MS-6178

Overview

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Detail Specifications

CPU

Support Socket 370 for Intel® Pentium® III or Celeron™ Processor
Support 366 ~ 667MHz


Chipset

Intel® 810/810DC100 Chipset
  - Integrated Graphics Controller
  - Intel DDM Architecture
  - DRAM memory Independent of System Bus

Intel® GMCH Chipset
  - AC'97 Controller Integrated
  - 2 full IDE channels, up to ATA66
  - Low pin count interface for SIO


FSB

66/100MHz clocks are supported.


Main Memory

Support two 168-pin DIMM sockets.
Support a maximum memory size of 256MB (64Mbit technology) or 512M


Slots


One AMR (Audio Modem Riser) and one PTI (PanelLink TV-Out Interface).
Three 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots.
Support 3.3v/5v PCI bus Interface.


On-Board IDE


An IDE controller on the ICH chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and
   Ultra DMA 33/66 operation modes.
Can connect up to four IDE devices.


Audio


ICH chip integrated.

Aureal Vortex 8810.
  - DirectSound hardware acceleration.
  - Post processing hardware.
  - Aureal Soft Wavetable.
  - Aureal Soft A3D.
  - Full Sound Blaster compatibility
  - Aureal Enhanced Motorola Softmodem with Silicon DAA support.


Video

GMCH chip integrated.
  - 2D/3D Graphics.
  - Onboard 4MB Display Cache(SGRAM/DRAM) (optional)


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
  - 1 floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes.
  - 2 serial port (COMA + COMB)
  - 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
  - 2 USB ports and 1 USB connector
  - 1 IrDA connector for SIR.
  - 1 VGA port


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

24.4 cm(L) x 19.2 cm(W) MicroATX Form Factor

Mounting

6 mounting holes.


Product Accessories

  
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Awards

BIOS

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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.

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Description This is the initial AMI(R) BIOS release.
Version 1.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 1999-06-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Support D0 coppermine CPU to be adjusted CPU ratio
Version 2.1
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2001-05-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Fixed fan will stop after running AMIDIAG 5 hours if suspend is disabled.
-Fixed USB mouse won't work a moment after system resume from S3 under WINDOWS 2000 if marking USB mouse's power management and USB wakep up from S3 was disabled
Version 2.0
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-11-02
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed Coppermine 600MHz(133X4.5) CPU will be detected as 594MHz
- Fixed the problem wherein when USB mouse is attached to a USB hub, it cannot work after resuming from suspend to RAM under WINDOWS(R) 98SE
- Support SST49LF004 Flashrom
Version 1.9
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-07-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Updated the VGA bios to version 4.00
- Support both Winbond and ICS clock generator

Version 1.8
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-04-25
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed the problem wherein the RTC doesn't count if the CMOS battery is removed for few minutes.
- Support Celeron(TM) Coppermine(R) 600 CPU.
- Updated the VGA bios to 3.01.
Version 1.7
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-03-22
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed the problem wherein the system will show "suggested CAS Latency to 3" even when correct settings are made.
- Fixed the problem wherein you couldn't install WINDOWS 2000/ACPI without pressing key "F5"
- Fixed some SDRAM compatibility issue.
- Fixed USB mouse couldn't work properly after system resumes from S3 under Windows(R) 2000.
- Support S.M.A.R.T HDD.
- Updated the VGA BIOS to v3.0
Version 1.6
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2000-01-22
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed the problem wherein no Power management menu bar found under WINDOWS(R) 2000.
- Fixed Microsoft(R) ACT 5.0 test failed under the unreported memory.
- Fixed FDISK failed if Boot sequence is set to (1)Floppy (2)SCSI and when you connect 1 SCSI HDD and 1 IDE HDD.
- Fixed the problem wherein the system cannot wake up under Windows(R)98 APM mode when USB mouse is used.
- Updated VGA BIOS to 2.14
- Support SigmaTel STAC9721 codec.
- Support both ICW195B and Winbond W83194AR-We clock generators.

Version 1.5
Type Award BIOS Release Date 1999-11-30
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fixed HCT8.1 PNP bios test fail problem
- Fixed Chassis intrussion problem not functioning when using Celeron(R) 433MHz
- Fixed the problem wherein the system couldn't enter suspend mode after waking it up from modem riser.
- Fixed the Incorrect IDE primary information when changing from HDD to CDROM.
- Fixed the codec beep sound not functioning.
- Updated Intel(R)810 VGA bios
- Updated DMI information
- Change the default of "Midi Port Address" to 330
- Change the default of "Midi Port IRQ" to 10
- Change the <<< CPU PLUG & PLAY III >>> to "Frequency /Voltage Control"
-Show "NA-" if the power supply is without -5V
Version 1.3
Type Award BIOS Release Date 1999-08-09
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support Chassis Intrusion
- Support Hardware monitor
- Support Auto CAS latency
- Updated DMI information
-This bios allows the customer to add their own Logo
Version 1.2
Type Award BIOS Release Date 1999-07-06
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description This is the initial Award(R) BIOS release.
Version 1.0
Type Award BIOS Release Date 1999-05-18
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

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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

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Driver

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

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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.
MS-6178 Patch
Description This patch will solve the problem of MS-6178 wherein under Windows ME device manager, some system will show ! at the MPU compatible MIDI device
Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2001-01-03
OS Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
ADI 188x Sound Drivers
Description ADI 188x sound driver Ver. 5.12.01.3030
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2002-02-22
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
ADI 188x Sound Drivers
Description ADI 188x sound driver Ver. 5.12.01.3030
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2002-02-22
OS Win NT
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

Manual

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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 English 0.37 MB download 2002-05-29
1.0A English 0.18 MB download 2002-05-29
1.0B English 0.43 MB download 2002-05-29
1.0C English 0.48 MB download 2002-05-29

Test Report

CPU Support

 

Marketing Name
MS-6178
Model Name
6178
PCB Version
1.1A
BIOS Version
W6178IMS.210
CPU
FSB
Ratio
Result
Celeron 300A (PPGA)
66
4.5
OK
Celeron 333 (PPGA)
66
5
OK
Celeron 366 (PPGA)
66
5.5
OK
Celeron 400 (PPGA)
66
6
OK
Celeron 433 (PPGA)
66
6.5
OK
Celeron 466 (PPGA)
66
7
OK
Celeron 500 (PPGA)
66
7.5
OK
Celeron 533 (PPGA)
66
8
OK
 
Celeron 600
66
9
OK
Celeron 633
66
9.5
OK
Celeron 667
66
10
OK
Celeron 700
66
10.5
OK
Celeron 733
66
11
OK
Celeron 766
66
11.5
OK
 
Celeron(Coppermine) 800
100
8
OK
Celeron(Coppermine) 850
100
8.5
OK
Celeron(Coppermine) 900
100
9
OK
 
PIII (Coppermine) 500E
100
5
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 550E
100
5.5
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 650
100
6.5
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 700
100
7
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 750
100
7.5
OK
PIII (Coppermine) 850
100
8.5
OK

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