KT3 Ultra/ Ultra-ARU

Overview

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit
 

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• The most complete overclocking utility based on Windows OS. • System information auto detect. • Optimized CPU automatically or manually. • The 4th generation new feature: adjustable AGP ration and Vcore.

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit
 

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• The most complete overclocking utility based on Windows OS. • System information auto detect. • Optimized CPU automatically or manually. • The 4th generation new feature: adjustable AGP ration and Vcore.

Detail Specifications

CPU

Support Socket A for AMD® Athlon™/Athlon XP/Duron™ processor
Support 600MHz up to 2600+ MHz processor


Chipset

VIA® KT333 (552 BGA) Chipset
  - FSB @200/266MHz 
  - AGP 4X and PCI Advanced high performance memory controller

VIA® VT8233A (376 BGA) Chipset
  - High Bandwidth V-link Client controller
  - Integrated Hardware Sound Blaster/Direct Sound AC97 audio
  - Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller
  - ACPI


FSB

• 100/133 (200/266)MHz clocks are supported


Main Memory

Support six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR DIMMs
Support a maximum memory size up to 3GB
Support 2.5v DDR200/266/333 DDR DRAM DIMM


Slots


One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) slot
  - AGP specification compliant
  - Support AGP 2.0 4x
One CNR (Communication Network Riser) slot
Five 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots
  - Supports 3.3V/5V PCI bus Interface


On-Board IDE


• An IDE controller on the VIA® VT8233A chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO,
   Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66/33 operation modes.
• Can connect up to four IDE devices.


On-Board ATA133 RAID

Promise 20276 On-Board
  - Support ATA133 IDE RAID 0 or 1
  - Can connect up to 4 IDE devices
  - Backward compatible to ATA100 RAID 0 or 1


Audio

Chip integrated (2 channel S/W audio)
  - Direct Sound AC97 Audio

 


On-Board USB 2.0

USB 2.0 HC On Board
  - Support 4 USB 2.0 ports via external bracket

Controlled by VT8233A Southbirdge
  - 4 USB 1.1 Ports

 


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 ports (COMA + COMB)
  - 1 parallel port supporting SPP/EPP/ECP mode
  - 1 IrDA connector for SIR/ASKIR/HPSIR
  - 1 Audio/Game port
  - 1 D-Bracket pinheader
  - 4 USB 1.1 ports


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

30.4 cm(L) x 23.5 cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

6 mounting holes.


Product Accessories


MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Top 5 - PC Praxis
Date: 2003-00
Title: Top 5
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany
Top 5 - PC Praxis
Date: 2003-00
Title: Top 5
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany
Top 5 - PC Praxis
Date: 2003-00
Title: Top 5
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany
msi-award
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: >Open
Media:
Country: China
Recommended - Clube do Hardware
Date: 2002-00
Title: Recommended
Comment: >Open
Media: Clube do Hardware
Country: Brazil
Test No. 1 Award - CHIP
Date: 2002-00
Title: Test No. 1 Award
Comment: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Greece
Editor's Choice - CHIP
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Comment: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Greece
Producto Sin Broncas Overall - Sin Broncas.com www.sinbroncas.com
Date: 2002-00
Title: Producto Sin Broncas Overall
Comment: -
Media: Sin Broncas.com www.sinbroncas.com
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Recommended Product Features / Overclocking - PC Stats.com
Date: 2002-00
Title: Recommended Product Features / Overclocking
Comment: >Open
Media: PC Stats.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice Features / Compatibility - Motherboards.org
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice Features / Compatibility
Comment: >Open
Media: Motherboards.org
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Product Excellent 2002 Performance / Features - OCworkbench.com
Date: 2002-00
Title: Product Excellent 2002 Performance / Features
Comment: >Open
Media: OCworkbench.com
Country: Slovak Republic

BIOS

*Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only. System will restart several times to update ME firmware after updated system BIOS. Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until ME update sucessfully. *Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS. SOP Download: BIOS & ME update SOP *MSI recommend you to update BIOS with ME8 only if you are using IvyBridge 22nm CPU. **Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8. OS: Windows 7 OS: Windows XP

!Attention:

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.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description -Support AMD Barton XP3000+ (FSB333) CPU (For KT3 Ultra2 Only)
-Add "CPU Halt Command Detection" item in the BIOS Setup
-Fixed ATI 8500 AGP card cannot be used

Version 5.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2003-02-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This BIOS is intended for MS-6380E PCB with KT266A & KT333 chipset. K7T266 Pro2 & K7T266 Pro2-RU don't use the same BIOS
Description -Fixed WinXP EventViewer ACPI error
-Support XP2400+ & XP2600+ CPU
Version 5.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-09-11
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This BIOS is intended for MS-6380E PCB with KT266A & KT333 chipset. K7T266 Pro2-A & K7T266 Pro2-RU dont use the same BIOS
Description Fixed Compatibility issue with Adaptec 29160 SCSI card

Version 5.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-07-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This BIOS is intended for MS-6380E PCB with KT266A & KT333 chipset. K7T266 Pro2 & K7T266 Pro2-RU don't use the same BIOS
Description -Support low RPM fan
-Fixed can't boot from SuperTrak SX6000 RAID attached HDD

Version 5.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-05-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note This BIOS is intended for MS-6380E PCB with KT266A & KT333 chipset.
K7T266 Pro2 & K7T266 Pro2-RU dont use the same BIOS,
Description -Add 'Primary Graphics Adapter' item in BIOS Setup.
-Fixed SuperTrak SX6000 RAID card cannot be used
Version 5.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-04-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Add warning message when loading High Performance defaults
-Fixed problem wherein pressing 'PrintScrnSysRq' KEY cannot work in BIOS Setup screen.
Version 5.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-03-28
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Fixed PS2 KB/Mouse S3 wakeup fail issue
Version 5.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-02-28
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

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

Click here to read the instruction

Driver

Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

!Special Note:

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.
Promise FastTrak133 RAID Drivers
Description • For Promise PDC20276 ATA133 RAID
• Driver version: 2.00 Build 21
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2002-04-17
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
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VIA AC97 PCI Sound Drivers
Description • Fix VT1616 Smart5.1ch Audio Deck Win98 issue
• Driver version: 6.14.01.4150D
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2003-07-16
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA AC97 PCI Sound Drivers
Description • Fix VT1616 Smart5.1ch Audio Deck Win98 issue
• Driver version: 6.14.01.4150D
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2003-07-16
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA Chipset 4in1 Drivers
Description • WHQL pass for Win2K/XP/64-bit
• Support WinXP 64-bit OS
• Support Windows Vista 32/64
• Driver version: 5.11a

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA Chipset 4in1 Drivers
Description • WHQL pass for Win2K/XP/64-bit
• Support WinXP 64-bit OS
• Support Windows Vista 32/64
• Driver version: 5.11a

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS Vista 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA Chipset 4in1 Drivers
Description • WHQL pass for Win2K/XP/64-bit
• Support WinXP 64-bit OS
• Support Windows Vista 32/64
• Driver version: 5.11a

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2007-04-20
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

Utility

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

!Special Note:

The Utilities 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.
Fuzzy Logic 4
Description • Add version information for Live Update
• AP Version: 4.1.58.0

Version 4.1.58.0
Type Utility Release Date 2005-10-26
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 4.14 MB
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Manual

!Special Note:

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 5.24 MB download 2002-07-12
1.0 Traditional Chinese 4.96 MB download 2002-05-29
1.0 French 4.57 MB download 2002-05-29
1.0 German 4.77 MB download 2002-05-29
1.0 Japanese 7.2 MB download 2002-05-29
1.0 Simplified Chinese 6.32 MB download 2002-05-29

Test Report

CPU Support

 

Marketing Name
KT3 Ultra
Model Name
6380E
PCB Version  
1
BIOS Version
A6380VMS.570
CPU
FSB
Ratio
Result
Spitfire (0.18u) 100/200MHz FSB
Duron 600
100
6
OK
Duron 650
100
6.5
OK
Duron 700
100
7
OK
Duron 750
100
7.5
OK
Duron 800
100
8
OK
Duron 850
100
8.5
OK
Duron 900
100
9
OK
Duron 950
100
9.5
OK
Duron 1G
100
10
OK
Morgan (0.18u) 100/200MHz FSB
Duron 900
100
9
OK
Duron 950
100
9.5
OK
Duron 1G
100
10
OK
Duron 1.1G
100
11
OK
Duron 1.2G
100
12
OK
Duron 1.3G
100
13
OK
Thunderbird (0.18um) 100(133)/200(266)MHz FSB
Athlon (Thunderbird) 650
100
6.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 700
100
7
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 750
100
7.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 800
100
8
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 850
100
8.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 900
100
9
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 950
100
9.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1G
100
10
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1G
133
7.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.1G
100
11
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.13G
133
8.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.2G
100
12
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.2G
133
9
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.3G
100
13
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.33G
133
10
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4G
100
14
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4G
133
10.5
OK
Palomino (0.18u) 133/266MHz FSB
AthlonXP 1500+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1600+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1700+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1800+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1900+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2100+
133
Auto
OK
Thoroughbred (0.13u) 133/266MHz FSB
AthlonXP 1700+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1800+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1900+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2100+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2200+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2400+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2600+
133
Auto
OK

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