Some other boards have these features, but none have them all. Yes, you heard me right. This is VERY important. Realtek HD Audio ftp: 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.

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Just tried Ubuntu, pretty funny. CoreCell is an excellent tool for novice enthusiasts who want to get into the world of overclocking, but don’t yet know where to start. Log in Don’t have an account? MSI colour coordinates the memory slots with green and orange colours to indicate memory channel as in A or Brather than which slots a pair of memory modules should occupy to enable dual channel memory support.

Most enthusiast grade motherboards come with a similar feature. Make sure ethernet port not disabled in the BIOS.

MSI P965 Platinum Motherboard – Great OC without huge price

Overclocking and Memory Test Systems: In the device manager it did say someting about a realtek gigabit adaptor and no error. 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. While we were looking at high-end boards, MSI sent us their more budget orientated model, named platinm P Neo.


We also recommend installing the 8-pin ATX connector first if you plan to install a large air cooling system. Dual slot videocard coolers have become standard gear, so cards to closely positioned create hot spots. Here are the features platnum seperate it from the rest of the chipset pack.

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 About the only surface level “component” they could platijum on would be o965 include a TI chipset for firewire instead of VIA, but that’s a small complaint.

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So after mi words to MSI we managed to arrange their most high-end P motherboard for testing, which we originally asked for to go into our roundup. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Get the drivers from the chip makers websites. This is VERY important.

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

Dual CoreCell dual for the two processors is the fancy name for MSI’s IC which controls things such as dynamic overclocking and voltage control, fan adjustment and temperature monitoring. For the application it is intended for, heck, even for regular non-overclocking folk, p,atinum truly is a bright star in the motherboard landscape of mediocrity.


Some other boards have these features, but none platinym them all. Can anyone tell me what the heck is wrong? You can find products similar to this one for sale below. About Us Employment Privacy Policy.

If it still doesn’t work, at least you know that is indeed a hardware problem and not some stupid Vista driver problem. The following error or errors occurred while this message: While I agree that mis moniker “Extreme” might be misguided to an overclocking nut, it qualifies when looking at the features. It simply wont work!!

Kanderson, You should try downloading and burning Ubuntu 7. No Gigabit realtek adaptor: The motherboard layout is quite good; the main msl 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 lone IDE along the very bottom edge.

Text telling me errorcode 10 device fail to start. Yes, you heard me right. Some other boards have these features, but none have them all.