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MSI K9N Neo-F AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR2 800
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A full featured motherboard with plenty of power, the MSI K9N Neo-F is great motherboard for anyone needing to replace or upgrade their system. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2, suitable for Athlon 64 and Sempron processors, including the X2 and FX series, the K9N Neo-F is more than capable of handling anything you may want to run. Using the Nvidia nForce 550 chipset the K9N Neo-F supports up to 4GB of DDR2 memory for supreme power.

It also includes a gigabit Ethernet port, 7.1 channel onboard sound, and 4 SATA ports. Those 4 ports, let you add multiple hard drives to the system, the mobo supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and JBOD. The K9N Neo-F has multiple expansion slots to use including one x16, and two x1 PCIe slots, plus an additional three PCI slots. Build a powerful system: the K9N Neo-F is a solid foundation.

  • newegg AMD Socket AM2 This motherboard supports AMD’s Socket AM2-based CPUs, including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and Sempron series. With a 2000MHz system bus using Hyper Transport Technology and support for dual-channel DDR2 RAM, AM2 motherboards form the basis for phenomenal system performance.
  • newegg NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP for Mainstream Users NVIDIA nForce 550 MCPs deliver outstanding quality and performance to casual PC users, gamers and business users alike with advanced SATA 3Gb/s RAID and High Definition Audio features.
  • newegg PCI Express x16 Graphics Interface The latest PCI Express x16 graphics interface delivers over 3.5 times the bandwidth of AGP 8X to support the latest high-performance graphics cards.
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. Four 3Gb/s SATA II ports support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The MSI K9N Neo-F features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mb/s data transfer rates. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Patrick G.
  • 8/2/2007 4:41:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than Expected

Pros: This board is extremely stable with my setup. I use Linux and everything was detected and working fine out of the box. I have it running with OCZ SOE DDR2-667 RAM and an Opteron 1212 stable. The chipset does NOT get as hot as some people discribe. Just make sure you have a good, efficient, negative airflow. This will prevent any heat-pockets that may that may build up around the chipset, or anywhere in the case, causing a rise in temperature especially on the NB.

Cons: The overclocking is limited to just FSB controls. Also you will want to check your BIOS right away because it may not set everything correctly. Make sure you check the RAM clockspeed, RAM voltages, and HT speeds as they may not be set to your hardware's maximum/rating (IE: DDR2-800 set to 667 or HT 1000 set to HT 800, etc). With a little tweaking, and a minute of your time, you will get things running correctly.

Other Thoughts: It is also good practice to keep the BIOS up to date. I solved some initial problems with my opteron by flashing from v1.4 to v1.8.

Also the Dual-Channel setup is weird. Normally to get Dual-Channel with 2 sticks in Channel A, you would plug the modules in DIMMs 1+3 (they are also color coded; the same color). Well with this mobo I had to plug the modules in DIMMs 1+2 (which are different colors) to get Dual-Channel support.

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  • Gustavo L.
  • 7/28/2007 8:56:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for it's price

Pros: Great motherboard, silent, efficient, fast, and zero problems as always with MSI.

Cons: This board is not made for overclocking it lacks of VCore control and it can go too far when overclocking.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/13/2007 6:52:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsHit the Ground Running

Pros: Overall it's a very good board. Out of the box everything fired up perfectly. The install went smoothly and the BIOS setup was a snap.

Cons: The NB heatsink does get quite warm. If you are going to overclock in the slightest you need to replace the heatsink. There is a plug for a NB fan and the existing heatsink looks like it would be pretty easy to remove. If you aren't overclocking then its really nothing to worry about.

Other Thoughts: As I said, it worked right out of the box. I wouldn't call it an overclocker's board because of the NB heatsink, but if you replace that, then you should do fine. Unlike a board I purchased back in November from another manufacturer, this one will take DDR2 800 without a problem. Not one BSOD yet and I've been trying! Also, I was concerned about the size of the NB heatsink in relation to the GPU, but there was no issue. However, if you place a new fan on the NB you will need to get one that will work around your GPU. Some sort of L shaped sink to get it out from under the GPU.

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  • David S.
  • 7/1/2007 10:12:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne easy build!

Pros: This board was one easy build! Used in new machine with Vista Ultimate and everything loaded and self installed drivers and all. paired with an AMD 64X2 5600+ turned out to be one nice machine. Great built in sound as well.

Cons: No firewire but I had a card already

Other Thoughts: If you are doing a Vista build this is a great board if you want a hassle free install

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  • Donald J.
  • 6/26/2007 3:42:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood budget board

Pros: No real problems. Good budget board, up and running in under 20min.

Cons: Only one IDE. I also didnt know this was a micro board, but thats my fault xD.

Other Thoughts: Power connectors for the mobo were awkward and hard to put on. Only because i chose to buy a huge cpu fan, but eh.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2007 5:01:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: Great board. Posted first boot. No problems with setup and overclocking is easy.

Cons: When I startup I have to unplug my usb mouse and wait till I see the Windows logo...I hope that a soon-to-come bios update will fix that. Also, the placement of the front audio connector is a litte akward. My case is huge and I had to buy an extender to hook up the front ports. The northbridge does get hot but an aftermarket heatsink takes care of that.

Other Thoughts: Even though my "CONS" section is larger than my "PROS" section this is a fantastic board with everything you'll need for a basic build.

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  • Roderick K.
  • 6/20/2007 10:57:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's been a fine runner each time

Pros: All the most needed basic features. I've built up a few systems using this board and I have not been disappointed. The chipset has not given me any "flaky" or unstable occurrences.

Cons: Definitely the chipset heat (the mortal enemy of electronics). It didn't cause any problems, but I put a small fan on it anyway, and this is enough to keep it quite cool).

Other Thoughts: Pick up a small fan, and I think you'll be happy with it. Some of the connector positions are not ideal, but it's workable. You never know what your gonna get with system boards these days. But at least for the moment I have a choice that I'm comfortable with.

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  • Elijah E.
  • 6/12/2007 6:06:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board so far...

Pros: This board was a breaze to install. some mention that the power is in an awkward place, but my cables were long enough so no biggie.

Cons: No XP 64bit drivers come with the board. A bit silly if ou ask me, since MSI boasts that the board supports 64-bit chips. The only drivers available were for Vista 64...and i am not jumping on that train just yet...

Other Thoughts: a great board. The lack of 64-bit drivers sucked, but all in all i am pleased.

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  • Josiah B.
  • 6/2/2007 7:29:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Motherboard

Pros: Price. Stable. Works nicely with Linux and Windows. Enough SATA ports to last me a while. Enjoy the on-board sound and GbE. Good Layout of components and placement of RAM slots away from video card (had problems on earlier boards). Plethora of USB ports.

Cons: After some debating I still went with this motherboard even though it only has 1 PATA port. I have to run my old HDs off of a PCI card. The sound drivers under windows are a bit unstable and the port sensing feature stops sometimes. Could be my PSU, but voltages seem to be a bit wobbly.

Other Thoughts: I have had this motherboard for about 10 months now and it has yet to give me a single problem, running a 3800X2, 2 x 1GB DDR800, with a 1900xt and everything is stable. Had to change the RAM voltage to 2.1V because the default is 1.8V (good for slower modules, not for low latency high speed ones, really depends on manufacture too)

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  • Glendon E.
  • 6/2/2007 7:12:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggspoor even for the price

Pros: good Looking motherboard, and the title bar in the bios has pretty scrolling colors. and if you set bios to show the boot logo, "The core cell you'll ever need" cmon maybe not a genious wrote that, but to include it in mtbs for more than 2 yrs is just hilarious.

Cons: if your getting a big video card, its kinda tough getting it into the slot for the bios heatsink. ALSO the major problem i had with it, is that the board had automatic conflicts WITH ITSELF right out the box. it was the built in nic. "could not find enough resources" error in device manager. flashed to every available manufacturer bios out there with NO luck whatsoever. also usb was intermittent. It very well could have been just a bad board, its happened to alot of us who deal with this stuff all the time, but with this mtb, it seemed more like the issues you have with cheapo mtbs that doesnt have a resolution.

Other Thoughts: well, if you dont have the problems i had then good for you, i hope this board works well for many people but it just felt too much like a manufacturer issue that has yet to be resolved rather than an incompatibility with other hardware or a bad mb. could have been a great one but returned for refund and im going with asus from now on.

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