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MSI K9N SLI Platinum, Socket AM2, AMD (MS-7250-010) Motherboard
The ATX motherboard comes in a nice shade of black, and thankfully with none of those annoying LEDs plastered everywhere in a vain effort to convince you that it’s cool.
Sony drastically cuts PS3 launch allocation. A tool to lock the PC. Gotta love campy copyright infringement of this magnitude, so my kudos go to the MSI artists who are clearly big time “Star Wars” fans MSI Core Center This is a handy tool to monitor system status, as well as allow for overclocking and over voltage within Windows, which is useful for the tweakers out there. It sounds special, but most of these settings are covered in the standard BIOS’ offered with the other motherboards in this review.
Interesting stuff, I don’t think I’d use it on a regular basis, but it doesn’t hurt to jotherboard it. SLI mode is automatically detected and enabled with compatible videocards, there is no SLI switch to set. On a side note, this reviewer found it more than a little amusing that the box prominently features an obvious X-Wing fighter knockoff.
Its usefulness is limited by the fact that it has to be installed – so it can’t be run off of something convenient like a USB stick or something similar. Content Creation Benchmarks Page Temperature and fan speed alarms can be adjusted.
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Like other premium offerings from MSI, the BIOS has been modified to incorporate MSI’s proprietary ‘Cell Menu’, which sports extra settings for overclocking enthusiasts such as dynamic overclocking, bus and memory clock control, PCIe clock control and voltage control. The Cell Menu just makes mi a bit easier for newbies, allowing the user to overclock by a small percentage instead of by tweaking various settings.
Benchmark Results Page So you’re better off using the locker utility built into Windows if you’re serious about security. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.
A single Firewire IEEE port is on the motherboard and a header for a second port is available on the board as well. This jotherboard a handy tool to monitor system status, as well as allow for overclocking and over voltage within Windows, which is useful for the tweakers out there.
The board itself boasts 10 USB 2.
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The D-Bracket 2 basically acts as a Port 80 card to help diagnose problems during boot-up. Like some other boards in the comparison, the K9A uses the Realtek ALC codec for seven-channel high definition audio.
Five audio mini jacks, a single SPDIF coax and a single optical out are present for audio connectivity, and connectors are available for 5×2 pin Front Audio and the CD-in. Bundle MSI offers an extensive utility suite with their Platinum series motherboards, which includes: Also, the program can be run without a password, which not so great for a program that stores passwords.
But for a free utility, the price is right. Ethernet is done a little differently from most of the nForce boards, the two network ports utilizing the PHY Vitesse VSC controller instead of an Nvidia controller.
MSI have created a totally fanless i9n so there’s no whinings racket from cheap little chipset fans.