P45 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 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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OC Jumper

• RapidBoost - OC Jumper • OC Jumper gives MSI motherboards more tolerance to achieve OC limit • Make overclocking easier for end-users

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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OC Jumper

• RapidBoost - OC Jumper • OC Jumper gives MSI motherboards more tolerance to achieve OC limit • Make overclocking easier for end-users

Basic Specifications

CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Extreme
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus 800/1066/1333/1600
Chipset Intel® P45+ICH10
DDR2 Memory DDR2 667/800/1066
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 4
Max Memory (GB) 16
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen2 (1x16)
PCI-Ex1 2
PCI 3
IDE 1
SATAII 6
LAN 10/100/1000*1
TPM 1(Optional)
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6
Serial ports (Rear) 1
Parallel ports (Rear) 1
1394 ports (Rear) 1(Optional)
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 Intel® Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors in LGA775 package.
• Supports Intel® Yorkfield, Wolfdale in the LGA775 package.
• Supports FSB 1600* (OC)/1333/1066/800 MHz.
• Support VRD 11.1 standard.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset

• Intel® P45 Chipset
- Supports FSB 800/1066/1333/1600* (OC) MHz.

• Intel® ICH10 Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 12 ports.
- 6 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.
- Integrated AHCI controller.


Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 667/800/1066* (OC) DRAM, 16GB Max (To support 16GB max, please check the criteria at Intel website)


Slots

• One PCI Express x16 slot (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 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 66/100/133 IDE controller integrated in JMicron® 368.
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

SATAII controller integrated in ICH10 chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports six SATAII ports by ICH10


Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC888
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec


LAN

• Supports PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111C.


IEEE1394 / FireWire


• Chipset integrated by JMicron® 381
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU / System x 2 FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 4 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 6 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA133 connector
- 1 x SPDIF-Out connector
- Clear CMOS Jumper
- 2 x HW-OC FSB jumpers
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 port (optional)
- 1 x TPM module connector (optional)

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 6 in 1 audio jack
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x IEEE1394 port (optional)



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

Editor's Choice(Choose it as the 1000-Euro-PC in Intel 945 Express Chipset Category) - GameStar Magazine
Date: 2008-00
Title: Editor's Choice(Choose it as the 1000-Euro-PC in Intel 945 Express Chipset Category)
Comment: -
Media: GameStar Magazine
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice - PCD Lab
Date: 2008-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: -
Media: PCD Lab
Country: China
Max Value Award - MaxIT
Date: 2008-00
Title: Max Value Award
Comment: -
Media: MaxIT
Country: Malawi
Recommended - PC World
Date: 2008-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: -
Media: PC World
Country: Hungary

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 M-Flash module.
Version 1.C
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-01-18
Download download File Size 0.73 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update flash eModule.
Version 1.B
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-11-02
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU micro code.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 1.A
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-08-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Disabled 5V USB function under S4/S5.
Version 1.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-04-03
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU micro
- Fixed system cannot resume from suspend by keyboard under DOS mode.
Version 1.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-02-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Improved memory compatibility.
- Support 1000GB HDD.
Version 1.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-12-09
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 cannot resume from S4 with ATI 4870X2 VGA card.
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-09-17
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed BIOS report incorrect CPU temperature.
- Support GOODRAM GR800D264L6/2G (Elpida E1108ACBG-6E-E)2GB memory.
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-08-12
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 NB module.
- Fixed system cannot resume from S3 when set OC to 5%.
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-07-30
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU module.
- Update NB module.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-06-27
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Module.
- Fixed DTM SMBIOS fail with E2200 CPU.
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-06-11
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Add Patriot,GeIL,ProMos,Buffalo,OCZ memory string in memory-z.
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-05-28
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release.
Version 1.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2008-05-23
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

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 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 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 11.9 MB
Note
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 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 0.58 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 28.22 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
TPM Device Driver
Description Intel Trusted Platform chipset driver
XP: 2.00.0000.00
Version 2.01.0001.00
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-11-14
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 0.06 MB
Note
Intel 3/4/5 Chipset Drivers
Description Ver: 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,Win 2000,DOS

!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.
Live Update 5 (NonWin8)
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.114
Type Utility Release Date 2014-02-20
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
Super Charger (NonWin8)
Description The utility for msi products to charge Apple iPad/iPhone4.
Version 1.2.022
Type Utility Release Date 2013-12-05
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 3.18 MB
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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
HDDBackup
Description 1. For System Backup
2. Please use Nero to burn the Image to boot up the system for backup.
Version 1.25
Type Utility Release Date 2008-07-30
OS DOS
Download download File Size 43.56 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
1.0 Japanese 10.88 MB download 2008-06-19
1.0 Simplified Chinese 6.58 MB download 2008-06-18
1.0 Multi-Language 2.48 MB download 2008-06-04
1.0 Korean 10.32 MB download 2008-06-02
1.0 Traditional Chinese 6.91 MB download 2008-05-29
1.0 English 3.51 MB download 2008-05-05

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