Motherboard Needed

  denali 09:40 18 Jul 2006

I have spent two days surfing for this M/B. It is only 2 years a 5months old but I cannot find one anywhere. Get plenty of links but lead nowhere. Any M/B expert out there who can advise me what I could use as a substitute.? Many thanks.

The MS-6743 is based on Intel Springdale-G/PE and Intel ICH5 chipsets for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Intel Pentium 4 processor in the 478-pin package, MS-6743 delivers a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.
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Product Type Mainboard
Form Factor Micro ATX
Width 24.5 cm
Depth 24.5 cm
Compatible Processors Pentium 4
Processor Socket Socket 478
Chipset Type Intel 865G
Max Bus Speed 800 MHz
Storage Controller ATA-100, Serial ATA-150
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Installed Qty (Max Supported) 0 ( 1 )
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Supported RAM Technology DDR SDRAM
RAM Installed ( Max ) 0 MB / 4 GB (max)
Supported RAM Speed PC2100, PC2700, PC3200
RAM Features Unbuffered, two DDR channels
Top of PageVideo
Graphics Controller AGP 8x - Intel 865G
Video Memory Shared Video Memory (UMA)
Top of PageAudio
Audio Output Sound card
Signal Processor Intel 865G
Audio Codec CMI9739A
Sound Output Mode 5.1 channel surround
Compliant Standards AC '97
Top of PageTelecom / Networking
Networking Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Top of PageFeatures
BIOS Features ACPI support, APM support, DMI support, Hyper-Threading Technology
Top of PageExpansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 4 ( 4 ) x memory ( 2.5 V ) - DIMM 184-PIN
1 ( 1 ) x processor - Socket 478
1 ( 1 ) x AGP 8x ( 1.5 V/ 0.8 V )
3 ( 3 ) x PCI ( 3.3 V/ 5 V )
1 ( 1 ) x CNR
Storage Interfaces Serial ATA-150 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA
ATA-100 - connector(s): 2 x 40pin IDC
Top of PageMiscellaneous
Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Fuzzy Logic 4, MSI i-Speeder, MSI Live Update, PC Alert
Compliant Standards ACPI
Tips about MSI 865GM2-LS on the web

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  ed-0 10:46 18 Jul 2006

Your board click here

Check the spec's of this one. click here

Unfortunatley 478 boards are a bit thin on the ground.

  ed-0 10:50 18 Jul 2006

Oh sorry, here is a list of cpu's the asrock board supports. click here

Forgot to add it to the last post.;-(

  denali 11:02 18 Jul 2006

ed-0. Thank you for the ASRock link. Would any of these M/b's act as a substitute for mine.?

  ed-0 12:08 18 Jul 2006

Should do. You need to check each one's specs.


yours 24.5cm X 24.5cm. ASrock 24.4cm X 19.8cm.

So it will fit your case.


You don't mention your cpu or have I missed it? But the list for the ASRock board shows it goes upto a 3.4 prescott 800Mhz with 1mb cache. I would think your cpu fits into the acceptable list of cpu's. Make sure you check. click here


The old motherboard takes DDR 400/333/266 and has 4 dimm sockets with a maximum of 4GB of memory. The ASRock board takes the same type of memory but just has 2 dimm sockets with a maximum of 2GB of memory.

So if you just use 2 sticks of memory, the ASrock board will be fine.

AGP graphics slot

Both have a 4X and 8X graphics slot. The ASrock also has integraded graphics that can be disabled, so you can use the AGP slot.

IDE and SATA connectors.

Both have 2 of each.

PCI slots

Both have

  ed-0 12:12 18 Jul 2006


PCI slots

Both have 3 slots


Both have


usb 2.0

5.1 channel sound.

So If the cpu fits and you have two or less sticks of memory. This board should fit what your'e looking for.

Hope this helps.

  denali 12:26 18 Jul 2006

ed-0 You are an absolute gem. That sounds perfect. I have someone to install it for me and shall order it. Bit annoyed really. My daughters PC, only just over two years old and the M/B just blew. (I saw the scorch marks). Thank you very much for your help.

  keef66 13:43 18 Jul 2006

You'll be pleased to hear that my Googling came up with the same board, but from a different supplier, which was £10 dearer. Nice one Ed.

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