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MSI K9A Platinum AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 580X CrossFire
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
  • DDR2 800
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An upscale, full-featured motherboard with plenty of power, the MSI K9A Platinum is designed specifically with the gamer in mind. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2, suitable for Athlon 64 processors, including the X2 and FX series, it's more than capable of handling anything you an throw at it. Using the ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 3200 chipset, the K9A Platinum supports CrossFire, letting you use 2 graphics cards together for even more processing power.

It also includes support for up to 8GB's of DDR2 memory, dual gigabit Ethernet ports, 7.1 channel onboard sound, and 4 SATA ports. Add storage capacity to your system through those ports with RAID 0, 1 and 0+1. Expand your system into new slots, with two x16, and two x1 PCIe slots, plus an additional two PCI slots. For any gamer that wants to build a killer system, the MSI K9A Platinum is a great launch pad.

  • newegg AMD Socket AM2 This motherboard supports AMD's Socket AM2-based CPUs, including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 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 ATI CrossFire Multi VPU Technology Support The MSI K9A Platinum incorporates full support for ATI CrossFire technology. The ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset delivers unrivalled bandwidth for true full-bandwidth 2x16 PCI Express slots and offers the utmost flexibility and options for support of the fastest GPUs as well as connector-free CrossFire 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 SATA II ports support RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD array for better performance, enhanced data security, and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg Dual Gigabit LAN The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. Dual Gigabit LAN means rapid data transfers from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.
  • newegg S/PDIF Out Interface S/PDIF allows connections to today's hottest digital audio devices without signal loss. Connect S/PDIF out to an AC-3 decoder for full-on theater quality digital sound.
  • newegg IEEE 1394a Support IEEE 1394 is a widely used standard of interface between personal computers and digital AV equipment. With IEEE 1394a you can easily connect digital devices such as a digital camcorder to the IEEE 1394a port provided on this motherboard for up to 400Mbps data transfer speeds.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Pete I.
  • 1/27/2008 7:30:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI "Bowie knife of justice" K9A

Pros: Good layout good connectors
good packaging .
Who needs those $250 and up rail-cooled boards when a well built
$130 unit gives you what a MB should give you .
Try not to pay more than 150 bucks for a main board ,
Try not to pay much less either

Cons: Not really a con but if you buy this board your either did some reasearch or you like the colors .
Its made for a Ati card it'll make a Ati card run faster than in other systems along with Mixin up Nvidia based cards.

Other Thoughts: MSI and AMD did a nice job of putting a-lot of tech into a inexpensive board , theres not a piece of hardware on the market that this board will not run to its full potential .

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2008 4:18:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsnice

Pros: Crossfire, nice layout, won't lose anything vital when i can afford another vid card. Have a AMD 4000+ running at 2.4, could easily push it higher.

Cons: not a fan of my USB mouse and keyboard, does not like to see them at boot, went to ps/2 and all is well. Haven't managed to get live update to work, but i can do all that stuff manually. hopefully issues will be fixed when i get around to flashing the bios

Other Thoughts: rolled the dice on an open box and lucked out, it works and I got everything but the manual. May be a few bugs with the board but for what I paid i feel like I robbed a bank.

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  • mark s.
  • 1/25/2008 9:32:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: easy to set up bios flashing works good runs like a top

Cons: way not good for overclocking i got it 500mhz overclocked and now it bsod's all the time and not starting so id have to reset my compy's bois over and over again till i just gave up and left stock

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  • Sharon N.
  • 1/21/2008 3:56:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter of the 580x

Pros: Stable, fast, the machine runs great. No issues with PQI RAM or 600W Rosewill PSU.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Gets along great with XP 64 and Oblivion. Good board for the price.

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  • Jim J.
  • 1/19/2008 11:41:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

Pros: I have found this board to be very solid. No problems at all unless I overclock too much. Quiet and runs cool. Running SATA II 160 gig HD, 2 gig 800mhz ram, radeon 512 graphics, getting ready to upgrade to 4 gig of ram. This MB is fine and can be pumped to go very fast.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you have lock ups with your board as stated above, possibly you just need to exchange it. It isn't the board design, may have just come off the line with a defect. Excecellent board for me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/17/2008 4:17:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING MoBo

Pros: I have yet to have any problems with this. AMAZING fast delivery, very resonably priced. for what i use it for, I couldnt be happier.

Cons: None as of yet

Other Thoughts: my roommate bought a prepackaged computer at the same time i put mine together. Not only did he pay more, but his has already has three service calls. :D I win.

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  • Michael M.
  • 1/9/2008 1:17:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNot that great at all

Pros: None really that I can think of. Has the same overall features all other motherboards have...

Cons: Continuous, sporadic hard lockups. Occasional BSOD. No error logs to tell what is wrong. Memory tested fine. Processor is not overheating, so my expert opinion is this board is jumk. Can't flash BIOS. MSI Live update is junk. PC locks up every time I use MSI live update. Impossible to troubleshoot since it has never locked up for the same "reason" ever. Piece of junk motherboard.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this thinking it was a good buy. I should have never upgraded. I've ran a Soyo KT600 Dragon for a few years and NEVER had a problem at all. I only bought this board because my AGP card died and going back to another AGP card instead of moving forward to PCI-e was not a good move. Boy do I regret it.

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  • Richard B.
  • 1/6/2008 8:50:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsrighteous

Pros: works awsum with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+! dual PCI Express x16, 4 SATA connectors, plenty of usb ports, nice audio, 4 DDR2 SLOTS!

Cons: none!

Other Thoughts: MSI K9A Platinum 580X Crossfire Mobo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Processor, Zalman CNPS9700 CPU Cooler, Sapphire 100206L Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card, (2) Wintec AMPX 1GB ddr2 800 Memory, Seagate 250GB SATA Hard Drive, Samsung 20X DVD-+R Lightscribe Burner, Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium

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  • JENNIFER A.
  • 1/4/2008 1:39:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill running strong!!!

Pros: OK guys, I wrote my first review on this board Jan 07, right after I bought it. It worked great then and a year later it's still kicking tail!! Over the year I have done a lot of overclocking and I have never updated the bios. This bios makes it super easy to overclock, if you don't mind reseting the cmos from time to time. I was able to run my Athlon64 FX dualcore 2.8 @ 3.05 by setting my FSB to 235 and Multiplyer to 13x. If you don't know what I'm talking about you need to read about overclocking first!! I bought this board @ 128.99 and it was and still is worth every penny!!!

Cons: The only thing that has ever happened was the motherboard not recognizing the ps2 keyboard once in a blue moon, only required a reboot to fix each time.

Other Thoughts: This board has ran strong for a very long time with overclocked settings! No Complaints, Great Price! I will be purchasing the K9A2 for my next upgrade!! MSI has won me over!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2008 9:35:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Crossfire Support. Supports all AMD Processors with phenom support possibly coming. Board is laid out well and the manual is very detailed. It even comes with a big poster sized picture of the motherboard detailing eveything.

Cons: The board died in less than a week. I don't know if their was a flaw in the board I recieved, but I tested the memory, power supply, and processor and they all still worked.

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