We’ll leave the Core 2 Duo vs. Phenom argument for another article like this. Chipset fans have a bad habit of failing over time, or becoming hopelessly clogged with dust. This motherboard has almost everything a person needs, except perhaps a Port 80 card which would have been a nice added touch. List item the second 3.

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List item the third Press return twice to finish your list. For example, a gamepad may not fit in your hand as comfortably as you would expect or a monitor is not as sharp or maybe a graphics card can play games you didnt think it could Based on scores by our most trusted members.

MSI K9A2 Platinum, AM2+, AMD (7376-010) Motherboard

After that the memory Ratio was changed from ‘auto’ to a 1: Current students and faculty of accredited Universities may use Frostytech images in research papers and thesis, provided each image is attributed. MSI includes pretty much everything you’ll need to ,si advantage of the onboard peripherals in the box.

That’s a lot of voltage especially the CPU and memory so use caution when increasing the values.

Overall Overall score reflects how great you think this hardware is. MSI have assembled the K9A2 Platinum motherboard with entirely conductive polymer aluminum solid capacitors. There’s an interesting back story behind the wide adoption of polymer capacitors on higher end motherboards, if you have time read this PCSTATS article It’s actually a rather complicated story revolving around industry espionage Beginners Guides Cases and Access.


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MSI K9A2 Platinum

In Case You Missed it Global Game Awards Overclocking is a crap shoot, sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t. Phenom argument for another article like this. You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion.

Perform Performance score reflects how well you feel the hardware meets your expectations on performance. Try and be conservative with your scoring and that a 10 should mean the hardware is perfect in all regards and everyone should consider buying it.

Intel Pentium D The MSI K9A2 Platinum actually turned out to be a pretty good overclocker, and there was little that had to be done to the motherboard to get the board well past the MHz mark. Can I Run It. You can increase the CPU voltage to 1. This is an average score out of 10 left by our most trusted members. A high Value score will let people know that this hardware is worth its cost.

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Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page. Press return twice to start your list List item the first List item the second List item the third Press return twice to finish your list. The last thing you want is to ka2 your shiny new hardware! These are the same type of capacitors mostly found on videocards, and being a solid device they don’t leak or burst years down the road.


Press return twice to start your list 1. In our experience with the MSI K9A2 Platinum we found it’s passive chipset solution quite effective at keeping temperatures in check.

List item the second 3. The details of how the MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. Before the motherboard was overclocked, the processor multiplier was first set to 8x and the k9aa2 to run at DDR MHz mode.

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