Maybe the last time: The overclocking was practically non-existent. Here are the features which seperate it from the rest of the chipset pack. However our concern is the location of the 8-pin ATX and 4-pin Molex power connectors near the CPU area, as they could cause cable management issues with larger air coolers like the Scythe Infinity. With the holiday season upon us, you’ve decided to treat yourself to a new PC. Will let you all know by then.

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Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. I don’t doubt for a second the major players like ASUS and Gigabyte will catch up, but for now, I’d buy this board in a heartbeat.

The motherboard layout is quite good; the main 24 pin ATX and floppy connectors are all located to the right of the DIMM slots which keeps those cables out of the way, and the msk IDE along the very bottom edge. ppatinum

Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Board Layout and Features Click to enlarge The P Platinum board has an excellent layout for the most part, the color combination is pleasing to the eyes, and it was extremely easy to install in our Cooler Master CM Stacker The following error or errors occurred while this message: Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to rthernet.

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MSI P965 Platinum – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – P965 Series

With the MSI P Platinum, you must put the memory in different colour slots in order to enable dual channel memory support. For HTPC use, it might simply be the best board available. The consensus in the computer world is that Intel’s Core 2 Duo series of processors deliver the best performance, for a reasonable price. Everything is explained in an easy ppatinum understand language.

Or, I really dont know, is it a question of driver, or could it be a faulty mainboard? Auto,,PCIe Speeds: The MSI P Platinum will run on older power supplies but older units are not designed to handle the power requirements of modern machines.

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It was really a big disappointment from a company who we know can do a whole lot better. But in network devices, all I had was a modem I wonder where etherner came from, maybe a default installation device? Home Help Search Login Register.

I have just installed a new driver from the Realtek site, 6.

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Some other boards have these features, but none have them all. There’s no sense in spending the same amount of money for something slower.

Maybe the last time: Anyway, It failed as well. While we were looking at high-end boards, MSI sent us their ethernnet budget orientated model, named the P Neo.

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Here are the features which seperate it from the rest of the chipset pack. The etherne features a total of four fan headers and a four-phase voltage regulator system that provided superb stability throughout our standard testing.

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Beginners Guides Cases and Access. However our concern is the location of the 8-pin ATX and 4-pin Molex power connectors near the CPU area, as they could cause cable management issues with larger air coolers like the Scythe Infinity.

If you’re going to be buying new parts now, you might as well go that route. Ethernet is enabled in the bios. The MSI Computer P Platinum motherboard is one such candidate with a healthy dose of enthusiast friendly features to match.

Please login or register. A compatible power supply is definitely required if you plan on running a dual videocard setup.

While I agree that the moniker “Extreme” might be misguided to an overclocking nut, it qualifies when looking at the features.