Much attention is paid to the memory power system: By the way, one of the arguments for using older chipsets is their support for DDR2 memory. There wouldn’t have been anything strange in this fact manufacturers often design common PCB layouts for similar motherboards—but the fact is, X48 Platinum significantly differs from X48C Platinum in PCB design in particular, the top model supports only DDR3 and has four slots for such memory. According to the documentation, the motherboard should be equipped with power and reset buttons they were not installed in our sample , which may be a nice addon for some users. Auto or a multiplier to the FSB frequency: Unfortunately, it’s not a very good solution, because a user has to install two stubs into memory slots of the unused type. BioShock Infinite and Metro:
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MSI X48C Platinum – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – X48
On the whole, Xbased motherboards won’t have a serious impact on the market: So we’d like to thank MSI and a number of other companies that support this initiative. It’s hard to determine the reason of such differences in Marvell 88SE operations in different motherboards; we can only c48c that BIOS updates will fix the problem.
Besides, it solved almost all problems with its dimensions. There wouldn’t have been anything strange in this fact manufacturers often design common PCB layouts for similar motherboards—but the fact is, X48 Platinum significantly differs from X48C Platinum in PCB design in particular, the top model supports only DDR3 and has four slots for such memory.
Common users will certainly prefer DDR2 memory as well, if they have a look at prices. Much attention is paid to x48 memory power system: Besides, MSI engineers borrowed a very good idea from Shuttle: Support for two memory types is a rare feature for this class of motherboards, so MSI X48C Platinum definitely stands out here.
That’s the explanation for the current situation, typical of transition periods, when even top motherboards on new chipsets support an old memory type, even though enthusiasts shouldn’t be scared away by high prices.
iXBT Labs – MSI X48C Platinum Motherboard on Intel X48 Chipset
Intel Core 2 Duo E 2. In fact, motherboard manufacturers should not be blamed: To make up for the bulky solution, mdi stubs are equipped with LEDs that indicate the current memory type and help diagnose startup problems if they don’t light up, you have a problem.
Nevertheless, this very motherboard is a good choice: X48C Platinum looks great versus its competitor: On the other hand, all HDD connectors lie on their sides, so even the longest expansion card won’t block them. BioShock Infinite and Metro: The motherboard uses an unusual switching voltage regulator for a CPU: Having examined all strange elements of the motherboard, let’s return to the “normal” issues.
Moreover, there have appeared some problems with the layout of elements: Any top model manufacturers will hardly offer other products on X48 will try to distinguish itself in shape and number of heat x48v in its cooling system, of course. It’s difficult to take into account all pros and cons of this approach perhaps, it has more pros than consbut it’s certainly an unusual situation.
Well, in our case the third heat sink expectedly covers empty PCB. The motherboard uses Marvell 88SE IDE controller, employed in the latest MSI products, so you don’t have to worry about support for hard drives with the old interface: This rear panel also places four USB ports in a separate group.
Unfortunately, Dual Core Center failed to work with this motherboard—probably a newer version of this utility is required.
Another advantage of this PCB layout for many users is three PCI slots accessible even if you install a very thick graphics card. This is a modern motherboard with average functionality among representatives of all chipsets: Like many manufacturers, MSI has announced its motherboards on the Intel X48 chipset prior to the official announcement of the latter.
In return, analog audio output 4x8c on a msu good level, being one of the best representatives of the integrated audio. Indeed, many computer enthusiasts, who plan an upgrade with the launch of faster processors, are not willing to change their expensive memory kits for overclockers. Judging by photos on the MSI web site, PCB layout of the retail product will remain the same however, the third heat sink and its heat pipe will be removed.
This program usually offers rich options for overclocking and monitoring, including control over rotational speed of system fans. We can only say that the product implements this hybrid technology on a good level. Theoretically, the situation should be similar to that with EPP: