Summary: This motherboard is a little bit mislabeled. It does support AM3 processors. However this board uses DDR2 memory and although AM3 processors can step down to that, they natively run on DDR3, which this doesn't support. However, since it does use DDR2 it is also compatible with the older AM2 (up to DDR2 800mhz)and AM2+ (up to DDR2 1066mhz) processors.
Summary: I'm very satisfied with this product, it came in a timely manner. I installed it that same day, working well ever since. To no surprise of mine, this is my third MSI mobo. I haven't had a problem with one yet, (at least not factory)....lolol Had one over heat on me, (my fault), the other one i just plain blew up.....lolol. Had to replace it with this one, no need to re-install drivers or anything. Plug-n-Play. Totally happy.
Summary: I bought this board because I already have one and I love it. I had alot more difficulty with this one than the first one I installed.I couldn't get it to start up and I was getting pretty irritated. I then started checking out the board more closely and found a bent pin on one of the eide ports on the board. I was able to straighten it out without breaking anything and retried it. Computer came right up and has made my big flat screen tv internet accessable for months.
Summary: This arrived and the usb did not function,I contacted MSI and they had me jump through hoops suggesting it was my memory,power supply etc by the time I was completely upset and just wanted my money back Amazon said it was too late for a return and when I asked MSI to ship me a replacement and use my credit card to insure they would receiver there broken board back they did nothing to help me ,I will throw this in the garbage and take the loss .
Summary: This mobo was very easy to install. I cant comment on included disk because i never use them-you always want the latest drivers. This mobo is surprisingly fast, my old 800mhz ram scored a 7.4 in win7 wei. The first one i bought i put into my watercooled htpc and overclocked the IGP by 100%(max i could go)saw 94% performance gain scoring a 5.4 win7 wei in gaming.
Summary: I just cannot believe Amazon's Bean counters can do this :- Over the last 8 months I have purchased FOUR Mother boards only ONE worked and that was a Biostar P4M900-M4 which I am using now. TWO were Asus M4A785-M 0ne in January 15th 2011 It did not work!!(see my Write UP for Asus M4A785-m) The other was on march 10 2011 IT did not work and was returned to Amazon.com, I then ordered a MSI 785GTM-E45 low and Behold It did not WORK!!