Summary: i really do think that alot of problems people have with motherboards is using cheap power supplies. i have had many mb's with low ratings according to custumer reviews but mine have functioned great.
Pros: this has actually been one of the most if not the most reliable rock steady boards ever without a hint so far of showing degradation. i have used winxp, win7, ubuntu, kde, and mint. many of the different flavors of linux and always the board was good with them.
Cons: its too bad there are so many people that are unhappy with this board.
Summary: Guess what MSI, this board mysteriously died today. no warnings...and the power supply wasn't even plugged into anything...period..It worked perfectly for one measley week! If you're reading this MSI.
Cons: PLENTY!! MSI!! QUALITY CONTROL INVOLVING repairing or replacing motherboards!!!
Summary: Nothing else in my home had an electrical issue either. My psu powering this board was plugged into a monster brand power strip that i have been using for over 4 years issue free and NO..I have nothign else but pc, monitor and pc speaker system plugged into this power strip.
Pros: Basic functions worked. Using 1090t 6 core phenom amd cpu at 3.6ghz then went back to 3.2ghz stock, no voltage adjustments, 1:4 ram ratio with kingston hyper x ddr 3 1600mhz at that speed with all auto other settings
Cons: MSI RMA "LACKOF" service and communication! MSI CALL CENTER staff! MSI ...PERIOD! I'm going Asus or Asrock, gigabyte or others from now on. No real overclocking stability beyond 3.6ghz regardless of the settings I tried ( NO HELP from MSI ..their response was and I quote " sorry you're own your o...
Pros: Have had this board in my father's build since January 2010 and it's still going strong, with no "real" issues to report. Onboard video still works, though it's terribly outdated. Going to throw in a Radeon 6750 or low end 7xxx card to bring it more up to date.
Cons: RAID failed after several months. We thought it was a bad HDD, but the MOBO just wasn't stable in RAID.
Pros: Have not had any issues with this mobo. It unlocked my Phenom II x3 720 BE... but it was not stable. Easy over-clocking works great too. I like that it has HDMI onboard, didn't have to buy a separate card to watch HD video
I love this board, when it is working. Had to RMA 2 times SO FAR.
Kirk A., Newegg
7 December 2010
Summary: I wanted to like this board but since it keeps breaking I would avoid it.
Pros: This board is a great HTPC board which is how I am using and it was less expensive than the Gigabyte that I should have gotten.
Cons: I got a good deal on it but have since paid to RMA TWICE! The RMA process is easy and pretty fast but having to pay shipping 2 times makes this motherboard essentially cost more than a better (Gigabyte) motherboard. You'd think they would care that they sent me a bad board after I already had a b...
Summary: Never got the help I needed on that issue. I figured it out on my own from googling it. I just hope this board lasts as long as my k9a2 platinum (bought 2008) and the k8n neo platinum (bought 2004). Both are still running fine.
Pros: Had this since September and still going strong. M-Flash=fairly easy to back up and update bios, Use 1 usb for backup & 2nd usb for bios update( you DONT have to download any special usb formatting tool. Make sure usb drive you're using has no bad sectors or issues), Southbridge chipset never get...
Cons: 1. Maybe I'm missing very simple but I can't seem to figure exactly how to make the 4-phase system change how it uses power. It always shows 4 blue led lights on the mobo itself. 2. MSI'S SLOW and PITIFUL SUPPORT! They were once ( back in 2004 to 2007)quick & polite responders to any and all ques...
Summary: My opinion of MSI has forever been changed. I always viewed them as a more reputable brand, but I've never had this many issues with even the "bargain" brands like Foxconn, Jetway, and Biostar.
Pros: Good price. Nice onboard GPU/HDMI for an HTPC setup. I bought two of these. The one that's working has been working pretty well.
Cons: I bought two of these and the second board was bad. I had it for about 4 months during which time it was extremely unreliable, so I RMAed w/ MSI. It was relatively painless to RMA, but they just sent me someone elses bad board with bent jumper pins, gunk-covered back panel, and a northbridge heat...