H61M-P21 (B3)

Overview

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OC Genie II

Just press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu, the CPU performance (P67 series) or the 3D performance of iGPU (H67 series) will be highly improved. Whether users want to watch a high bit-rate HD movie or go online gaming, both can be enjoyed with image performance that is smoother and lag-free!




Features
- Exclusive OC Genie detect hardware configuration
- Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory or iGPU
- Increase overall system performance in 1 second

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B3 Stepping Ready

To fix Intel’s 6 Series chipset design error, the SATA problems in its 6 Series chipset, MSI implements the latest Intel B3 Stepping 6 Series chipset on its P67/H67 motherboards for fixing SATA problems in the Intel Series 6 chipsets. Consumers can now identify the latest MSI P67/H67 motherboards equipped with the Intel B3 Stepping chipset with the MSI B3 Stepping Ready logo. This provides a more confident way to identify your next-generation P67/H67 motherboard.

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Winki 3

Winki 3 is a free Linux-based O/S which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast  booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.

Features
- User friendly & totally free applications
- Power on to run applications in 25 seconds
- Multi-language interface support

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M-Flash

Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
- Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

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i-Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected.  The MSI i-Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the i-Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Features
- Automatically Detect & Charge Your Smart Phone or Tablet
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit

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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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All Solid Capacitors on PWM

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product’s power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality’s improvement,

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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OC Genie II

Just press the OC Genie button or enable OC Genie II function in BIOS menu, the CPU performance (P67 series) or the 3D performance of iGPU (H67 series) will be highly improved. Whether users want to watch a high bit-rate HD movie or go online gaming, both can be enjoyed with image performance that is smoother and lag-free!




Features
- Exclusive OC Genie detect hardware configuration
- Intelligently auto set clock/voltage of CPU and memory or iGPU
- Increase overall system performance in 1 second

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B3 Stepping Ready

To fix Intel’s 6 Series chipset design error, the SATA problems in its 6 Series chipset, MSI implements the latest Intel B3 Stepping 6 Series chipset on its P67/H67 motherboards for fixing SATA problems in the Intel Series 6 chipsets. Consumers can now identify the latest MSI P67/H67 motherboards equipped with the Intel B3 Stepping chipset with the MSI B3 Stepping Ready logo. This provides a more confident way to identify your next-generation P67/H67 motherboard.

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Winki 3

Winki 3 is a free Linux-based O/S which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast  booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.

Features
- User friendly & totally free applications
- Power on to run applications in 25 seconds
- Multi-language interface support

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M-Flash

Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
- Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

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i-Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected.  The MSI i-Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the i-Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Features
- Automatically Detect & Charge Your Smart Phone or Tablet
- Support Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32Bit

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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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All Solid Capacitors on PWM

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product’s power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality’s improvement,

Basic Specification

CPU (Max Support) i3/i5/i7
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus 100MHz
Chipset Intel® H61 (B3)
DDR3 Memory DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 2
Max Memory (GB) 16
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen2 (1x16)
PCI-Ex1 3
SATAII 4
LAN 10/100*1
TPM 1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 3
Serial ports (Rear) 1
Parallel ports (Rear) 1
VGA 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 1024
DirectX DX10.1
Form Factor M-ATX

 

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

 

Detail Specification

 


CPU 

• Supports Intel® Sandy Bridge processors in LGA1155 package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® H61 (B3) Chipset
 


Main Memory

• Supports two unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333 DRAM, 16GB Max
- Supports Dual channel mode
 


Slots

• 1 PCI Express gen2 x16 slot
• 3 PCI Express gen2 x1 slots
 


On-Board SATA

SATAII controller integrated in Intel® H61 (B3) chipset
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports four SATAII ports (SATA1~4) by H61 (B3) PCH
 


Audio 

• Chipset integrated by VIA® VT1708S
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec
 


LAN 

• Supports one PCI Express LAN 10/100 Fast Ethernet by Atheros AR8152.
 


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 
- CPU x 1 / System x 2 FAN connectors
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 1 x chasis intrusion connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x SPDIF-out connector
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
 


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x Parallel port
- 1 x Serial port 
- 1 x Graphics Card port
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
- 1 x 3 in 1 audio jack

MSI Reminds You...
• VGA port can only work with CPUs with GPUs core inside.

 


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

• 24.5cm(L) x 20.5cm(W) M-ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 6 mounting holes.
 

 

 

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

 

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BIOS

!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 - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update onboard Realtek LAN driver.
- Enhanced PCI-E display card performance.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 19.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-01-09
Download download File Size 5.65 MB
Note *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
Description - Update M-Flash module for ME update.
- Update USB module.
- Update onboard VBIOS.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 19.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-09-17
Download download File Size 5.61 MB
Note *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
Description - Update BIOS for IvyBridge 22nm CPU.
Version 19.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-05-15
Download download File Size 5.6 MB
Note *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
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update RAID option ROM.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-01-13
Download download File Size 1.92 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Add smart fan Linear mode.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-12-01
Download download File Size 1.92 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update M-Flash module.
Version 17.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-07-27
Download download File Size 1.86 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro Code.
- Update M-Flash module.
- Improved memory compatibility.
Version 17.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-06-14
Download download File Size 1.86 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Improved memory compatibility.
- Improved gaming USB mouse compatibility.
Version 17.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-04-11
Download download File Size 1.93 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description New BIOS Release
Version 17.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-03-14
Download download File Size 1.92 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

Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64

!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.
VIA HD Audio Codec
Description
Version 6.0.10.1200
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2013-10-18
OS Win8 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 141.88 MB
Note
Intel VGA Driver.
Description VGA Driver
Version 9.17.10.2867
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2013-08-19
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64
Download download File Size 245.44 MB
Note
Intel VGA Driver.
Description
Version 6.14.10.5400
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2013-06-25
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 53.11 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Start Technology Driver for 6x Series
Description
Version 1.0.0.1015
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2012-04-26
OS Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 2.09 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 10.5.0.1027
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-11-21
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 11.9 MB
Note
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Floppy Driver (F6)
Description Intel Rapid Storage Technology for SATA RAID and AHCI mode.
Version 10.5.0.1027
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2011-08-22
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 0.58 MB
Note
VIA HD Audio Codec
Description XP/Vista/Win7: v9700b
Version 6.0.1.9700
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2011-07-19
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 96.62 MB
Note
VIA HD Audio Codec (For front panel AC'97)
Description XP/Vista/Win7: v8800b
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2010-12-14
OS Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 63.63 MB
Note
Atheros Network Drivers
Description Atheros Lan Driver
Version 2.1.0.5
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2012-10-18
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 5.57 MB
Note
Intel Chipset Driver.
Description
Version 9.3.0.1021
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2013-10-14
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 2.69 MB
Note
TPM Device Driver
Description Intel Trusted Platform chipset driver
XP: 2.00.0000.00
Version 2.01.0001.00
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-11-14
OS XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 0.06 MB
Note
Intel Management Engine Driver
Description
Version 7.1.52.1176
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2012-08-30
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 4.4 MB
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Utility

Win8 32,Win8 64,Win7 32,Win7 64,Vista 32,Vista 64,XP 32,XP 64

!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.
Live Update 5
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.114
Type Utility Release Date 2014-02-20
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
Note
Super Charger (W8)
Description Provide charging function for iPad
Version 1.2.022
Type Utility Release Date 2013-12-05
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 3.18 MB
Note
Control Center
Description 1. utility for msi products to overclock & greenpower
2. note:need install Intel ME driver to enable CPU overclock
Version 2.5.060
Type Utility Release Date 2013-10-23
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64, Vista 32, Vista 64, XP 32, XP 64
Download download File Size 24.75 MB
Note
Intel Turbo Boost Monitor (W8)
Description Intel Turbo Boost Monitor Utility
Version 2.6.2.0
Type Utility Release Date 2012-08-30
OS Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 32, Win7 64
Download download File Size 22.01 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
3.2 English 6.77 MB download 2011-02-24

Quick Guide

\"!\"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.

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
1.5 English 5.85 MB download 2012-03-09

Test Report

CPU Support

Sales Inquiry

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