The overclocking was practically non-existent. Dual slot videocard coolers have become standard gear, so cards to closely positioned create hot spots. 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. With the P Platinum at least you get some space for air to get in. Realtek HD Audio ftp:

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MSI P Platinum: Board Layout and Features – Intel P MSI P Platinum and ECS PX1 Extreme

You’ll need a good motherboard to go with that shiny pinless Core 2 Duo processor, and platforms based on the Intel P Express chipset offer some of the etehrnet value at the moment.

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With the holiday season upon us, you’ve decided to treat yourself to a new PC. Once started, you can try opening Firefox and see if you have any connectivity. Just be careful though because CoreCell does offer values high enough to damage hardware if you’re not careful.

It supports Quad Core processors and all the latest mod cons but we’ll put it on the test bed and if it’s worth considering as your next purchase. Not too many boards have it yet since it has HDCP support. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.


MSI P965 Platinum Motherboard – Great OC without huge price

No problems with the previous Version 6. This motherboard will etheenet best with good internal system airflow. Will let you all know by then. Post Your Comment Please log in p96 sign up to comment. Can anyone tell me what the heck is wrong? MSI Theater Pro: This would have been the very first time I have ever seen or worked with a mainboard with an faulty ethernet controler.

In the device manager it did say someting about a realtek gigabit adaptor and no error.

While we were looking at high-end boards, MSI sent us their more budget orientated poatinum, named the P Neo. The Mainboard arrived with firmware 1. Kandersen, How does it turn out? The MSI P Platinum will run on older power supplies but older units are not designed to handle the power requirements of modern machines.

I have the yellow alert typical in the device manager. Here are the features which seperate it from the rest of the chipset pack.

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This is VERY important. Installing everything form start using Vista Home Plattinum 32bit. There’s no sense in spending the same amount of money for something slower.

With the P Platinum at least you get some space for air to get in. Yes, P Platinum ethernet Vista 32bit.

Intel P965: MSI P965 Platinum and ECS PX1 Extreme

Some other boards have these features, but none have them all. 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.

Yes, you heard me platinuum. 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 ethenret way, and the lone IDE along the very bottom edge.