.13 MB download 2009-05-25

Quick Guide

\"!\"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.

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
1.5 English 5.85 MB download 2012-03-09

Test Report

CPU Support

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