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MSI 880GM-E43
6.3 out of 10

MSI 880GM-E43

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Overall 8

User Review

Angela D., Newegg
14 August 2013
  • Pros: Does what I need it to do. It's blue and black.
  • Cons: I'm having trouble with the ram slots recently, half of them don't appear to work properly anymore.
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Overall 10

Doing the job.

Bradford N., Newegg
25 August 2012
  • Summary: AMD Phenom II X4 965 G.SKILL ECO Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5770 1GB COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600
  • Pros: I have been running this board 24/7 for close to 2 years in one of my systems, and not one issue yet!
  • Cons: Only one, wish it had optical audio out.
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Overall 6

HT Link problems

Kyle P., Newegg
29 January 2012
  • Summary: Good price but buying this motherboard is hit or miss. Bought the extended warranty for another year because it could fail. Motherboard has stability problems with no overclocking.
  • Pros: Works well when it works. Good price. Overclockable, but I had problems just getting it to stay stable for games.
  • Cons: Occasionally the HT Link speed will exceed the north bridge frequency causing lockups. This happens when it is under load and during games after about 5 minutes. Underclocking your HT Link increases stability. I recommend underclocking it to 1800 or even 1600 mhz. Also has issues with the usb per...
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Overall 10


Jacob V., Newegg
11 January 2012
  • Summary: Really nice motherboard have 2 of them love them both and have never had any problems with them
  • Pros: Built in graphics aren't to bad, OC Genine IS THE BEST! sturdy, plent of usb and sata ports
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Nice for the price

Nicola Y., Newegg
11 January 2012
  • Summary: Again, a great board for my mid-range standards. I've yet to utilize the OC Genie.
  • Pros: Decent price for a decent board. No major problems as of yet, and handles my mid-range computer. AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2 GHz EVGA GTX 460 Superclocked CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W 2x 4 Gigs of DDR3 1333 Ram
  • Cons: Had a sudden reboot shortly after turning on my PC, but I don't know if that's the boards fault or something else. Hasn't happened anymore, hopefully it won't.
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Overall 2

A disappointment

adam r., Newegg
1 January 2012
  • Summary: A few years ago I purchased an MSI board that had some issues, so I swore them off... I thought I would give them another try recently since the specs and price seemed like a good dea for this boardl. My mistake. The board sort of worked at first: all but two of the USB ports did not work...
  • Pros: !=
  • Cons: failed
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Overall 10

Great Board

Otis G., Newegg
18 December 2011
  • Summary: Specs: AMD Athlon II x3 455 Rana 3.3ghz unlocked to Phenom II x4 B55 Corsair 1333 DDR 3 Ram 8gigs (2x4gig) MSI 880Gm e43 Micro ATX HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 600W PSU Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler Win 7 64 bit Retail
  • Pros: Installed perfectly, booted properly first time. I have a Athlon II x3 455 Rana chip and it unlocked perfectly. Not only that but it's stable and cool with my Hyper 212+ As far as the sleep issues I have read about, you need to go in Bios, and change from S1 to S3, and it will sleep the whole com...
  • Cons: I am now wishing I would have gone with a full size board, but if you don't need Crossfire, this is the board for you.
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Overall 10

Great little board

Scott T., Newegg
9 December 2011
  • Pros: bought second board 2 months ago for my fathers rig, have had mine for about a year have had 0 problems with either. Running a phenom2 955,evga560ti,8gigs of Adata gaming 1600,and a xigmatic loki and would recommend all great working combo. 3dMark 06 with all stock settings out of box was 16962. ...
  • Cons: none i have found
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Overall 4

Was good

Cory C., Newegg
27 November 2011
  • Summary: im unhappy with my mis product and currently awaiting a response from MSI Tech. Support. i may switch back to ASUS, i had good experiences with their products
  • Pros: 6 Core support
  • Cons: MSI live update 5 had me download a bois update, my computer restarted and now i have a black screen and nothing happens
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Overall 2

Bad Board

Kevin K., Newegg
9 November 2011
  • Pros: Works good when it does.
  • Cons: Board only works for a couple of months then stops working. Have gone through 3 RMA's since Jan 2011. Also memory sockets too close to CPU socket, certain CPU fans will cover ram slots making 2 of the sockets unusable.
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