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THE MSI MS-6167 ATHLON MOTHERBOARD
Last updated: 3/6/2001

BOTTOM LINE.  This is an expensive motherboard. The street price was about $185 when I bought it.  With the notable exceptions of hardware monitoring and more cache', I would say it is worth every penny of it if your are going to purchase a high-end Athlon CPU.  It has it where it counts: stability and performance.

Larry

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MSI MS-6167 MOTHERBOARD SPECIFICATIONS
(E-Mailed to me by MSI)

Last updated: 11/23/99

MS-6167
Supports AMD® K7 Processor with 3DNOW!TM Technology

CPU
Slot A for AMD® AthlonTM processor.
Support 500MHz or higher processor

Chipset
AMD® Irongate chipset. (Northbridge)
- 200MHz EV6 System Interface speed
- 100MHz SDRAM
- 1x/2x AGp
- Status - Silicon currently in bring-up
AMD® 756TM (Viper) chipset. (Southbridge)
- OHCI USB
- APIC
- ACPI Power Management

Front Side Bus (FSB)
100MHz clock is supported. (200MHz Internal System Bus)

Main Memory
Supports three memory banks using three 168-pin unbuffered DIMM sockets.
Supports a maximum memory size of 768MB for SDRAM.
Supports 3.3v PC100 SDRAM DIMM.

Slots
One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) slot.
- AGP specification compliant
- AGP 66/133MHz 3.3v device support
Five 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots and two 16-bit ISA bus slots (wherein one PCI/ISA is shared) 
Supports 3.3v/5v PCI bus Interface.

On-Board IDE
An IDE controller on the AMD® 756TM Viper chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIOand Ultra DMA/66 operation modes.
Can connect up to four IDE devices.

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 supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 4 USB ports
- 1 IrDA connector for SIR.
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
ATX Form Factor: 30.5cm x 19.2cm x 6 layers PCB 

Mounting
6 mounting holes.

Special Features:
Microsoft® PC97/PC98 Compliant
ATX Form Factor
Support Accelerated Graphic Port (AGP) Add-In Card 
PC Alert System Hardware Monitor 
Support DMI   (Desktop Management Interface) through BIOS
TCAV (Build-in BIOS Anti-Virus)
TOP Tech. (Thermal Overheat Protection Technology)
LAN Wake Up Function
Modem (Internal/External) Ring Wake Up Function
Safe BIOS
Onboard Diagnostic LED (reserved)

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