Summary: 8 years! That's a long time. If only i would have cheap-ed out on RAM or CPU. To be fair its lived behind a UPS with very strict under/over voltage settings to switch to battery power, which its done so many many times. Used to annoy me, now i guess i know why its alive.
Pros: I'm still using this system with 4x2GB RAM and Q6600 OCed to 3.0GHz from Dec 2008 till present. Only graphics card upgrades. And finally a CPU cooler because stock Intel fan was getting noisy this past year. It's seen heavy usage for most its life. Lived through a Power Supply failure. There is n...
Cons: It wont die! There is no reason for me to replace it.
Summary: After replacing this board I gladly took it out back and used it as target practice for my shotguns. It felt amazing.
Cons: Where to start. After having it for a few months I had a couple caps blow. With those blown it was still semi functional. If the computer was left running 24/7 it was great. But if I had to restart or power went out or something to get it to boot back up I had to clear the CMOS. Updating the BIOS...
Summary: Mine came with faulty as an openbox. It's real intermittent and I've got to RMA to MSI. Not Newegg's fault, though - they can't test these :p
Pros: It seems like a nice enough board, with lots of features and decent quality electrolytics. I'd suggest it, but only for a low price, considering even better competition.
Cons: You'll need a 65nm CPU and a Windows XP install to reflash the board before you can run a modern Wolfdale. The latest BIOS, as of my posting, is 2.0A. You'll again have to flash with the automated tool.
Pros: Pamphlet and installation guide were detailed, better than other boards and easy to read.
Cons: I wanted a cheap fix to replace someones mob. Computer was running a Pentium D which says it supports. Well I get it all setup and boom no video. I call up the manufacture and wait forever on hold to have them tell me... "Only some Pentium D's are supported, mostly even numbers, but MY specific e...
Summary: I ordered and used 5 of these motherboards. 3 of them worked with an e5200 out of the box, 2 of them would POST, but go no further without a BIOS flash. All of them were BIOS 1.7 out of the box, so go figure.
Pros: Good quality, lots of SATA and USB connections, 45nm CPU support -- does anyone know if it will run a 45nm Quad? (Official CPU support only lists 65nm quads.)
Cons: Ships with 1.7 BIOS which may not work with newer 45nm CPUs out of the box (requiring a BIOS flash); motherboard does not support AHCI
Pros: Brightly colored, from the specs looks like everything you would need.
Cons: Possibly DOA. Since there is no on-board video, cant really tell if the CPU is not registering or not really supported (their spec page says it is, but no beeps and such, and I know it works since I took it out of another and it worked, and then put back in and it worked), since maybe the video c...
Cons: If you buy this, there's a pretty good chance your processor isn't going to work with the BIOS version that it ships with. And it's not just the chips mentioned in the other reviews. My E6300 Pentium Dual Core didn't work. It boots to the MSI claw logo and freezes there. I had to take a quad core...