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MSI E350IA-E45
6.7 out of 10

MSI E350IA-E45

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Reviews and Problems with MSI E350IA-E45

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Overall 2
2.0

Not working / MSI DOES NOT STAND BEHIND PRODUCT / Tegra Tech came through though (rating is for product, not vendor)

WTY "WTY", Amazon
6 January 2014
  • Summary: Onboard spdif (coax & optical), along with sysfan header did not work. Went back and forth with MSI, as paperwork included with mobo from Tegra Tech indicated the 90 refurbish warranty was through MSI.
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Overall 2
2.0

Decent When It Runs -- But Do Not Flash BIOS

Jerry Z., Newegg
29 November 2013
  • Pros: Good board for low-end computing + multimedia.
  • Cons: If you try to update the BIOS via build-in flashing utility, chances are that your board will be bricked. It a bit strange but apart from official method (Windows only and with good chance of failure) of flashing, the company sponsored user forum has end-user methodology that boasts to be less pr...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

pantenor, Amazon
15 October 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Home file server yes, HTPC no.

Lee, Amazon
16 June 2012
  • Summary: This is a great board if you want it for a home file server. If you are looking for an HTPC board, look else where. The graphics just can't keep up. I have tried in Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, Windows 7 and 8. No dice, on any of them.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible

Anonymous, Newegg
14 April 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this while i was in afghanistan and had it shipped home. I got back only to have it work maybe 2 times then it just does nothing when its powered on. This happens every time I and MSI product. STEER CLEAR OF THIS PS ... would prefer to give 0 eggs but your required to give atleast 1
  • Pros: great when it works
  • Cons: barely works, intermittent at best
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Overall 10
10

Good little mobo

Timothy F., Newegg
25 March 2012
  • Summary: Pretty good mobo and worth it with a $40 MIR.
  • Pros: Nice, fast little motherboard. Not blazing speed, but what did you expect?
  • Cons: Didn't seem to want to recognize a USB optical drive, so I couldn't use CD/DVDs to install my OS. Could have installed new firmware using a flash drive, which might have solved the problem, but I just installed Linux using an installer from a flash drive instead.
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Overall 10
10

always wanted one

Sizzler T., Newegg
11 March 2012
  • Summary: it was a build for my three year old who plays on the internet and watches videos and educational stuff. i bought it somewhere else for cheap without the rebate.
  • Pros: small, very small. HDMI. Great Graphics and an upgrade slot for a discrete graphics card later. MSI Quality. Low power dual core. somewhat quiet.
  • Cons: need to overclock memory to use DDR3 1333 memory. can't overclock APU, what come on the board is what you are stuck with.
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Overall 10
10

Running perfect

Kenneth H., Newegg
2 February 2012
  • Pros: Works! Very fast for what you get. I am running Ubuntu on this machine and it runs at a rate of 40-60% at all times. This is only because Ubuntu is known for high graphic usage and CPU usage. I use this computer for music streaming via Spotify. No complaints.
  • Cons: No cons. Works just fine!
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Overall 6
6.0

3TB Support/Win 7 32-bit?

Anonymous, Newegg
17 December 2011
  • Pros: Is 3TB Hard drive supported by this mobo on Win 7 32-bit?
  • Cons: non
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect

Edward H., Newegg
14 October 2011
  • Summary: This is a good board if you know its limitations, but not quite enough horsepower to run WMC the way I like. I may RMA for a mini-ITX FM1 board. My setup MSI E350IA-E45 AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, dual core) AMD Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo Antec ISK 300-65 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel...
  • Pros: Nice board with lots of options. Runs quiet and stable. Runs Win764 quite well for internet surfing and most Windows Media Center functions. Plays DVD's, HD videos, and most HD cable channels OK. Will run a RAID (I haven't tried yet). Low power.
  • Cons: I use this rig for couch web surfing and watching TV on Windows Media Center. Most of my HD channels work fine with WMC set to 1080P, but for a few stutter unless I set resolution to 720p. Network streaming anthing over 720P gets stutters and flashing. System becomes very sluggish when playing HD...
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