Summary: Really unstable and random in the boot sequence, some times it wont start the pc until you press the reset button several times. At the end i had to change it because the sata controlers got broken so no PC for me for a while until i bought this one B0055QYKQO First and last MSI MOBO u ever bought.
Summary: I've had this for over 2 years, never has stopped working. I'm running 850W power supply, 2 hdd's, phenom II quad core 3.4 ghz, lightscribe drive, blu-ray burner, card reader, tv tuner, 8GB of 1333 mhz RAM, 2 Nvidia Geforce GTX260's, 8 fans. Fast, reliable mobo.
Summary: My first board had a defect in it from manufacturer and the company shipped one that worked right away(about three days) and has been working hard ever since and that was about seven months ago. The customer service was great too!!!
Summary: Pros: this is one of 2 boards that is AMD, SLi, and DDR3 and the other is ASUS (yuck). Easy to OC and looks great. Cons: BIOS flashing is tricky. i locked the bios once and RMA'd it and the second time i did exactly what the msi rep told me to do and it locked again so i replaced the bios chip myself with a pre-flashed 1.4 chip (the newest version). has been running and OCing great ever since. Overall: for an older board its wonderful.
Summary: After putting my new AMD X6 core system together and turning it on I got a flashing cursor in the top left corner of my monitor. The system would not boot off of my WIN 7 disc. Pulled the machine apart and reassembled it thinking maybe there was a loose connection. No change. My research pointed to a possible BIOS error so I went to MSI's website and downloaded the "latest revision".
Summary: When I mentioned that MSI's APS (Active Phase Switching) does not function properly in their forum, I was threated by administrators to keep it quiet. They removed all the posts related to in which situations APS does not function which is when you try to undervolt the processor (or basically change anything in that section of the BIOS I believe) for further power savings!
Summary: OK, I had a burning desire to get into some of that GPGPU cuda computing. The rig I assembled isn't bleeding edge today, maybe it would have been 6 months or so ago. Other than the case and power supply, most components really drop in price over the first few months. Anyway, here's the rig: Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Case Black - (RC-932-KKN1-GP) SilverStone ATX12V/EPS12V 1000W Silver Modular PFC Power Supply ST1000-P (Black) MSI AM3 NVIDIA nForce...
Summary: This motherboard has all the features I wanted for an upgrade of my 5+ year old computer. I already had 2x GeForce 7800GTX video cards and lots of hard drives and didn't want to spend $2k+ on a new system. This motherboard gave the basis of a reasonable cost upgrade path. I got the AMD Phemon II x6 1090T cpu and, ultimately, the ADATA Gaming RAM (2 sets of 8GB DDR3-1600 PC-12800 for 16GB total).
Nice lay out and have not had any problems so far.
Richard Robinson "turtle", Amazon
25 September 2010
Summary: Board goes well with my gtx 280 and phenom 2 x6core.works as discribed has all the cuda and nvidia goodies along with tri ready.It was a pain to create a bootable flash drive to update the biose to get it to work with my new processor but steadly getting the bugs out and pleased with the product.The sound is most noticable and a little smoother than my asus hp oem 800chipset micro.This one will also disperce heat alot better.All in all the price was right and does...
Update 6-jun-2012: board has gone bad in multiple ways
Kevin Meade, Amazon
4 September 2010
Summary: Update 6-jun-2012 Crapped out after 18 months. First video slots stopped working so I could not use multiple video cards. Then the Sata controler went bad and I could not get to any of my drives. Bad news. A MB should not crap out like this. I bought a new board and am going to see if MSI will do a return or replacement. So far they gave me no troule is sending me an RMA. At least that bodes well for MSI.