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MSI™ Introducing Intel® 845 Motherboard -- 845 Pro

Type: Product News
Latest Update: Tue, 11 Sep 2001

During a keynote at Computex Taiwan 2001, Intel® Corporation demonstrated for the first time its upcoming Intel® 845 chipset for Pentium® 4 processor based-platforms. The Intel® 845 chipset is a flexible chipset designed to take advantage of existing platform technologies (PC133 SDRAM, AGP4x) with the Pentium® 4 processor. MSI™ today announced our new motherboard-MSI® 845 Pro, based on the Intel® 845 chipset.

MSI™'s 845 Pro motherboard conforms to the ATX form factor and is fully capable of delivering the high frequency and excellent performance of the PentiumR 4 processor. The 845 Pro applies the Socket 423 specification from Intel®. The Socket 423 architecture is developed by Intel® to further enhance functions and features on top of the previous Socket 370 architecture.

Based on Intel®'s QDR (Quad Data Rate) technology, the data transfer rate between the chipset and the processor can reach as high as 3.2GB/sec, avoiding data congestion in the processor, and accelerating the data communication between subsystems. The chipset and the memory bus apply Dual Channel technology, increasing data transfer rate to 3.2GB/sec as well, boosting the data processing speed!

Expansion slots are available for 5x PCI, 1x CNR, and 1 AGP 4x Port. 3 DIMM slots support up to 3GB of system memory, enabling higher bus speed, bandwidth and system performance. With support for features such as the Suspend to RAM/Disk, D-LED™ and MSI™'s famous PC Alert™ III hardware monitoring software, the 845 Pro provides a complete solution for system manageability.

Supports Live Driver™
MSI™ Live Driver™ is a useful and powerful application for you to download and update the device drivers automatically. You do not have to spend much time in searching the whole website to find the drivers you need.

Supports Fuzzy Logic™3
A smart automatic overclocking tool exclusively available from MSI™, Fuzzy Logic™3 automatically adjusts the CPU to its best condition in real time under the OS to accomplish the overclocking function with AI. While system hanging is a common experience in overclocking, Fuzzy Logic™3 will detect the problem and automatically restart the system, making the system always run at its best.

Live BIOS™
An useful software tool from MSI™, Live BIOS™ examines the BIOS version automatically with the latest version available on the web, links to the site for users to download the latest version of BIOS and updates the BIOS. With an "automatic and user-friendly" interface, Live BIOS™ allows BIOS download and update to be completed under the OS easily.

D-LED™
D-LED™ has a combination of 4 LED light signals to represent 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up, allowing users to find the cause of any possible failure quickly and easily.

STR (Suspend to RAM)
With STR function, system configuration data is saved onto the system memory when the system is set into suspend mode. The system memory is sustained with minimum electrical power to avoid data loss. When the system is reset back to full operation mode, the original configuration status is restored in just a few seconds.

STD (Suspend to Disk)
With STD function, system configuration data is saved onto the system computer hard disc. The system computer hard disc is sustained with minimum electrical power to avoid data loss. When the system is reset back to full operation mode, the original configuration status is restored in just a few seconds.

For more information about our new 845 Pro, please visit MSI™'s website at http:// www.msi.com.tw

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