Summary: I bought this board because I had the exact same model go bad. The board is stable with Windows XP and 7. Down side with 7 is the AGP video card slot. Tried a couple of different cards and none performed very well under 7 when they did in XP.
Summary: MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Athlon 64 This is a great board for overclockers with the 939 Athlon processors. Bios is chocked full of goodies. Will support dual core Athlon 939 cpus. This is also the best board for AGP Video Card users.
Excerpt: Having read the other review available for this board i feel i would be better off complimenting it with some user experience than re-list the features this board supports. unpacking was a joy, this board was shipped in superior packing and came with everything you need to build it into your pc, IDE...
Excerpt: I plugged in all the stuff.....Turned it on *beep* beep* *beep*........................ 8 Hours later, found out my hard drive was broken. Replaced Hard Drive... *Bang* Up and Running. Has done for two months, without 1 single problem. Great product. Recommend it to any one.
Excerpt: The Socket 939 Athlon 64 processor is a fairly new technology, and has been available for about six months now. Many people are reluctant to upgrade, either because they have a good enough system already, or they cannot afford the jump to 939 pin technology.
Pros: Looks great, excellent features, very stable
Excerpt: Ich bin sehr froh dieses Mainboard mein nennen zu dürfen. Die Entscheidung zum kauf dieses MSI Boardes gab mir ein Freund der auf MSI schwört. Und er hatte recht .... Als Ich das mainboard aus seiner Ups verpackung hollte war ich kurz erstaunt.
Pros: Sicher Übertaktbar , MSI CoreCell chip , Stabil im Betrieb