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MSI Z68MA-ED55
6.6 out of 10

MSI Z68MA-ED55

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Reviews and Problems with MSI Z68MA-ED55

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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of money

Sheila A., Newegg
18 September 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this board sometime ago (Black Friday), and had it stored in my closet. I recently stumbled across it and decided to do a build. At the moment of truth...powers up for about three seconds and powers off. About five seconds later the cycle repeats.
  • Pros: None here, board never worked. I was going for no eggs here but I am forced to put at least one egg here.
  • Cons: Same as pros...nothing to evaluate here since the board never post
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Overall 10
10

Four Stars

Fan, Amazon
1 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Update

James T., Newegg
17 March 2013
  • Pros: Update to previous review. After swapping out all components with a new motherboard I determined that the culprit in my case was faulty firmware on an SSD. How the SSD caused random BIOS screens to pop up is unknown to me, but updating the SSD firmware (a Crucial M4) resolved this issue on both s...
  • Cons: I don't give this product 5 stars as the BIOS itself needs much more documentation - but this is a problem with most BIOS so nothing personal.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Long term

James T., Newegg
17 February 2013
  • Summary: Wish I could exchange for something better, going to cost me to replace.
  • Pros: Nice motherboard, bought two.
  • Cons: Both systems failed after 6mo. Randomly pops into the BIOS screen. Loaded the latest BIOS, spent weeks playing with poorly documented BIOS options to no avail.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome micro board, great for overclocking

Cam A., Newegg
9 November 2012
  • Summary: If you have/have found this board somewhere, and are trying to use it with an Ivy Bridge CPU, it won't work. I don't think the BIOS in this board has not been updated to support Ivy chips.
  • Pros: This board is awesome! I put it in my first ever build, and it's been working great for a year. I currently have an i7 2600k @ 4.4 GHz (1.32V) which is a 24/7 OC. I do F@H for around 10+ hours a day on this, and haven't experienced a crash at these clocks since they've been stable. (about 2 weeks...
  • Cons: The only problem I have with this board is the back audio output (to headphones) isn't working right. The sound sometimes doesn't output on one side, then the other, then back to normal, but the case output works fine (which is the output from the motherboard). The only real con I have is that Ne...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great when it works

James C., Newegg
10 September 2012
  • Pros: The system zips right along when functional, and the autoupdate feature is handy.
  • Cons: Every line will have its bad eggs, but MSI has done a horrible job handling RMA's. I've put in two calls, one taking 30 minutes to reach a rep, and the second taking 90 minutes to reach a rep. Both calls were supposed to get some information and call me back; a week later I still haven't heard fr...
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Overall 2
2.0

Was good, when it worked.

Adam A., Newegg
31 August 2012
  • Summary: Should have gone giga or intel
  • Pros: MSI bios is very clean, thats about all the pros i can think of.
  • Cons: Started giving me problems after about 3 months so i had to RMA. My first call to CS the rep answered hello and that's it. Then they wanted me to pay shipping and after arguing and asking for a supervisor he finally decided to send a label, electronically. Now I have been in the RMA process for a...
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Overall 10
10

That's what I call SOLID

Alphonse L., Newegg
4 July 2012
  • Summary: I built a beast, in its belly: 120GB SATA III OCG Agility (SSD) HDD: 2 x Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA Video Card: 67500HD ATI RADDEON MB: MSI Z68MA-ED55 Military Class II motherboard CPU: Intel I7 2600K CASE: Rosewill Gear X3 Gaming ATX Mid Tower PS: Rosewill Raidmax HYBRID 2RX-630SS CPU Fan: ZALMAN...
  • Pros: This motherboard has handled everything I've thrown at it...all that's left is the kitchen sink. It was cheap on shell shocker, it arrived fast and know keeps my system amazingly running smooth.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

No upgrade available

Brian S., Newegg
19 June 2012
  • Summary: This was my first MSI motherboard. I now regret that decision. I should have bought the less expensive ASUS P8Z68-M PRO as they have already updated the BIOS for Ivy Bridge CPUs.
  • Pros: Does what it says. Stars removed for lack of support.
  • Cons: I bought this motherboard (Dec 11) thinking that MSI would support it. There have been no Ivy Bridge BIOS updates (Jun 12)
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Overall 8
8.0

G3 support , not B3 support

Thomas M., Newegg
20 May 2012
  • Pros: Quality board maker
  • Cons: MSI anounced on 23-Feb-2012 that there would be G3 upgradeable boards and there was no mention of B3 boards. Do your research first!
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