K7N2

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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pc alert4

This useful software detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage.
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ispeeder

Internet Connection Speed-up: optimize the internet connection speed of cable model or XDSL, monitor the connection status and allow users to adjust the system time through Internet connection.

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
 

featurePic

pc alert4

This useful software detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage.
featurePic

ispeeder

Internet Connection Speed-up: optimize the internet connection speed of cable model or XDSL, monitor the connection status and allow users to adjust the system time through Internet connection.

Detail Specification

CPU

• Supports Socket A for AMD® Athlon™ XP/Athlon™/
  Duron™ processors @FSB 100/133/166

• Supports up to Athlon™ XP 3000+ processor or higher

Chipset  

NVIDIA® nForce2 SPP Chipset
- Supports DDR200/266/333/400
- Supports external AGP 4X/8X

NVIDIA® nForce2 MCP2 Chipset
- AC97 Interface supporting up to two concurrent codecs
- Ultra ATA133 for the fastest hard disk throughput
- USB 2.0 EHCI/1.1 OHCI controller


FSB

100/133/166(200/266/333)MHz clocks are supported.


Main Memory


• Supports six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR DIMMs
• Support single channel PC3200/2700/2100/1600 DDR DRAMs
• Supports both 64-bit and 128-bit DDR DRAM
• Maximum memory size of 3GB

NOTE: nForce2 only NOT support x4 memory device. 1GB can be made by other density of dram chip such as x 8, x16.


Slots


• One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 1.5V 4X/8X slot
• Five 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface)
• One ACR (Advanced Communication Riser) slot


On-Board IDE


• An IDE controller on the MCP2/MCP2-T chipset provides IDE HDD/CDROM with PIO,
  Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes
• Can connect up to four IDE devices


Audio

• Realtek ALC650 6-channel audio


Network


Chipset integrated 10/100 Base-T Ethernet/Fast Ethernet


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
- One floppy port that supports two FDD with 360KB, 720KB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB
- 1 serial port
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 3 audio ports in vertical
- 1 Bluetooth pin header (Optional)
- 6 USB ports (Rear x 4 / Front x 2)
- 1 RJ-45 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

• 30.5 cm(L) x 23 cm(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

Most Ideal MBs - Level
Date: 2003-00
Title: Most Ideal MBs
Comment: >Open
Media: Level
Country: Turkey
Top 5 - PC Praxis
Date: 2003-00
Title: Top 5
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany
Best Buy - PC Praxis
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Buy
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany
Most Ideal MBs - Level
Date: 2003-00
Title: Most Ideal MBs
Comment: >Open
Media: Level
Country: Turkey
Editor's Choice - Pcshow.net
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: Pcshow.net
Country: China
Recommended - Sharky Extreme
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: Sharky Extreme
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice - PC Plus
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Plus
Country: Sri Lanka
Recommended - Extreme Overclocking
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: Extreme Overclocking
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Recommmended - Tech TV
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommmended
Comment: >Open
Media: Tech TV
Country: Sri Lanka
Best Buy - K7Jo.de
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Buy
Comment: >Open
Media: K7Jo.de
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice - Computer for All
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: -
Media: Computer for All
Country: Greece
Athlon XP Mainstream Class Champion - DOS/V Magazine
Date: 2003-00
Title: Athlon XP Mainstream Class Champion
Comment: -
Media: DOS/V Magazine
Country: Jordan
Best BuyGood Performance / High Stabiltiy - PC Games Hardware
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best BuyGood Performance / High Stabiltiy
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Games Hardware
Country: Germany
Recommended - neoseeker
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: neoseeker
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
MOP Award (Most Overclockable Product) - HardwareZone
Date: 2003-00
Title: MOP Award (Most Overclockable Product)
Comment: >Open
Media: HardwareZone
Country: Slovak Republic
4 Out of 5 Stars - HardwareZone
Date: 2003-00
Title: 4 Out of 5 Stars
Comment: >Open
Media: HardwareZone
Country: Slovak Republic
2nd Prize of Best Performance motherboard in AMD Platform - OC
Date: 2003-00
Title: 2nd Prize of Best Performance motherboard in AMD Platform
Comment: >Open
Media: OC
Country: Tajikistan
Recommended - ClubOC
Date: 2002-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: ClubOC
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands

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 - Support Sempron CPU.
- Fix the yellow mark on device manager under Win2000 without PS2 devices installed
Version 4.1
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-08-09
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR.
Description Update VGA BIOS to Version 4.1F.20.00.00
Version 4.0
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-04-01
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR.
Description Support Nvidia System Utility
Version 3.9
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2003-11-07
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR.
Description Support Duron Applebred FSB133 CPU
Version 3.8
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2003-10-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR.
Description Fixed Nvidia FX5900 Ultra compatibility issue
Version 3.7
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2003-08-12
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR.
Description -Update VGA BIOS to 4.1F.00.08.00 (K7N2G-L (MS-6570) Only)
-Modify CPU temperature detect
-Fixed Nvidia FX5800 & FX5900 compatibility issue
Version 3.6
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2003-08-01
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR.
Description -Show current system memory channel information
-Update DDR400 timing setting
-Remove "Reset Configuration Data" item in the BIOS setup as chipset does not support it
Version 3.5
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2003-06-12
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR.
Description -Modify CPU temperature detection
-Fixed EPSON 2450 scanner cannot be used
-Fixed Kingston KVR333 memory cannot be used
-Support AMD XP Barton 2600+ (FSB 333) CPU
Version 3.4
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2003-04-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR
Description -Update VGA BIOS (for K7N2G-L (MS-6570))
-Add "Beep" sound when system boot
-Remove NO CPU option in the BIOS setup vcore item
-Support AMD XP3000+ CPU
Version 3.3
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2003-02-14
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR
Description -Change RTC alarm from hh:mm:ss(hour:minute:second) to dd:hh:mm(day:hour:minute)
-Fixed problem wherein installing WinXP using USB Keyboard & Mouse without any PS2 device will have yellow mark on device manager
Version 3.2
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2003-01-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR
Description Support AMD Barton XP2500+ (FSB333) CPU
Version 3.1
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2002-12-20
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR
Description This is Award BIOS release
Version 3.0
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2002-11-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 1. This BIOS is for K7N2 (MS-6570) and K7N2G-L only.
2. This BIOS cannot be used on K7N2G-ILSR
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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

XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

!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® nForce2 VGA Drivers
Description • NVIDIA nForce2 Graphics Controller Driver.
• Driver version:
- Win2KXP: 6.14.10.6085
- Win9xMe: 4.14.01.5655

Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2004-12-13
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA® nForce2 VGA Drivers
Description • NVIDIA nForce2 Graphics Controller Driver.
• Driver version:
- Win2KXP: 6.14.10.6085
- Win9xMe: 4.14.01.5655

Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2004-12-13
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia nForce2 SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia nForce2 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 2006-07-17
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Promise PDC20376 Serial-ATA RAID Utility
Description • WHQL Pass for WinXP / Win2000 / Windows Server 2003
• Driver version: 1.00.1.29
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2003-07-16
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Promise Serial-ATA RAID Drivers
Description • Fix MS-6565 v2.0 test S3 200 times fail issue
• Driver version: 1.0.0.19

Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2003-01-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA nForce2 System Drivers for MCP2 of SB
Description This nForce2 Win2K/XP driver package contains the below components:
Audio driver 4.08 (WHQL)
Audio utilities 4.08
Ethernet driver 3.13 (WHQL)
GART driver 3.34 (WHQL)
Memory controller driver 3.38 (WHQL)
SMBus driver 3.38 (WHQL)
IDE In-the-box 2.70
Installer 4.27


This nForce Win9x driver package contains the below components:
Audio driver 3.75 (WHQL)
Audio utilities 3.75
Ethernet driver 3.13 (WHQL)
GART driver 3.34 (WHQL)
Memory controller driver 3.38 (WHQL)
SMBus driver 3.38 (WHQL)
Installer 3.42
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2004-07-20
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA nForce2 System Drivers for MCP2 of SB
Description This nForce2 Win2K/XP driver package contains the below components:
Audio driver 4.08 (WHQL)
Audio utilities 4.08
Ethernet driver 3.13 (WHQL)
GART driver 3.34 (WHQL)
Memory controller driver 3.38 (WHQL)
SMBus driver 3.38 (WHQL)
IDE In-the-box 2.70
Installer 4.27


This nForce Win9x driver package contains the below components:
Audio driver 3.75 (WHQL)
Audio utilities 3.75
Ethernet driver 3.13 (WHQL)
GART driver 3.34 (WHQL)
Memory controller driver 3.38 (WHQL)
SMBus driver 3.38 (WHQL)
Installer 3.42
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2004-07-20
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA nForce2/3 USB 2.0 driver for Windows 9X/ME
Description Support NVIDIA nForce MCP2 USB2.0 Controller for Win9X/ME
• Fix WinME USB mouse/keyboard hang issue after resuming from S3
• Driver version: 2.2.1.0 (Win98/ME)

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2004-07-20
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

Utility

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 PC Alert 4
Description The utility is just like your PC doctor that can detect the following PC hardware status during real time operation:
• monitor CPU & system temperatures
• monitor fan speed(s)
• monitor system voltage
• monitor chassis intrusion
Version 4.1.2.5
Type Utility Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 2.39 MB
Note
MSI PC Alert 4
Description The utility is just like your PC doctor that can detect the following PC hardware status during real time operation:
• monitor CPU & system temperatures
• monitor fan speed(s)
• monitor system voltage
• monitor chassis intrusion
Version 4.1.2.5
Type Utility Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 2.39 MB
Note

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
1.0 Multi-Language 0.18 MB download 2006-06-15
1.0 French 6.66 MB download 2003-06-17
1.0 Traditional Chinese 6.63 MB download 2003-02-19
1.0 English 7.1 MB download 2003-01-21
1.0 Japanese 6.72 MB download 2002-12-16

Test Report

CPU Support

 

Marketing Name
K7N2
Model Name
6570
PCB Version
1
BIOS Version
W6570NMS.410
CPU
FSB
Ratio
Result
Spitfire (0.18u) 100/200MHz FSB
Duron 600
100
6
OK
Duron 650
100
6.5
OK
Duron 700
100
7
OK
Duron 750
100
7.5
OK
Duron 800
100
8
OK
Duron 850
100
8.5
OK
Duron 900
100
9
OK
Duron 950
100
9.5
OK
Duron 1G
100
10
OK
Morgan (0.18u) 100/200MHz FSB
Duron 900
100
9
OK
Duron 950
100
9.5
OK
Duron 1G
100
10
OK
Duron 1.1G
100
11
OK
Duron 1.2G
100
12
OK
Duron 1.3G
100
13
OK
Applebred (0.13um) 133/266MHz FSB
Duron 1400
133
10.5
OK
Duron 1600
133
12
OK
Duron 1800
133
13.5
OK
Thunderbird (0.18um) 100(133)/200(266)MHz FSB
Athlon (Thunderbird) 650
100
6.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 700
100
7
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 750
100
7.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 800
100
8
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 850
100
8.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 900
100
9
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 950
100
9.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1G
100
10
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1G
133
7.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.1G
100
11
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.13G
133
8.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.2G
100
12
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.2G
133
9
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.3G
100
13
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.33G
133
10
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4G
100
14
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4G
133
10.5
OK
Palomino (0.18u) 133/266MHz FSB
AthlonXP 1500+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1600+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1700+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1800+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1900+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2100+
133
Auto
OK
Thoroughbred (0.13u) 133/266MHz FSB
AthlonXP 1700+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1800+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1900+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2100+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2200+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2400+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2600+
133
Auto
OK
Thoroughbred (0.13u) 166/333MHz FSB
AthlonXP 2600+
166
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2700+
166
Auto
OK
Thorton (0.13u) 133/266MHz FSB 256KB L2 Cache
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2200+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2400+
133
Auto
OK
Thorton (0.13u) 166/333MHz FSB 256KB L2 Cache
AthlonXP 2600+
166
Auto
OK
Barton (0.13u) 166/333MHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache
AthlonXP 2500+
166
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2800+
166
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 3000+
166
Auto
OK
AMD Sempron CPU
Thoroughbred (0.13u) 166/333MHz FSB
Sempron 2200+
166
Auto
OK
Sempron 2300+
166
Auto
OK
Sempron 2400+
166
Auto
OK
Sempron 2500+
166
Auto
OK
Sempron 2600+
166
Auto
OK
Sempron 2800+
166
Auto
OK
Thorton (0.13u) 166/333MHz FSB 256KB L2 Cache
Sempron 2200+
166
Auto
OK
Sempron 2800+
166
Auto
OK

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