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MSI K8N SLI Motherboard

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard

Specification MSI K8N SLI Motherboard:

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard support CPU

• Supports Socket 939 for AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64 processor
• Supports up to 4800+ or higher CPU

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard Chipset

• NVIDIA® nForce4 SLI Chipset
- HyperTransport link to the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core/Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX CPU
- HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)
- Supports 2 PCI Express x16/x1 interface
- Two independent SATA controllers, for four drives
- Dual Fast ATA-133 IDE controllers
- Supports high-speed USB2.0 ports
- IEEE 802.3 NVIDIA MAC for 1000BASE-T

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard Main Memory

• Supports dual channel DDR 266/333/400, using four 184-pin DDR DIMMs.
• Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB.
• Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM.

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard Slots

• Two PCI Express x16 slot (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant) Normal mode Primary PCI-E slot is compatible with PCI Express x 16
Secondary PCI-E slot is compatible with PCI Express x 1
SLI mode Primary PCI-E slot is compatible with PCI Express x 8
Secondary PCI-E slot is compatible with PCI Express x 8
• Two PCI Express x1 slots (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Three 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots, including one orange slot which supports 2 master for
MSI special PCI function card (ex. wireless LAN and bluetooth combo card)
- support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard On-Board IDE

• An IDE controller on the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO,
Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.
- Can connect up to 4 IDE devices.

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard On-Board SATA

• Two independent SATA controllers on the NVIDIA® nForce4 SLI chipset.
- NV RAID supports 4 SATA II ports with up to 300MB/s transfer rate.

NV RAID (Software)
• Supports up to 4 SATA + 4 ATA133 Hard drives
- RAID 0 or 1, 0+1, JBOD is supported
- RAID function available for ATA133 + SATA HD drives or 4 SATA HD

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard Audio

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

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard LAN

• LAN supports 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by nForce4 SLI

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard IEEE1394

• VIA 6307 chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, front x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-pin power connector
- ATX 4-pin VGA power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU / System x 2 / NB FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Clear CMOS button
- IrDA infrared module header
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- D-Bracket2 connector
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 ports
- 3 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 6 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATA connectors
- 2 x ATA133 HD connectors

MSI Reminds You...
• All power connectors, ATX1 (24 Pin) & JPW1 (4 Pin, for CPU Power) & PCIE_PW1 (4 pin, for PCI-E VGA) must be attached to this model to ensure operation of the Mainboard.
• A Power Supply of 450 watts, or above, is highly recommended for system stability.
• ATX 12V power connection should be 20A or greater.

MSI K8N SLI Motherboard Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x Parallel port
- 1 x Serial port (COM 1)
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF out
- 1 x IEEE1394 Port
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack (S/SPDIF out)
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack


• 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


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


• 9 mounting holes

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