MSI P45 Platinum


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The P45 Platinum is a socket 775 motherboard that uses the Intel P45 Express chipset. It has 4 DDR2-1200 DIMM slots, 2 PCI-Express 2.0 x16, 2 PCI-Express x1, 2 PCI slots, integrated audio, and supports 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz FSB speeds. Rear panel I/O ports include: 6 USB 2.0, 2 LAN (RJ45), 1 optional IEEE1394, 1 External SATA, 1 Optical and 1 Coaxial S/PDIF output, and 8-channel audio I/O.


MSI P45 Platinum Reviews Rating: 83 out of 100 based on 2 ratings.

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Neoseeker  --- Jul 21 '08
HardOCP  --- Jun 12 '08
Legion Hardware  --- Oct 15 '08 85/100 Jul 20 '08
Overclockers Club  --- Jun 29 '08
Tweak Town 88% Jun 17 '08
X-bit labs  --- Sep 08 '08 4/5 Sep 17 '08
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MSI P45 Platinum Roundups and Shootouts

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MSI P45 Platinum Review Hot Hardware -- Oct 27 '08
MSI P45 Platinum Review PC Perspective -- Dec 24 '08

HardOCP on Jun 12 '08

"On the overclocking side, MSI has greatly changed up how it is done. You are not going to dive into this board like you would many other cookie-cutter BIOS motherboards today. The MSI has shown to..."

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Legion Hardware on Oct 22 '08

"...if we had trouble overclocking with the P45 Platinum, less experienced users will likely pull their hair out till there is nothing left. Nevertheless, not all of us like to overclock our..."

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"The board was stable throughout testing and performed about on average with other P45 boards we have seen. One cool feature of the board is the GreenPower utility which can save energy when..."

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Neoseeker on Jul 22 '08

"If you don't need to tweak the last HZ out of your setup, an E8400 and an MSI P45 Platinum combined with a good cooler such as the Noctua 12 would probably let you run at 9x450MHz without too much..."

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Overclockers Club on Jun 30 '08

"The airflow flowing across the finned coolers from the CPU cooler was sufficient enough to keep the assembly from getting too warm. Nice work considering some of the cooling solutions here lately..."

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