This motherboard has almost everything a person needs, except perhaps a Port 80 card which would have been a nice added touch. Line In connector Mic In connector 7. Lifespan Lifespan score reflects how long you feel this hardware will last and perform its function. The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies. This is an average score out of 10 left by our most trusted members. You can increase the CPU voltage to 1.

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In our experience with the MSI K9A2 Platinum we found it’s passive chipset solution quite effective at keeping temperatures in check. The tables have certainly turned in the other direction now, but AMD still makes very affordable processors which are ideal for mainstream K92a and gaming demands.

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The details mai 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. MSI includes pretty much everything you’ll need to take advantage of the onboard peripherals in the box. You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion.

Future Proof My PC. Lifespan Lifespan score reflects how long you feel this hardware will last and perform jsi function. Press return twice to start your list 1. Release period Release Period – Oct List item the second 3.


We’ll leave the Core 2 Duo vs. The two AMD chipsets generate a moderate jsi of heat, but this totally silent thermal solution is better than using a bunch of little noisy fans.

Current students and faculty of accredited Universities may use Frostytech images in research papers and thesis, provided each image is attributed. View all discussions Login to join the discussion! This motherboard has almost everything a person needs, except perhaps a Port 80 card which would have been a nice added touch.

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

MSI have assembled the K9A2 Platinum motherboard with entirely conductive polymer aluminum solid capacitors. 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 K9w2 on scores by our most trusted members. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

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.

Top 5 Heatsinks Tested. Overclocking is a crap shoot, sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t. As always, it’s important to remember that if water cooling is used here, you k9w2 to point a fan in the direction of these passive heatsinks or the chipsets will not be adequately cooled.


About Us Employment Privacy Policy. 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 Overall Overall score reflects how great you think this hardware is.

A pair of heatpipes snake their way through the components on the K9A2 Platinum, connecting the J9a2 heatsink to a large thin fin copper heatsink mounted to the processor power supply MOSFETs. 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. Global Game Awards List item the third Press return twice to finish your list.

You can increase the CPU voltage to 1.

At a bus speed of MHz the system to crash while loading Windows Vista so we left things at a healthy MHz overclock. Websites you may also like: Try and be conservative with your scoring and that a 10 should mean o9a2 hardware is perfect in all regards and everyone should consider buying it.

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