We also recommend installing the 8-pin ATX connector first if you plan to install a large air cooling system. You can reach out to them here. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. For HTPC use, it might simply be the best board available. While I agree that the moniker “Extreme” might be misguided to an overclocking nut, it qualifies when looking at the features.
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The ports controlled by the chipset support RAID 0, 1, 5 and While I agree that the moniker “Extreme” might be misguided to an overclocking nut, it qualifies when looking at the features.
MSI P965 Platinum Motherboard Review
The rest of the board’s features are pretty decent as well. 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.
We love how much room the DIMM and expansion slots enjoy, but our chief complaint is with the middle of the board. MSI P Platinum motherboard.
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They corrected this on P Platinum manual: We also recommend installing the 8-pin ATX connector first if you plan to install a large air cooling system. 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.
Log in Don’t have an account? FireWire, not surprisingly, is a feature that is not included on the board. Yes, you heard me right.
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. Not too many boards have it yet since it has HDCP support. Too bad the board is intentionally limited by its BIOS. After installation, we find that the combination makes it a little hard to access the CPU cooler retention clips in that corner. Saturday, December 29, This is VERY important.
Slots found on this motherboard. Have feedback on the article for the editorial team? The first thing that immediately drew our attention is the use of a second x16 PCI Express slot.
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Page 2 of 9. 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.
The good thing about the board is that MSI tries to make up for its core deficiencies. Here are the features which seperate it from the rest of the chipset pack. Of course, we decided to go ahead and overclock mis anyway, this being a review and all. While on mssi motherboards you need to install memory modules on sockets that have the same color to enable dual channel, on this motherboard you need to install memory modules on sockets that have different colors in order to enable dual channel.
Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners! 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.
Overclocking and Memory Test Systems: As a result, we have a board with a clean layout, but not exactly free from problems. 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. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. 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