On this motherboard sockets 1 and 2 are green and sockets 3 and 4 are orange, and you have to pay close attention, as MSI uses a different color scheme compared to other manufacturers. MSI P Platinum motherboard. Simple memory timing, voltage and core frequencies are just about all you can tweak and the absence of voltage controls for both CPU and chipset will tell you just where the board stands. Yes, you heard me right. We also recommend installing the 8-pin ATX connector first if you plan to install a large air cooling system.
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For HTPC use, it might simply be the best board available. Some other boards have these features, but none have them all.
Nsi can reach out to them here. The rest of the board’s features are p65 decent as well. The good thing about the board is that MSI tries to make up for its core deficiencies. Yes, you heard me right. On this motherboard sockets 1 and 2 are green and sockets 3 and 4 are orange, and you have to pay close attention, as MSI uses a different ;965 scheme compared to other manufacturers. For the application it is intended for, heck, even for regular non-overclocking folk, it truly is a bright star in the motherboard landscape of mediocrity.
They corrected this on P Platinum manual: Have feedback on the article for the editorial team? FireWire, not surprisingly, is a feature that is not included on the board.
MSI P965 Neo-F – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – P965
This means that if you still have a parallel IDE optical drive it will only be recognized on Windows after you install the JMicron driver.
Too bad the board is intentionally limited by its BIOS. However our concern is the location of the 8-pin ATX and 4-pin Molex power connectors near the Mwi area, as they could cause cable management issues with larger air coolers like the Scythe Infinity.
About the only surface level “component” they could improve on would be to include a TI chipset for firewire instead of VIA, but that’s a small complaint. Saturday, December 29, Of course, we decided to go ahead and overclock it anyway, this being a review and all.
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While I agree that the moniker “Extreme” might be misguided to an overclocking nut, it qualifies when looking at the features. While on other motherboards you need to install memory modules on sockets that have the same color to enable dual channel, on this motherboard you msl to install memory modules on sockets that have different colors in order to enable dual channel.
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The ports controlled by the chipset support RAID 0, 1, 5 and Here are the features which seperate it from the rest of the chipset pack. The board features a total of four fan headers and a four-phase voltage regulator system that provided superb stability throughout our standard testing.
Not too many boards have it yet since it has HDCP support.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. We love how much room the DIMM and expansion slots enjoy, but our chief complaint is with the middle of the board.
Both main and auxiliary ATX power connectors are located towards the back in the middle, close to the MCH heatsink, which in itself is a problem. We also recommend installing the 8-pin ATX connector first if you plan to install a large air cooling system.
MSI P965 Platinum Motherboard Review
The first thing that immediately drew our attention is the use of a second x16 PCI Express slot. MSI P Platinum motherboard.
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 Slots found on this motherboard.
After installation, we find that the combination makes it a little hard to access the CPU cooler retention clips in that corner. This is one of the main differences between this motherboard and its competitors: Because the ICH8 has no advanced performance features and coupled with the fact that Intel chose to remove IDE support altogether, it is not surprising to find that MSI favors the JMicron controller as primary storage.
This motherboard uses a passive cooling solution on its chipset and does not use any cooling solution on its voltage regulator transistors, as you can see in Figure 1. So you need to install one module at a green socket and the other module on an orange socket.