Published on 20th June 2008 by
Originally Posted by [USRFObiwan]Why does the MSI board have (or needs) a 12v connector above the top pci-e slot and the Gigabyte doe not?
Originally Posted by kenco_ukYour reviewing style is, as always, superb. I know you've got the 'conclusion' part, but I wonder if you've thought of doing an additional bit that shows the plusses and negatives? The things that would make you want to buy the board and struggle on or what would really put you off, etc.
Originally Posted by SplynncrythConcerning USB, I believe you can boot to DOS on a drive and sys the USB drive without a problem. DOS floppy images are easy to find, and the key will stay bootable. You can use that key to then make other keys bootable the same way. All the USB keys I have are bootable so I've never seen it as a big deal, but maybe I'm an exception :)
Originally Posted by Woodstockare other manafactures intending to make it upgradeable from bios to efi or is it only msi
Originally Posted by BindibadgiYou can use UEFI with any form of Windows, but to read the BIOS functions from Windows (temps, fan speeds, overclocking) you'll need Vista x64 SP1
Originally Posted by KúsařI think overclocking failed due those "DrMOS" IC's. Such a high current flowing through such a small pins - compared to usual MOSFET's. I'm really sceptical about their efficiency.
Originally Posted by steleI wonder what PWM controller IC MSI uses.... out of curiosity ;)
Originally Posted by BindibadgiI'll fish that out for you...
EDIT: Super uber high resolution of the whole board (5.75MB JPEG Image - 2621px x 2103px)
Originally Posted by BindibadgiIt's simply the BIOS bugs and MSI are working on it, they've come leaps and bounds in the last few weeks since we got it, so give it another month and it should keep getting better. We'll come back to it when UEFI is launched and see if MSI has a compelling board.
I've sat down at events in Austria and back in Taiwan before Computex with MSI and I've seen the board do quite good things, but under very specific conditions. The P35 boards took at least 6 weeks after launch to get really good too.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiAh that one. I get confused between clock generator (between PCI-E slots) and PWM controller
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