K9N Neo (PCB 1.0)

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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Live Update Online

MSI Live Update Online is a powerful and useful application for updating latest BIOS and Drivers, which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating. Live Update Online is online services exclusively. End-users only have to connect to the download center and enable the Live Update Online function, and the updating will continue via the web pages completely. Live Update Online offers the latest BIOS, drivers and utilities from MSI for automatic updating. Through the user-friendly operation, end-users can update the system easily and increase performance immediately.

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Cool'n'Quiet

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™ 
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

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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.
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Core Center

The all-in-one hardware console is an advanced combination of the popular PC alert and Fuzzy logic applications. It offers powerful functions such as hardware monitor, system alert, and instinctive overclocking UI.
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DIGI Cell

This program is a kind of control center for the motherboard. DigiCell has its own tools for monitoring network connections. And it has an integrated Power On Agent utility that can start up and shut down the computer according to a schedule.
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DOT Exress

MSI DOT Express provides overclocking function and the best and easiest optimization of the GPU & Memory speed for the maximum performance.

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

Live Update Online

MSI Live Update Online is a powerful and useful application for updating latest BIOS and Drivers, which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating. Live Update Online is online services exclusively. End-users only have to connect to the download center and enable the Live Update Online function, and the updating will continue via the web pages completely. Live Update Online offers the latest BIOS, drivers and utilities from MSI for automatic updating. Through the user-friendly operation, end-users can update the system easily and increase performance immediately.

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Cool'n'Quiet

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™ 
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

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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.
featurePic

Core Center

The all-in-one hardware console is an advanced combination of the popular PC alert and Fuzzy logic applications. It offers powerful functions such as hardware monitor, system alert, and instinctive overclocking UI.
featurePic

DIGI Cell

This program is a kind of control center for the motherboard. DigiCell has its own tools for monitoring network connections. And it has an integrated Power On Agent utility that can start up and shut down the computer according to a schedule.
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DOT Exress

MSI DOT Express provides overclocking function and the best and easiest optimization of the GPU & Memory speed for the maximum performance.

Detail Specifications


CPU

• AMD® Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and Sempron in the Socket AM2 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

FSB

• HyperTransport 1.0/2.0 supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)

Chipset

• NVIDIA® nForce 550 Chipset


Main Memory


• Supports Dual DDR II 533/667/800
- 4 DDRII DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V)
- Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB.


Slots

• 1 PCI Express x16 slot
• 2 PCI Express x1 slots
• 3 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface, includes one orange slot which supports 2 master for MSI special PCI function card (ex. wireless LAN and bluetooth combo card.).


On-Board IDE


• One IDE port by NVIDIA® nForce 550
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
- Can connect up to two IDE devices

On-Board SATA

• 4 SATA II ports by NVIDIA® nForce 550
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s

RAID Function

- SATA II 1~4 supports RAID 0/1 or 0+1 mode by NVIDIA® nForce 550

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC883
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


LAN

• Supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Vitesse VSC8601


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU / System / NB FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Clear CMOS Jumper
- IrDA infrared module header
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATA II connectors
- 1 x ATA133 HD connectors

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 jack


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 20cm(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

Best Buy - CHIP online
Date: 2007-00
Title: Best Buy
Comment: >Open
Media: CHIP online
Country: Germany
Best Product of the Year - MicroComputer
Date: 2006-00
Title: Best Product of the Year
Comment: -
Media: MicroComputer
Country: China
Quality-Price Award - Personal Computer
Date: 2006-00
Title: Quality-Price Award
Comment: -
Media: Personal Computer
Country: Sri Lanka
Editor's Choice - ChinaByte.com
Date: 2006-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media: ChinaByte.com
Country: China
Best Buy Award
 - PC World
Date: 2006-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Comment: -
Media: PC World
Country: Greece
Editor's Choice
 - Popular
Date: 2006-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: -
Media: Popular
Country: China
Good Product - Benchmark.pl
Date: 2006-00
Title: Good Product
Comment: -
Media: Benchmark.pl
Country: Portugal

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 ID.
Version 1.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-09-06
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed system sometimes cannot resume from S3.
Version 1.8
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
Description - Update CPU ID.
Version 1.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-06-01
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU ID.
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-02-07
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update NVMM version.
- Update SMBIOS version.
- Fixed keyboard/mouse cannot work after resume from S3 under Vista.
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-12-14
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU ID.
- Fixed Smart Fan cannot work after resume from S3.
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-10-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update SMBIOS version.
- Update CPU ID.
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-06-02
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU code.
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-05-12
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Fixed system report incorrect message for SATA devices.

Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2006-04-27
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,Win 98 SE

!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.
AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS Win 98 SE
Download download File Size 0 MB
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AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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AMD Cool and Quiet Driver (MB)
Description • AMD Athlon™ 64/Sempron™/Turion™ 64/Opteron™ systems with ACPI 2.0 processor performance control objects
• WinXP WHQL pass
• Driver Version:
- XP 1.2.2.0
- 98/ME/2K 1.0.8.1
• Windows XP 64-Bit Edition or Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2006-02-20
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
OS Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
nVidia SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description nVidia 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.

Note: This Vista version driver doesn't support Vista SP1.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-09-15
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
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NVIDIA nForce 550/570/590 SLI System Drivers
Description Win7 32/64: 15.51
nForce 550/570/570/590 SLI (C51+MCP55) driver package 9.19 WHQL consists of the following components:

• Ethernet Driver MCP55 (v65.31) "WHQL"
• SMBus Driver (v4.57) "WHQL"
• Installer (v5.05)
• WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.87) "WHQL"
• WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.87) "WHQL"
• WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.87)

This WinXP 64-bit nForce (MCP55) 9.16 driver package consists of the following components:

• Ethernet Driver MCP55 (v60.15) "WHQL"
• Network Management Tools MCP55 (v55.23)
• SMBus Driver (v4.52) "WHQL"
• Installer (v5.05)
• WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"
• WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"
• WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.63)

Vista 32/64 Ver: 12.0.0.49974
Ethernet Driver (v65.55) WHQL
SMBus Driver (v4.60) WHQL
Installer (v5.40)
IDE SataRAID Driver (v9.31) WHQL
IDE SataIDE Driver (v9.31) WHQL
RAIDTOOL Application (v9.31)
SMU (v1.23) WHQL
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2009-11-04
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 22.92 MB
Note
NVIDIA nForce 550/570/590 SLI System Drivers
Description Win7 32/64: 15.51
nForce 550/570/570/590 SLI (C51+MCP55) driver package 9.19 WHQL consists of the following components:

• Ethernet Driver MCP55 (v65.31) "WHQL"
• SMBus Driver (v4.57) "WHQL"
• Installer (v5.05)
• WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.87) "WHQL"
• WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.87) "WHQL"
• WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.87)

This WinXP 64-bit nForce (MCP55) 9.16 driver package consists of the following components:

• Ethernet Driver MCP55 (v60.15) "WHQL"
• Network Management Tools MCP55 (v55.23)
• SMBus Driver (v4.52) "WHQL"
• Installer (v5.05)
• WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"
• WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"
• WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.63)

Vista 32/64 Ver: 12.0.0.49974
Ethernet Driver (v65.55) WHQL
SMBus Driver (v4.60) WHQL
Installer (v5.40)
IDE SataRAID Driver (v9.31) WHQL
IDE SataIDE Driver (v9.31) WHQL
RAIDTOOL Application (v9.31)
SMU (v1.23) WHQL
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2009-11-04
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 14.38 MB
Note
NVIDIA nForce 550/570/590 SLI System Drivers
Description Win7 32/64: 15.51
nForce 550/570/570/590 SLI (C51+MCP55) driver package 9.19 WHQL consists of the following components:

• Ethernet Driver MCP55 (v65.31) "WHQL"
• SMBus Driver (v4.57) "WHQL"
• Installer (v5.05)
• WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.87) "WHQL"
• WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.87) "WHQL"
• WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.87)

This WinXP 64-bit nForce (MCP55) 9.16 driver package consists of the following components:

• Ethernet Driver MCP55 (v60.15) "WHQL"
• Network Management Tools MCP55 (v55.23)
• SMBus Driver (v4.52) "WHQL"
• Installer (v5.05)
• WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"
• WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"
• WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.63)

Vista 32/64 Ver: 12.0.0.49974
Ethernet Driver (v65.55) WHQL
SMBus Driver (v4.60) WHQL
Installer (v5.40)
IDE SataRAID Driver (v9.31) WHQL
IDE SataIDE Driver (v9.31) WHQL
RAIDTOOL Application (v9.31)
SMU (v1.23) WHQL
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2009-11-04
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 11.3 MB
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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 Core Center
Description • MSI Hardware monitor & overclocking & fan speed control tool

Version 2.0.2.4
Type Utility Release Date 2007-11-15
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 4.19 MB
Note
MSI Core Center
Description • MSI Hardware monitor & overclocking & fan speed control tool

Version 2.0.2.4
Type Utility Release Date 2007-11-15
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 4.19 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
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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
Note
AMD CPU Tool
Description This tool will provide stable performance for AMD AM2 CPU.
Version 1.3.2.16
Type Utility Release Date 2007-01-09
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 6.27 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 Simplified Chinese 9.27 MB download 2006-10-27
1.0 Japanese 11.96 MB download 2006-06-06
1.0 Multi-Language 2.22 MB download 2006-05-23
1.0 Traditional Chinese 11 MB download 2006-05-17
1.0 English 5.99 MB download 2006-05-17

Test Report

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Sales Inquiry

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If there is any further request or discussion, welcome to contact us through http://support.msi.com/ and we will reply in soon!