Most enthusiast grade motherboards come with a similar feature. Yes, you heard me right. 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. It’s been a while coming but we managed to arrange another look at an Intel P based motherboard from MSI. Just be careful though because CoreCell does offer values high enough to damage hardware if you’re not careful. The board 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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Subscribe to our Newsletter. Some other boards have these features, but none have them all. You’ll need a good motherboard to go with that shiny pinless Core 2 Duo processor, and platforms based on the Intel Patinum Express chipset offer some of the best value at the moment. The included CD does not contain drivers for Vista, but Vista found almost everything, except Firewire and the onboard Ethernet controler.

With the holiday season upon us, you’ve decided to treat yourself etherner a new PC. Msj be careful though because CoreCell does offer values high enough to damage hardware if you’re not careful. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.


The MSI Computer P Platinum motherboard is one such candidate with a healthy dose of enthusiast friendly features to match.

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Please login or register. Dual slot videocard coolers have become standard gear, so cards to closely positioned create hot spots.

Motherboard Benchmarks – Quake 4. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. Worth a shot I guess.

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 eghernet larger air coolers like the Scythe Infinity. Yes, you heard me right.

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Installing everything form start using Vista Home Premium 32bit. Get the drivers from the chip makers websites. CoreCell is an mis tool for novice enthusiasts who want to get into the world of overclocking, but don’t yet know where to start. If it still doesn’t work, at least you know that is indeed a hardware problem and not some stupid Vista driver problem.

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Home Help Search Login Register. Or, I really dont know, is it a question of driver, or could platiunm be a faulty mainboard? Make sure you get the standard personal computer x86 version the bit version has startup issues.


The Mainboard arrived with firmware 1. Will give it a shoot with another driver. In any case you have one IDE channel available which will most likely be for the optical drives. This is Ethermet important. While I agree that the moniker “Extreme” might be misguided to an overclocking nut, it qualifies when looking at the features.

Here are the features which seperate it from the rest of the chipset pack. For HTPC use, it might simply be the best board available. MSI Theater Pro: First time ever seen this: Our first look at the P offering from MSI really left us with a sour taste in our mouth.

Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. There’s no sense in spending the same amount of money for something slower.

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