Summary: I bought this item about 6 months ago didn't have everything ready when i initially bought it so after about a month i begin to build the rig it ran for maybe 2 months and the PCI port went bad so i sent it back to MSI. I got a NEW board back and put it in and could not get the rig to run at all. Sent it back again and it still would not start. i ordered a new mobo and cpu and ive been fine ever sense. Neddless to say the old on is in my scrap pile.
Summary: I use these motherboards to build workstations for radio stations. They always work out of the box. Not even sure if they are available anymore but I still use them. I would recommend them if you are building medium use computers. Not sure if they are a good choice for gaming. They work perfect for me.
Summary: This motherboard I made a purchased while back for my brother, already had other parts waitting, had an intel dual E5200, with 1 GB of ram and 9500 GT pair up. System is running smoothly, I will buy him more ram and maybe in the future bigger graphics card. The system worked without me doing anything, quick boots, everything is working as normal, have been running the system for hours and still no problems.
Summary: since i bought this item, the lifetime was stop and now its not working the motherboard and i cannot use now, when am used it is good in running condition but the lifetime its very short, thanks! can i throw or what? can you advise me to what i should do?
Summary: I have this motherboard residing in a old "generic computer" case. I bricked the old motherboard that I owned (a part of that "generic computer"). I thought I had bricked this one too. Turned out that I just hadn't seated the memory properly in the sockets provided. (took me three months to figure that out.) Just goes to show you how capricious computer components and there placement can be. This motherboard is running great. Glad that I bought it.
Summary: I was slightly hesitant to buy this board. More so after my last MSI board died after just one year, yet other boards I've bought in the past are still running strong anyway! So far, I haven't had TOO many problems. Other than the onboard video going crazy and causing massive issues come start up. Which seems to be fixed now that I've updated the drivers for the MoBo.
Summary: I have to say, at the price this motherboard is, it can't be beat for an average run of the mill home pc. has built in graphics for simplicity, and slightly better features than a production computer. However don't expect a hardcore gaming rig to be based on this board.
Summary: This board replaced a MSI G31 that was run at 150% for 2 years. This board dropped in easy and all the connectors are the same. Vista did NOT require a re-install but did require me to authenticate the software again. The board runs a little better than the G31 v2 ran and the audio is much better. I did not have to re-install anything on this board because it all worked the first time it was assembled. Great QC MSI!
Summary: I'd never replaced a mobo before, so was not sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Used this with quad core and result is good. It replaced Asus board which failed after a little more than a year. Anyway, it's up and running for about 2 weeks now & seems to be very stable, with easy to use bios settings. Documentation is not much help, but fortunately it was all pretty much plug and play, just made a few tweaks for drives and fan in bios and it's running well.