MSI Support > K8MM-V mobo > Main Support page,
Click on the (Bad) photo of the motherboard.
Also, for the Motherboard Manual;http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8MM-V.html
Hover your mouse cursor on the Download tab.
(Overview / Specification / Download / Support / etc)
In the drop down list click on -> Manual
Under the subheading -> Download, click on the blue ->
Click on the blue -> Download 1
A small window will come up -
Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of - Save File.
If not; left-click in the empty circle to the left of - Save File.
Now go below in the small window, and click on - OK.
A small download window will come up.
Allow the file to download all the way, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.
In the next small window go to the far left, and click on -
Extract all files.
At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on -
Next, Next, and Finish.
In the last window DOUBLE-click right on the file name. (It is next to the red Adobe PDF icon)
There is your motherboard manual.
The answer is NO.
There is NO Firewire 1394a header on the motherboard.
If you desire Firewire (1394a), and have an open white PCI slot, then suggest using a PCI Firewire adapter card,
(Full name. Short? PCI Firewire card)
For additional questions please post in a Comment.