Summary: Board was running with a slightly older tech Athlon X2 5200+, 2GB of DDR2 800, an Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB which was all it needed for basic desktop use. On newer boards I go with all solid caps and other signs of quality. There is nothing more annoying than dis-functional hardware.
Pros: Board worked good in general use desktop for 2 years it was reasonably priced as it wasn't the lastest tech. I was going for quality and the solid caps on PWM as the previous board failed due to bad caps. This board has pretty decent features for an AM2+.
Cons: very disapointing the NB/GPU started to fail after only 2 years. System started locking up hard. Of course I had to go through the huge hassle of testing all other system hardware fully to find everything else was good. Removing my Nvidia GPU and testing the the internal graphics showed NB/GPU to...
Pros: -Small form factor. -Upgrades to hardware still available and affordable -Supports core unlocking and the BIOS layout and overclocking control is top notch for the price.
Cons: - Small form factor means limited use of PCI ports if you decide to use a graphics card that takes up more than one slots space with its heatsink (in my case an EVGA NVidia GTX560. - MSI's LiveUpdate client is unreliable and unpolished. - If a RAM or some CPU overclocking attempt fails to POST it...
Summary: im on my fourth board, i would go with a different brand but i have a warrenty with MSI. i purchased one of these boards from a local computer store in october 2010. it functioned perfectly untill december 2011 when it unexpectidly died in the middle of a game.
Pros: very nice board when it works 3 year MSI warrenty
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.
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)...
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.