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MSI P55-GD65
5.8 out of 10

MSI P55-GD65

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Overall 8
8.0

MSI P55-GD65

daniel j., Newegg
27 June 2014
  • Summary: I haven't got into the BIOS yet to mess with the usable memory but I believe you have to manually setup the memory instead of setting it at "Auto". According to the manufactures website forum, that's the advice given to people who have the usable memory issue which sucks since this board was like...
  • Pros: Price was good at the time I purchased it. Over Clocking the processor is a snap, first one I had that you could OC on the fly. Lots of options. 4 memory slots [but see cons & other thoughts] Although it only came with a 1 year warranty, it was ranked #1 on about every tech site I went to before ...
  • Cons: Holds 16gb memory but when the board is working right, it only shows 15 gig's. Common problem with this board is if you have 4-4gb memory modules, it only shows 7.99gb usable memory Same if you have 2-4gb modules, it reads 3.99gb usable.
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Overall 10
10

First MSI, Excrellent Experience

Guaranty L., Newegg
17 February 2013
  • Summary: After buying all Asus motherboards (more than 10) and stumbling with their support by phone, (farmed out to another company, not Asus employees) more interested in telling you it is your falt, not motherboards, I have chosen to go back and give this workhorse mother board a 5 star review.
  • Pros: First MSI, Excrellent Experience, have owned 2 yrs, since Dec of 2010. Reliable, easy to update bios, nothing negative after owning all Asus boards.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

3 Dead, Gave up

Daniel C., Newegg
28 December 2010
  • Summary: I ordered this with a i5-750 and some nice G.Skill DDR3 1600 memory and a Antec 900 Two case. Spent many hours with each rebuild. After the 2nd failure (during the 3rd rebuild) I took extraordinary measures to triple check everything, even took out some strait-edges to make sure the case wasn't bent...
  • Pros: Rich feature set. Excellent Price. Board Seemed well made and looked good... but...
  • Cons: Three (yes, 3) DOA or nearly DOA. No board lasted longer then 8 hours powered on. They typically died (wouldn't power on) after it was fully built (including all tie wraps) and some minor case activity, like inserting or moving a card between slots. I was so gun-shy what on my 3rd MB I would wait...
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Overall 8
8.0

OC and Setup is somewhat hard

Anonymous, Newegg
26 December 2010
  • Summary: The board is a little hard to work with in an Antec 900.
  • Pros: The dual Gigabit Lans Cost Features
  • Cons: Features- Floppy drive and PATA connectors. For a fairly recent board why does it need those. Almost every new drive is SATA, USB, or Firewire now. OC-Genie isn't perfect and the first turn on you don't know if its enabled until after windows won't install.
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Overall 10
10

Good board so far

Donald K., Newegg
22 December 2010
  • Pros: Very slick looking board with many nice features. Posted right out of the box. The "Overclock Genie" is a very nice tool for people who aren't very sure about overclocking there processor safely. I would recommend this board to anyone.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Great Board

Brett F., Newegg
17 December 2010
  • Pros: What can I say, MSI is on a roll lately with superb hardware. The best mid-high end MoBo for the 1156 socket. I've disabled most of the features that come with the 1156 socket CPUs and the GD65 mother board but I can assure you that they work as intended.
  • Cons: None that I can think of. If you do find a con there is usually a way to fix it in bios (bright Mobo LEDs)
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Overall 10
10

Great Motherboard

Garrett S., Newegg
17 December 2010
  • Pros: Nice motherboard. Worked out of the box without issues. Easy to setup, great labeling on the motherboard and cool options on the motherboard (on board power button, and overclocking buttons.)
  • Cons: Options seem like enough for an amateur user like myself to get in trouble with. Not knowing about over clocking, I keep wanting to tap the + just to see what would happen.
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Overall 10
10

A..mazing

Brian K., Newegg
16 December 2010
  • Pros: I went away from MSI for a while and now I am wondering why I ever did it. This is one of the easiest motherboards to install. I hate plugging in LEDs but MSI fixed that when they gave you a small connecter so that you can plug them in all at once. No more holding my breath and trying to install ...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

No complaints

jane l., Newegg
15 December 2010
  • Summary: I have not tried the OC genie or SLI and can't comment on those aspects. In my experience many problems reported by users arise because the CPU and/or fan has not been seated properly.
  • Pros: - high quality build - works just fine with i3 processors (as well as i5s and i7s) - lots of USB ports (7 external USB 2.0; 6 internal) - 2 USB 3.0 ports (external) provided by adapter card (included) - eSATA and firewire ports also (1 each) - the 8mm heatpipes really help with cooling - 3 year w...
  • Cons: - The SATA ports face front of case - in a desktop case (like mine) it is very difficult to plug in the cables once the board is installed. I suggest you attach your cables first (you also might want to use cables with angled plugs). The update software is indeed buggy and does not install all of...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not a bad deal so far

Richard R., Newegg
14 December 2010
  • Pros: I’ve only had it running for two days but so far it seems to be working fine. It’s running with i5-760 2.8G, 8G corsair ddr3 memory and gtx 460 card. I purchased these with the idea of overclocking. The systems runs so well without OC that I’m going to wait for a while.
  • Cons: The manual is little help. If this wasn’t my 5th assembly I would have had trouble. I almost put the memory in the wrong slots. By using a magnifying glass to read the board I was able to prevent a mistake. It wouldn’t recognize a USB mouse or keyboard. I had to dig some old din plug items that w...
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