G41M-P26

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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APS (Active Phase Switching)

Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage. 
 

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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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USB Safeguard

USB Safeguard can prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.

Features
- All MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard’s anti-ESD chip for thorough protection against ESD damage
- USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports stand-by power supply

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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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All Solid Capacitors on PWM

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product’s power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality’s improvement,

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

APS (Active Phase Switching)

Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage. 
 

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

featurePic

USB Safeguard

USB Safeguard can prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.

Features
- All MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard’s anti-ESD chip for thorough protection against ESD damage
- USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports stand-by power supply

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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
 

featurePic

All Solid Capacitors on PWM

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product’s power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality’s improvement,

Basic Specification

CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Quad
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus 800/1066/1333
Chipset Intel® G41+ICH7
DDR3 Memory DDR3 800/1066/1333*(OC)
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
TPM 1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 3
Serial ports (Rear) 1
VGA 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 1740
DirectX DX10
Form Factor M-ATX
APS 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 Specification


CPU

• Supports Intel® Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors in LGA775 package.
• Supports Intel® Yorkfield, Wolfdale in the LGA775 package.
• Supports Intel® next generation 45nm multi-core processors
• Supports FSB 1333/1066/800 MHz.
• Supports VRD 11.1 standard.
• Supports FMB 05a@95W
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

• Intel® G41 Chipset
- Supports FSB 800/1066/1333 MHz.
- Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel® GMA X4500)
- Supports Microsoft® DirectX 10

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.


Main Memory

• Supports two unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333* (OC) DRAM, 8GB Max


Slots

• One PCI Express x16 slot (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.0 compliant).
• Two 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 controller integrated in Intel® ICH7
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

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


Audio

• Chipset integrated by VIA® VT1708S
- Flexible 7.1-channel audio
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec


LAN

• Supports PCI Express LAN 10/100 Fast Ethernet by Atheros AR8132M


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU x1/ System x2 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA100 connector
- 1 x SPDIF-Out connector
- Clear CMOS Jumper
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x TPM module 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 Parallel port
- 1 x Serial port
- 1 x Graphics Card port 
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x 3 in 1 audio 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

• 24.5cm(L) x 20.0cm(W) M-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 - Improved memory compatibility.
Version 26.11
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-12-10
Download download File Size 0.81 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Improved memory compatibility.
Version 26.10
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-09-19
Download download File Size 0.81 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Enhance CPU throttle function.
Version 26.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-08-15
Download download File Size 0.81 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Improved CPU throttle function.
Version 26.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-08-26
Download download File Size 0.82 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Add CPU throttling function.
- Improved PS/2 keyboard/mouse compatibility.
Version 26.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-08-09
Download download File Size 0.82 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU micro code.
Version 26.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-03-02
Download download File Size 0.82 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU micro code.
Version 26.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-01-20
Download download File Size 0.82 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU micro code.
Version 26.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-11-24
Download download File Size 0.78 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU micro code.
- Update Audio table.
Version 26.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-11-10
Download download File Size 0.81 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update M-Flash module.
- Support low voltage memory.
- Support EUP.
- Update LAN PXE ROM.
Version 26.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-08-31
Download download File Size 0.66 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

!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 4/5 Series VGA Drivers
Description XP32/64: 14.36.4.5002
Vista 32/64: 15.16.6.2025
Win7 32/64: 15.15.2.1851
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-08
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 25.12 MB
Note
Intel 4/5 Series VGA Drivers
Description XP32/64: 14.36.4.5002
Vista 32/64: 15.16.6.2025
Win7 32/64: 15.15.2.1851
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-08
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 26.05 MB
Note
Intel 4/5 Series VGA Drivers
Description XP32/64: 14.36.4.5002
Vista 32/64: 15.16.6.2025
Win7 32/64: 15.15.2.1851
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-08
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 50.34 MB
Note
Intel 4/5 Series VGA Drivers
Description XP32/64: 14.36.4.5002
Vista 32/64: 15.16.6.2025
Win7 32/64: 15.15.2.1851
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-08
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 51.39 MB
Note
Intel 4/5 Series VGA Drivers
Description XP32/64: 14.36.4.5002
Vista 32/64: 15.16.6.2025
Win7 32/64: 15.15.2.1851
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-08
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 20.03 MB
Note
Intel 4/5 Series VGA Drivers
Description XP32/64: 14.36.4.5002
Vista 32/64: 15.16.6.2025
Win7 32/64: 15.15.2.1851
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2010-04-08
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 18.01 MB
Note
VIA HD Audio Codec
Description XP/Vista/Win7: v9700b
Version 6.0.1.9700
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2011-07-19
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 96.62 MB
Note
VIA HD Audio Codec (For front panel AC'97)
Description XP/Vista/Win7: v8800b
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2010-12-14
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 63.63 MB
Note
Atheros Network Drivers (NonWin8)
Description Atheros Lan Driver
Version 2.1.0.5
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2012-10-18
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 5.57 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
5.4 Multi-Language 6.34 MB download 2010-11-04

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

Sales Inquiry

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