Note that the motherboard has no jumpers to select video slot modes, they are switched on the chipset level. The motherboard takes advantage of a 24 pin power connector and is also backwards compatible with the 20 pin variety, but it is not advisable if you’re running SLI. Keep reading; the answer might surprise you. By the time Socket AM2 processors are launched in June, it is expected that DDR memory will not only be in good supply, but will come in at an attractive price, working well for AMD. But if you had such plans, then you have at least two motherboards that can help build a good system with Socket AM2. Express software for newbie overclockers. Indeed, a watercooled installation may well have minimal airflow in this region.

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MSI K9N SLI Platinum – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2 – nForce 570 SLI

No Interruptions Day Shortbread. Smart Fan mode is available only with a 4-pin cooler. For the only difference that Socket has three of them at each side of the socket, and now only the central one is left.

The CPU area is free of any interloping capacitors or other such components. Note that enthusiast series MSI Diamond, in particular will be still bundled with robust cooling systems for this chipset. The sound chip used is the Realtek ALC Singapore Malaysia Philippines Indonesia. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.


MSI’s K9N SLI Platinum motherboard

You pay a lot less, too. What was the best tech product of ? If you still have a little question nagging at the back of your head in regards to compatibility, we’ll answer it for you. The 8-channel audio jacks are all jack sensing and compliant with Intel’s widely adopted Azalia 1. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.

There aren’t many, so it will really only take a moment. It overhangs a motherboard at one side, tied hforce it through an insulating pad. Indeed, a watercooled installation may ngorce have minimal airflow in this region.

Motherboards Previous page Next page. Despite the black PCB there seems to be plenty of colour on the board, from the USB and FireWire headers on the left, to the colour-coded memory banks.

This is a couple of similar boards the differences are described below occupying high positions in MSI’s product series. Fnorce many situations this can be quite an irritating place to have the connector, so we’d rather have seen it placed a bit further away.

MSI’s K9N SLI Platinum motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1

It’s not alone, though. Memory voltage regulator uses capacitors from Rubycon and is reinforced with L elements. The motherboard was stable at the standard frequencies. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Because of memory controller differences, this is more or less to ensure users do not install the wrong CPUs into a Socket AM2 motherboard. Performance The performance issues are described in our general article about the new socket.


Beginners Guides Cases and Access. All capacitors are always from one manufacturer, but not from the first echelon unknown brand. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. Note that the motherboard has no jumpers to select video slot modes, they are switched on the chipset level.

MSI K9N SLI Platinum nForce SLI Motherboard Review –

But rumors about the incompatibility with Socket coolers are exaggerated. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. We do not see any sense in rushing towards AMD’s new platform.

Either way, the crab claims yet another enthusiast motherboard. During our testing we found this heatsink to get very hot, even with good airflow over it.