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Item#: N82E16813130161

MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 1066
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Shawn D.
  • 11/1/2013 7:08:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome

Pros: I've had this in my current build since 2009. This mobo has been awesome, and with its current configuration runs all the new games at high res with good speed and little latency. I'm currently running only 4G RAM, but am adding another 4G soon and expect load times for games to be faster.

Cons: None

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  • Allen A.
  • 10/12/2013 11:53:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWas a great board

Pros: The board worked for 5 years. Was easily configured.I bought it in 2008. Had upgraded the bios to version 3.5.

Cons: Yesterday the computer just shut off while idling. I reset the power and the board power cycled off and on 4 or 5 times. I reset the power again. Waited a few minutes and turned it back on. It posted up. Ran normally. Then after about 8 hours it died again.
Now it wont post at all after I've disconnected everything from the board and even tried a different cpu / memory and a new cmos battery.

Other Thoughts: The board lasted merely 5 years before the cmos took a nose dive and won't post. Now I think about it, I've went through 4 different western digital hard drives in it. Must have been something wrong with it from the start.to have destroyed the re4 drives.
I'm going to upgrade to gigabyte. I'm looking at this board now.
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard for 134.99

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  • Justin L.
  • 9/7/2012 10:29:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Still runs great after 3 or 4 years.
I love the layout of the board, I feel like MSI does a great job.
Great price

Cons: I wouldn't recommend this board (if you can find it) nowadays, there are a lot better options and the AM2+/AM2 socket will really limit what CPUs and RAM you can use.

Other Thoughts: I've had this thing for about 3 or 4 years now. Installed it in my first system that I built from the ground up. First time I plugged everything in, it booted flawlessly. Currently using a Athlon II x2 64 6000+ CPU and about to put a x4 640 to give this board another year or so before I replace it all.

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  • Dale T.
  • 5/26/2009 10:50:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDoes not want to boot

Pros: Works well, when it does boot up. No real stability issues even after having my computer on for days/weeks at a time.

Cons: There is a reason for leaving it on. Once it is off, it is a real hassle to turn on again. Frequently shuts off at "Decompressing bios to ram" stage of boot.
CPU-z and NVidia's web based driver scan detect chipset as 740a instead of 750a.

Other Thoughts: Will rate better if situation is resolved. Removed chipset heatsinks and chipset is labeled as nforce 750a. Currently working with nvidia and msi on cause for boot failure and chipset issue.

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  • KB S.
  • 5/18/2009 8:37:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy

Pros: On board optical and integrated 8000 series video. Not a bad price. Includes automated driver update software.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking to use SLI in the near future, but don't have the cash, this will keep you running until you do.

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  • Ivan R.
  • 5/17/2009 5:01:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPhenom II X4 955 WOW!

Pros: Had this board a while now. Flashed it with BIOS v.3.5 and took a chance. Yep! Phenom II X4 955 fired right up. OC'ed to 3.683 GHz so far.

Cons: WARNING! After CPU install got straight to BIOS and set to fail safe settings FIRST. When I went into BIOS the CPU voltage was set way too high. Aster that I started to OC.

Other Thoughts: So far I'm hitting a wall at 3.7 GHz.

System:
Phenom II X4 955
MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
BFG 8800 GTX OC Edition
ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 120mm Heat sink & Fan
ABS Tagan ITZ 900 Watt ATX Power Supply
LIAN-LI PC-V1000BPLUSII Case
SONY/NEC AWG170S-B2 SATA DVD Burners x2

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  • Tracy G.
  • 5/12/2009 3:26:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI guess I got the good one...

Pros: Hybrid SLI using 8600 PCI-E if you need it, frankly I bought at 9800GT and turned the Hybrid SLI off. Will recognize any chip socket 940 and up, X2, Phenom, Phenom II etc.

Circi-Pipe, looks cool, LEDs through case look nice.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Some people say they are having trouble with their board recognizing their 7750 Kuma, I had no problems, originally had BIOS 3.1, but recently upgraded to BIOS 3.4 to use with Windows 7 RC. Also if you own the 7750 Kuma, it's a Phenom with 1 or 2 cores disabled, so you can run 1066 memory just set in the DRAM settings 1:2:66 and you're good to go.

I don't overclock, though if I wanted to it has plenty of features, multiplier is unlocked on the 7750 Kuma and any Black edition CPUs.

Stock cooling, 30C idle, 40C load, only thing I recommend is not using the Dual-Core Center as it will cause your LEDs to report incorrectly. Use CoreTemp for CPU and nVidia System Utilities for all other temps.

My rig:
MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum
MSI N9800GT-OC 512 v1
4GB Corsair XMS PC8500
1x WD 80GB SATA
1x WD 80GB PATA
1x WD 320GB SATA
Ultra X3 600W PSU
Windows 7 RC x64

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  • Ralph C.
  • 5/11/2009 9:12:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: great board, I like the spacing of the slots and the four sata ports that don't get blocked by large video cards. Dual Ide ports are good for upgraders with ide drives. the leds are nice in a clear side case. Reconized my Phenom II 940 BE right away w/o a bios upgrade

Cons: CPUid says the northbridge is 740a not a 750a

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  • Ernest O.
  • 5/11/2009 6:43:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsDoesn't allow you to changes voltages...

Pros: This motherboard is pretty good. Recognizes AMD Phenom X4 and Phenom II X4 chips. Runs amazing if your ram is set to 800mhz. Overclocking is not very easy as it does not let you change any voltages at all...

Cons: My OCZ Reaper 1066mhz ram doesn't function well with this board at all. When it is clocked at 800mhz, it is fine, but when it is clocked at 1066mhz I get lockups, freezes, and blue screens galore.

Other Thoughts: Many of you advertise this as a great board for overclocking, however, all of my voltage options and overclocking options are greyed out? Why is that? Without being able to change my Rams voltage, the ram it is advertised to use doesn't work...

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  • August P.
  • 5/11/2009 2:49:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorks great without a monitor plugged in!

Pros: This is a great choice for systems not needing video. Very versatile.

Cons: If, as is the case with most of us (including me), you need video this board could turn out to be not a great choice.

Other Thoughts: I have had very bad with this board. Unless magic happens, I'm about to RMA this board. This is a replacement for another such board which also had an onboard video failure (albeit of a slightly different nature).

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