MSI™ Unveils A Full-Featured Intel® 845D Motherboard 845 Ultra-ARU

Latest Update: Wed, 26 Dec 2001

MSI™, a professional manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and multimedia peripherals, today announced the new 845 Ultra-ARU motherboard, based on Intel®'s latest and most advanced 845D chipset. The 845 Ultra-ARU incorporates the latest and greatest features in motherboard technology and is designed to provide the highest performance and the most scalable chipset solution for the latest Intel® Pentium® 4 processors. With the capabilities to support high-speed PC 2100 DDR SDRAM, the 845 Ultra-ARU even offers unprecedented advantages in graphics performance and I/O transfers.

The 845 Ultra-ARU conforms to ATX form factor and has a total of 3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 2.0GB DDR SDRAM. Expansion slots are available for 5 PCI, 1 CNR, and 1 AGP Port. With a design rich in features, this extremely stable motherboard will appeal to average users and performance enthusiasts alike!

MSI™ always has products of the highest quality and the 845Ultra-ARU is another example of our efforts to keep our promises. On top of its excellent performance and stability, the 845Ultra-ARU also brings the following features:

Supports Smart Key™:
Smart Key™ is a hardware device that provides you complete and perfect protection for your PC. Without your key, no one will be able to access the important files in your computer by using the mouse or the keyboard connected to your computer.

Supports ATA 133 RAID (Optional) :
The new Ultra ATA/133 clocks data at 133 megabytes per second (MB/s). It surpasses the current parallel ATA interface, Ultra ATA/100 that transfers data at 100MB/s. This increased data transfer speed is designed to meet all user needs for performance without adding extra costs. Value and compatibility are achieved by maintaining the current technologies, interfaces and connectors that are already in use today.

RAID function enables users to integrate several hard drives to form a unit hard drive of a larger size, aiming to provide error correction (error tolerance) of system data and to enhance system operation. RAID 1 is for data mirroring or data deposit, it enables error correction of system data. RAID 0 is for striping, it's fast access enhances system operation efficiency extensively.

Supports USB 2.0 (Optional):
USB2.0 provides users with the ability to connect to high performance peripherals in the least expensive way. With much higher bandwidth, USB2.0 can reach data rates of up to 480 Mbps. That's nearly 40 times faster than the current USB1.1! Today's USB devices will operate with full compatibility in a USB 2.0 system.

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

Supports D-Bracket™:
This hardware monitoring device helps the user diagnose computer hardware problems from outside of the computer chassis, eliminating the trouble of having to open up the chassis every time. The D-Bracket? has a combination of 4 LED light signals that are either green or red, representing 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up.

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 sure the system always runs at it's best.

Live BIOS™:
A 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 easily under the OS.

Support PC Alert™ III:
This useful software detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage.

For more information about our new 845Ultra-ARU, please visit the MSI™ website at /