All times are GMT Since the recommendations on this site are time-sensitive, the recommendation for you when you build your own computer is to always double check the motherboard reviews to find the best motherboard for your needs: This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the board. I think this was a very good decision by MSI, both from a manufacturing and sales standpoint. Mine are labeled 1,2 and 5,6. I contacted the MSI support.

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Home Help Search Login Register. BIOS version is outdated a bit, but i’m leaving update as a last resort i’m afraid to kill mb ver.

I can’t get help from any german forum for this awful problem: Win 7 Pro 64bit. As you start to approach the limits of the board, it will begin to trail off, which helps to prevent you from over overclocking. The DIMM module slots’ color coordination is not correct for dual channel setup based upon the premise of beo2 DIMMs in the same colored slots for dual-channel operation.

Included with the board are the bare minimum cables needed for setup, but this is to be expected in a budget board. The stock timings were pretty aggressive so I loosened them and it ran without problems.

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I installed windows 7 x64 with bios-activated ahci. It was easy to our install our power cable but difficult to remove. The 8-pin ATX power connector is located in between the heatpipe system. Quality construction based on an excellent board MSI Platinum Overclocks very well and offers great price to performance ratio Low cost Nice heat pipe design for north and south bridge Cons: We also installed several aftermarket Socket cooling solutions such as the Tuniq and Thermalright Ultra eXtreme during our overclocking tests without a problem.


Some BIOS voltage options missing All computer components are being updated, upgraded and replaced on an ongoing basis usually at least once a year.

I got to the select installation location screen, and I was faced with this error: Please can anyone owning a Rev. Share Computer Hardware Basics. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide no2 of tips and tricks.

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MSI devised a new heatpipe system for this series of boards to replace the rollercoaster version on the Platinum boards. Personally, we prefer the standard debug displays, but for the price we can’t really complain. Around the CPU socket, we find an mei amount of room for the majority of cooling solutions.

Read our Privacy Policy. Installing memory modules with a p3 size video card placed in the first PCI Express x16 slot was not a problem. Then me, being the idiot I am, decided that I MSI continues to use this coordination scheme, for reasons unknown.


However, the P35 Neo2-FR all of a sudden crept up on the other 2 big board makers. SO that would suggest that the rear esata would be on channel 2 and 3. Computer starts, OS boots up. Just got on my computer after a while and when booting up, at the post screen, it says AHCI device 1 support failed.

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Otherwise, we are going to continue to deduct points from manufacturers in this area. The Neo2-FR board features a high quality four-phase voltage regulator system that provided excellent stability throughout testing. Guides and more Go We found the positioning of the four purple ICH9R SATA ports to be excellent when utilizing the expansion slots, as they are out of the way of longer cards.

Mine are labeled 1,2 and 5,6. A 4-pin 12V Molex connector is to the left of the first PCI Express x16 slot for CrossFire operation; MSI also recommends using the additional power connection if all of the expansion slots are populated.