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MSI K9A2 Platinum
4.8 out of 10

MSI K9A2 Platinum

One of the newest boards to use AMD’s 790FX chipset for the Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Investment

bryce h., Newegg
19 December 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Trouble free and cheap!

Anonymous, Newegg
1 June 2009
  • Pros: Easy to install, plenty of space. No memory issues, really good manual.
  • Cons: I couldn't get the 5.1 audio to run on my home theater, i dont know if its an issue with the motherboard or the audio system. the optic audioo out broke off, the motherboard kept working anyway. Just be careful
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
28 May 2009
  • Summary: It annoys you that "No RAID array was found." every time you start your computer till you either start a RAID or turn off the RAID card in BIOS. Its a quick and simple fix or just ignore it if you don't mind it taking 5seconds of your time on start up.
  • Pros: Yet another one of those objects that are never really noticed inside the computer and I can't think of really anything to put in the pros area, theirs not a single thing wrong with it, its just never done anything 'special'. Though I will say with the heat pipes it looks beautiful through the si...
  • Cons: No cons, its done its job from day one and not a single flaw. I had a older flash drive that if left plugged in when the bios was starting it got to "Scanning for USB devices..." and never went on. What happened with that I'm not sure and it only did it 2 times, but just to be safe and I needed a...
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Motherboard

Jarrod B., Newegg
15 May 2009
  • Pros: Works!
  • Cons: The control MSI control center software that came with the board crashed whenever I ran it. I tried the latest version from the MSI website with the same results. I have read about many other users experiencing the same problem. I would not reccomend using it. The Live BIOS update system scares m...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
9 April 2009
  • Summary: The PCI-E slot positions are the only horrid thing about this, otherwise it rocks.
  • Pros: 4 PCI-E slots, great overclockability, allows you to save 2 profiles in BIOS. Good cooling on chipsets, spacious, 4 PCI-E slots
  • Cons: I have a ATI Radeon 4850 and for a card that size, there is only one place to put it and it still interfers with stuff. The bottom slot messes with the USB plugins and such, 2nd to bottom knocks out the SATA ports, the top is stopped by the horridly placed heatspreading pipes which leaves the 2nd...
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Board

Kyle F., Newegg
5 April 2009
  • Summary: I ran a 9950 at 3.1 and now have a 940 at 3.7 on this board. Running 2x2gb 1066 memory was a bit of a pain at first. upping the voltage on the north bridge and having the memory at 2.1v solved that.
  • Pros: Quad crossfire, good BIOS support from MSI, performs well. Attractive compared to some of the other boards. Passive cooling works well (currently have my north bridge cranked).
  • Cons: Poor SATA placement makes quad crossfire almost impossible with big cards. The last PCIx slot is too low to use anything which requires 2 slots. I haven't been able to get the north bridge of OC much, and since it doesn't have a multiplier, you can't increase FSB too much.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Chris H., Newegg
22 March 2009
  • Pros: Great chipset, AM3 ready, 4x Crossfire capabilities
  • Cons: Whomever designed the PATA port wasn't thinking very clearly, as it's hard to reach (since it's coming off the side of the board.) Additionally, the slot is larger than the cable, so you can bend the pins if you're not careful.
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Overall 8
8.0

nice MB

Noah D., Newegg
21 March 2009
  • Summary: no serious overclocking, although the motherboard does have that potential. bought for $144.99
  • Pros: nice heatsinks. no problems so far.
  • Cons: BIOS doesn't let you set DRAM timings. (my memory defaulted to slightly lower timings. you can reset them using AMD OverDrive, but its not permanent after reboot)
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Overall 8
8.0

Strange Support!

William S., Newegg
17 March 2009
  • Summary: Autodesk cad operators need to stay away from these products, it crashes often. Seems to work ok with Adobe CS4 (64 bit) It may be a good game combination but not a good production machine.
  • Pros: High Rated, and seems to be a good product
  • Cons: Hoping for stablity I bought 2 MSI Radon 3870 video cards. The only upgrade drivers I could get was from ATI, and had some problems getting the driver to work with the cards. The video cards would not connect with the MSI drivers. After going to MSI tech support I was informed that they did not h...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mobo for the price!

David E., Newegg
13 March 2009
  • Summary: K9A2 Plat Phenom 2 Deneb 3.0GHz 8GB Kingston HyperX Vista Ultimate and Ubuntu 8.10 & 9.04 eater.
  • Pros: This is important -> The bios on the board I received was already updated to the minimum firmware version to utilize quadcores. I read a number of reviews saying they needed a dual or single core AM2 processor to update the bios, but this has apparently been remedied.
  • Cons: Processor power is a P4, I'd rather have an EPS12V, but so far no problems. <insert usual heatpipe comment here>
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