Summary: I installed a new video card, updated ALL of the Windows 7 64bit drivers and the machine still kept blue screening so I decided to update the BIOS as a last resort.
Pros: It worked until I followed MSI's instructions on updating the BIOS and then it was bricked (meaning that it cannot be fixed and I should toss it in the trash).
Cons: I properly downloaded the BIOS update (v1.4) from MSI's website, copied it to a USB flash drive and booted into the BIOS. Next I use the built in BIOS update feature in the BIOS itself and PROPERLY flashed the v1.4 update. Blank screen upon boot. The motherboard is bricked. I called MSI, they bas...
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 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: Layout is not that bad. I like it, able to fit 3 huge, powerful Video card and leaving you 1 PCIe-1x
Pros: Had this board for over 2 years now, and loved it. Overclock very well. I had the Phenom II X4 945 w/ locked multiplier and was able to OC to 3.6GHz(Air) using EZ switch. Now I have the PHII X4 974BE and it's amazing, now I'm clock @ 4.1GHz (H60 cooler). Last upgrade was a month ago, got 2 Corsai...
Cons: I wish it had SATA III and USB 3.0 and a BIOS reset button. Seem Like AMD is always a year behind Intel. :(
Pros: Card has run well for the entire time I have owned it. Has an easy overclock switch on the board which works great and speeds up your computer a good amount. Everyone complains about MSI, but for the money, it works fantastically. I ran three MSI cards in tri-SLI and games worked flawlessly as well.
Summary: It would of bin good if it would of brought the bridge for the installation of 3 video cards.Why mobo company's fail to always do that.and its not easy to get one .And always New Egg rocks
Pros: I bought this board when it came out i am very happy with this board i do a lot of gaming and i can tell you this board is solid .No problems with this mobo i updated the bios using my thumb drive no issues .I have 8 gigs of ram quad core CPU and 2 Nvidia 250 video cards in sli.
Summary: You have to "Load Optimized Defaults" after flashing bios. I think many are forgetting to do this and then yes it does not work. after you load the defaults you can tweak to your needs.
Pros: 6 Core support. Dualx16 SLI I bought this 17 months ago and it still works great. I used MFlash in the bios to update bios, had ZERO problem doing so. Didn't require a different cpu in the socket to flash, flashed with my x6 1090T installed. You have to "Load Optimized Defaults" after flashing bi...
Cons: Not SataIII, which I knew at the time and didn't need so no egg loss. Not USB3, same thing as above.