20 Most Recent MSI K8N Neo3 Motherboard Questions & Answers

Yes, you just need to install it into the white Pci-E slot. It should work fine.

MSI K8N Neo3... | Answered on May 17, 2011

I don't know your experience level so if I'm to basic please don't take offense and if I not basic enough don't hesitate to ask for clarification. I've split this up into 3 parts; hardware, software and security.
First you should quit unplugging your computer to shut it off. If you don't have hardware problems already unplugging you computer while it's running is a good way to cause them.
Other than a physical problem with the CPU or motherboard you seem to have ruled out almost everything. If you haven't tried it yet try holding down your power button until the power supply shuts down (usually 10-30 seconds). If this doesn't work given what you've already tried you probably have a damaged CPU or motherboard or an incompatable power supply (any ATX supply should shut down).
If this does shut down your system your problem is more likely software related. There are several possibilities (all can cause the system to not turn off);
1) corrupted system files
2) corrupted system settings
3) malware (spyware, viruses, data miners, ect...)
4) hacked system (there are numerous possibilities here)
a) to get an idea if you've been hacked open system info in control panel, if your RAM is showing considerably less than what you have installed that's a strong sign you've been hacked.

I would recommend doing a new install of Windows, not a reinstall. Your problem could be corrupt settings and Windows may import your old setting with a reinstall. If you have a spare hard drive I'd do the install on it, this will allow you to save your data while you determine for certain if the problem is hardware or software related. If this doesn't solve your problem then your problem is (again) most likely hardware. If you determine it's hardware, you need either spare parts or expensive testers to determine your exact problem.
If a new install on another drive solves your problems you need to consider items 3 and 4 above. A new O.S. install should solve the problem for now but you need to consider your security options. You'll need a firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware. You should also set the password on your CMOS/BIOS. If you can use accounts with your version of Windows set up a (supervisor) maintenance account and a (limited) user account. Use passwords on these accounts, use the user account unless your actually doing system maintenance that requires superviser access, this will help limit the ability for others to make changes to your system.
Your passwords for your CMOS/BIOS and supervisors should be strong, at least 14 characters with upper and lower case letters and numbers if your system will allow it included special characters. Write these down and store them in a safe place, the only persons you should tell your passwords should be "me, myself and I".

MSI K8N Neo3... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010

Better to get a new power supply - they are only about $40

MSI K8N Neo3... | Answered on Apr 22, 2010

Try testing the memory modules 1 at a time to check for faults. Bluescreens are commonly caused by bad memory especially with XP.

MSI K8N Neo3... | Answered on Dec 11, 2009

You might need to install the sound driver. If its not apart of the motherboard, i.e. actually a seperate sound card plugged into a PCI or PCI-e slot you will have to go to the sound card manufactureres website and look for the model and then you will find the driver there.

If not Download belarc advisor from the link below. That will give you the manufacturer and motherboard model. Once you have that go to the manufacturers website and find your motherboard model. It will probably be in the support or downloads area. Once you find it all the motherboard drivers should be there


MSI K8N Neo3... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

How long do you wait before you determine it is locked up? Vista uses minimum graphics to facilitate a faster install. It may seem like nothing is going on when Vista is loading in the background. If it is locking up try a reinstall. Are you upgrading or going a new install?

MSI K8N Neo3... | Answered on Jan 05, 2009

Replace the memory, as this can give you a fault on it's own if not fitted. Reset the cmos by shorting the CLRCMOS jumper or the JBAT1 terminal on pins 2-3, then back to pins 1-2 on the mobo, and try again. If you can get in the cmos and set the time and date etc, yet you still get the beep there could be a processor problem, but if it freezes in the cmos set up then you will have bios chip fault, so take back the whole kit to your supplier, as he may wish to try it himself first before replacing.

MSI K8N Neo3... | Answered on Mar 26, 2007

Although I've got a different type of MSI but I have where the "official guys" say there should be: at the back of it, maybe you need to remove the battery and look there under "S/N: xxxxxxxx"

MSI Computers &... | Answered on May 11, 2019

that 1996 is not correct (its series name only)
MSI N1996 Motherboard P6NG Neo-Digital MS-7505
the bottom sticker on the mobo tells what it really is.

MSI motherboard, just bought ? used"?
ever see it work before.
did you go to msi.com and the manual on setups"?
are you using the onboard VGA port to a VGA monitor.
The monitor shows no signal means exactly that.
This motherboard has 1 power jacks, the big one 24 pins
and the 4pin at top left of the fan.
you must use PSU v2.2 or newer to get that 4 pin power.
covered on page 24 in your manual, here.

and CPU and fan, (correct)
and memory
and a power switch to the power switch jack.
next time post all stickers on mobo so we can see what it really is.
they made vast numbers of motherboards. a fact.

MSI Computers &... | Answered on Apr 12, 2019

Well, you could uninstall anything related to the sound device. If you can, I suggest using the sound driver provided by the manufacturer. Let me know how it went, thanks.

MSI Computers &... | Answered on Jan 26, 2019

Beeping mostly means it's trying to give an error code along. Listen to the amount of beeps and the duration of them. This is the error code that it tries to give on. Look up in the manual what the beeps mean and how to solve it.

MSI Computers &... | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


Need to replace the display flex ribbon cable to solve the flickering and color lines problem. This cable gets damage over the time of long usage.

MSI Computers &... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018

Add more RAM memory.

MSI Computers &... | Answered on Nov 10, 2018

No update will increase the speed.

MSI Computers &... | Answered on Nov 10, 2018

There may be drivers from the keyboard manufacturer that need to be loaded in Windows.

MSI Computers &... | Answered on Nov 01, 2018

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