You may also like. With support for a front side bus speed up to MHz, this board may also be able to accommodate the new CPUs that Intel will be releasing later this year. This method didn’t seem to dynamically change the speed of the fan as the load on the system increased. You should first install the cooler and then plug-in the 8-pin power to avoid troubles while assembling your computer. Socket M Computer Motherboard for Intel. If you want to build a lasting machine for gaming or high-end video and graphics work, then this board will provide a good base. There is also an audio part with 5.

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MSI P6N SLI Platinum

These days virtually every manufacturer supports dynamic overclocking, fan speed control, voltage adjustments along with a spiffy software interface. You will also loose one PCI slot when using dual-slot graphic cards in SLI-configuration, but if you don’t need them, you get three PCI slots which is quite uncommon nowadays. This board is well designed, for the most part, and has plenty of useful connectivity options.

The Core 2 Quad processors and Vista Premium are the basic functions of this motherboard.

MSI P6N SLI Platinum – motherboard – ATX – LGA Socket – nForce i SLI Overview – CNET

It just oozes gamer’s paradise, old style. Dli 5 Computer Motherboard for Intel. I need power and lots of it. There is also an audio part with 5. Among other modern technologies we all know heatpipes are great, but this time, they’re circular. MSI doesn’t provide SATA-cables with fixing mechanism, so it may be possible the cables get loose during installation of a new graphic card or during transportation.


MSI P6N SLI Platinum Motherboard – Nvidia nForce 650i SLI returns

The panel-connectors are colour-coded and labelled. When two cards are installed in SLI mode, both slots use eight lanes of bandwidth each for a total of 16 lanes x8 and x8. We’ve had our fair share of problems with reference i boards, but we’ve found one that works. Oh, yes, it’s platunum to boot.

The “Platinum” brand shouldn’t feature them. To use SLI, a small circuit board between the two graphics card slots need to be flipped – an awkward task. Networking can be accomplished through the sole Gigabit Ethernet port on the rear port cluster.

Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Good enough to run Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate which will not work on W The MSI P6N SLI Platinum motherboard is a good mainstream motherboard for part time tweakers, full time gamers, or for anyone who wants a fully featured board without too steep a price tag.

Good Board A well-made board.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. MSI’s Dual CoreCell software not only allows you to adjust motherboard FSB, videocard core and memory clock speeds, it also gives you the options to adjust CPU, memory, videocard core and memory voltages! Yes you read that right. Of course you can boot from any SATA port so the numbering doesn’t matter at all.


We would have much preferred the board automatically detect when an SLI configuration is installed. The MSI X38 Diamond is arriving next month will have tons of features in its flagship product, including a revised liquid Circu-Pipe heatpipe arrangement.

It’s one of the only recent boards that we’ve seen to have two IDE ports most new boards only have one and it also has an eSATA port directly attached to its rear port cluster. The power-voltage-regulator is a standard 4-phase analogue part, which is required by Intel-specs but many companies avoid to use them because of cost. Do these changes make it worth considering at half the price of the Striker?

It will hinder airflow for most cooling solutions except top-blower CPU-coolers. Auto, Manual NB Voltage: If you choose to overclock your slk using this tool, then attaching the supplied fan to disperse the heat from the chipset’s heat sink is a good idea.

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