NOTE: NVIDIA nForce 3/4 Series board DO NOT support Windows® 98/ME




CPU

• Supports Socket 939 for AMD® Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64 processor
• Supports up to 3500+, 3800+ Athlon 64 FX 53, or higher CPU

Chipset

nVIDIA® nForce3 Ultra Chipset
- HyperTransport link to the AMD Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX CPU
- HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)
- AGP3.0 8X interface at 533 MT/s (million transfers per second)
- Two independent SATA controllers, for four drives
- IEEE 802.3 NVIDIA MAC for 1000BASE-T
- Dual Fast ATA-133 IDE controllers



Main Memory


• Supports dual channel DDR 266/333/400, using four 184-pin DDR DIMMs .
• Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB without ECC.
• Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM.

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 singlechannel 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.


Green
DIMM1 (Ch A)
Purple
DIMM2 (Ch B)

Green
DIMM3 (Ch A)

Purple
DIMM4 (Ch B)
System Density
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
-
-
256MB~2GB
-
-
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
256MB~2GB
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
512MB~4GB


MSI Reminds You...
• Dual-channel DDR works ONLY in the 3 combinations listed in the table shown in the previous page.
• 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 failure.
• 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).



Recommended Memory Combination List
DIMM Slots
Max Speed
Green
Purple

Green

Purple
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
S
-
-
-
DDR 400
-
-
S
-
DDR 400
D
-
-
-
DDR 400
-
-
D
-
DDR 400
S
-
S
-
DDR 400
D
-
D
-
DDR 333
S
S
-
-
DDR 400
-
-
S
S
DDR 400
D
D
-
-
DDR 400
-
-
D
D
DDR 400
S
S
S
S
DDR 400
D
D
D
D
DDR 333

S: Single Side                  D: Double Side


Slots

• One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 1.5V 4X/8X slot
• Five 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface). 


On-Board IDE/SATA


• An IDE controller on the nVIDIA nForce3 Ultra chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO,
   Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.
- Can connect up to 4 IDE devices

• Supports 4 SATA ports. Transfer rate is up to 150MB/s.

NV RAID (Software)
• Supports up to 4 SATA & 2 ATA133 Hard drives
- RAID O or 1, 0+1, JBOD is supported
- RAID function work w/ATA133 + SATA H/D or 2 SATA H/D


Audio

7.1 channel audio codec RealTek ALC850.
- Compliance with AC97 v2.3 Spec.
- Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.


LAN

• Supports dual LAN jacks
- 1 LAN supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Marvell 88E1111 PHY
- 1 LAN supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8110S (1000Mbps)


IEEE1394


VIA 6306 chipset
- Supports up to 3 x 1394 ports.
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 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/fiber SPDIF out
- 8 USB 2.0 ports (Rear x 4 / Front x 4)
- 2 RJ45 LAN jack
- 3 IEEE 1394 connectors (Rear x 1/ Front x 2)


BIOS

• 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.


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.