•_Supports Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64FX/64 processor
•_Supports 3500+, 3800+ Athlon 64FX 53, FX55 or higher CPU
•_NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset
•_HyperTransport link to the AMD Athlon 64/Athlon 64FX CPU
•_HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)
•_Supports 2xPCI Express X16 interface
•_Two independent SATA controllers, for four drives
•_IEEE 802.3 NVIDIA MAC for 1000BASE-T
•_Dual Fast ATA-133 IDE controllers
•_Supports dual channel DDR 266/333/400, using four 184-pin DDR DIMMs
•_Supports the memory size up to 4GB
•_Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM
Due to the High Performance Memory design, motherboards or system configurations may or may not operate smoothly at the JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standard settings (BIOS Default on the motherboard) such as DDR voltage, memory speeds and memory timing. Please confirm and adjust your memory setting in the BIOS accordingly for better system stability. Example: Kingston HyperX DDR500 PC4000 operates at 2.65V, 3-4-4-8, CL=3.
For more information about specification of high performance memory modules, please check with your Memory Manufactures for more details.
DIMM Module Combination
•_Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. Each DIMM slot supports up to a maximum size of 1GB. Users can install either single- or double-sided modules to meet their own needs. Please note that each DIMM can work respectively for single channel DDR, but there are some rules while using dual-channel DDR (Please refer to the suggested DDR population table below). Users may install memory modules of different type and density on different-channel DDR DIMMs. However, the same type and density memory modules are necessary while using dual-channel DDR, or instability may happen. Please refer to the following table for detailed dual-channel DDR. Other combination not listed below will function as single-channel DDR.
MSI Reminds You...
•_Please select the identical memory modules to install on the dual channel, and DO NOT install three memory modules on three DIMMs, or it may cause some failures.
Always insert the memory modules into the GREEN slots first, and it is strongly recommended not to insert the memory modules into the PURPLE slots while the GREEN slots are left empty.
This mainboard DO NOT support the memory module installed with more than 18 pieces of IC (integrated circuit).
•_The Maximum memory speed decreases when the following two memory combination is selected:
- Each channel is installed with two double-sided memory module
- Both DIMM1 and DIMM3 are installed with double-sided memory module
•_Due to the South Bridge resource deployment, the system density will only be detected up to 3+ GB (not full 4GB) when each DIMM is installed with 1GB memory modules.
•_Two PCI Express X16 slot (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
•_2nd PCI Express X16 is compatible with PCI Express x 1
•_Three 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots, one orange slot reserves as communication slot.
•_Support 3.3V/5V PCI bus Interface
•_An IDE controller on the nVIDIA nForce4 chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes
-Can connect up to 4 IDE devices
•_NV RAID supports 4 SATA II ports (SATA1-4).
•_Transfer rate is up to 300MB/s.
•_NV RAID (Software)
- Supports up to 4 SATA plus 2 ATA 133 Hard drives
- RAID 0 or 1, 0+1, JBOD is supported
- RAID function work w/ ATA 133 + SATA H/D or 2 SATA H/D
•_Silicon Image's SATA RAID supports another 2 SATA II ports.
•_Transfer rate is up to 300MB/s.
- RAID 0 or 1 and JBOD groups are supported
- Support up to 2 SATA devices connected to a single controller
•_The mainboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
•_The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.
•_Supports boot from LAN, USB Device 1.1 & 2.0 and SATA HDD.
•_Creative sound Blaster Live 24-bit H/W audio
•_24-bit / 96KHz audio quality
•_100db SNR clarity
•_Up to 7.1 CH Surround Sound, Dolby Digital ready
•_Supports dual LAN jacks
•_1st LAN supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by nForce4 SLI
•_2nd PCI Express LAN supports 10/100/1000 •_Fast Ethernet by Marvell 88E8053
•_VIA 6306 chipset
•_Supports up to 3 x 1394 ports
•_Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps
•_1 floppy port supports 1 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
•_1 serial port
•_1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
•_1 audio jack (5-in-1), coaxial/fibre SPDIF out
•_10 USB 2.0 ports (Rear x 4 / Front x 6)
•_2 RJ45 LAN jack
•_3 IEEE 1394 a connectors (Rear x 1/ Front x 2)
•_11.96 in (L) x 9.61 in(W)
•_ATX Form Factor
•_9 mounting holes
•_2 Serial ATA Power Adapters
•_2 pcs Serial ATA Cables