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MSI FM2-A55M-E33 FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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  • AMD A55 (Hudson D2)
  • APU (FM2 Socket)
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866

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MSI FM2-A55M-E33 - FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) - HDMI - Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

 

FM2-A55M-E33

World's First UEFI and Software Graphical User Interface

MSI ClickBIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.

Benefits:

  • Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support
  • Simply click or touch and move to change settings
  • Full system control, including overclocking, security and information

 


FM2-A55M-E33

FM2-A55M-E33

All Solid Capacitors

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product's stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.


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HDMI v1.4 (AMD)

HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface - is A new generation, fully digital video/audio interface which can transfer 1080p High-Definition video and Audio output in a single compact connector. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience.

Features

  • Next-gen multimedia interface
  • Deliver full HD video and audio output in only one cable

 


FM2-A55M-E33

i-Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in our current-day, fast moving lifestyle, with smartphones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected. The MSI i-Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the i-Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Features

  • Automatically detects and charges your smartphone or tablet
  • Support Microsoft Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, 32-Bit

 



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AMD Dual Graphics
 

  • The GPU's computing power can be enhanced through the collaborative computing of video cards and APUs
  • Supports AMD Radeon HD 7670 / 7570 / 7470 graphics cards
  • MSI pushes the AMD Dual Graphics technology to its maximum potential

 


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OC Genie II

OC Genie II provides an instant performance boost, optimizing CPU, memory, integrated graphics, and storage device performance when enabled.

Benefits

  • Overclock in one second
  • At least 15% boost in 3D gaming performance
  • Simple and Easy – No need for complex BIOS settings and extra equipment
  • *Features may vary according to your platform and model.

 


FM2-A55M-E33

Winki 3

Winki 3 is a free Linux-based OS which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast boot speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions, such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to get online in the shortest time.

Features

  • User friendly and totally free applications
  • Power-on to run applications in 25 seconds
  • Multi-language interface support

 


FM2-A55M-E33

M-Flash

Compared to common motherboards which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn't need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features

  • Backup/restore your BIOS to/from any USB flash disk
  • Avoid unnecessary repair due to accidental Failures during the upgrading process
  • Increase BIOS lifespan by reducing unnecessary rewrites

 


FM2-A55M-E33

USB Safeguard

USB Safeguard can prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips built-into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, and greatly improves product lifespan.

Features

  • All MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard's anti-ESD chip for thorough protection against ESD damage
  • USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports stand-by power supply

 


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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowering the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features

  • Automatically Detect the BIOS / Driver / VGA / Utility Update
  • Support Microsoft Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, 32-Bit

 


FM2-A55M-E33

Cool n' Quiet

AMD Cool n' Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Core enhancements included in the AMD processors can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking, and increase energy efficiency. Cool n' Quiet technology can automatically adjust the processor ratio to throttle CPU speeds with four modes.

Features

  • Independent Dynamic Core Technology
  • Dual Dynamic Power Management™
  • AMD CoolCore™ Technology
  • AMD Wideband Frequency Control
  • Multi-Point Thermal Control

 

 


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 1/1/2016 4:17:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice Motherboard for the price

Pros: It booted up in the than 15 seconds.

Cons: There is only 2 ram slots.

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  • Jason B.
  • 12/3/2015 2:43:32 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mobo

Pros: Has many of the features you want in a motherboard for a cheap price. Can't go wrong with this one. I bought this to try out an AMD APU for my custom Media Center.

Cons: Only con I can come up with is that there is not enough Sata ports. I ended up having to upgrade hard drives in size quicker than I thought anyway do to amount of media being saved so not really a con and four is usually more than enough for most people (A dvd burner and 3 hard drives is more than most will do/need)

Other Thoughts: This is a great motherboard if you're venturing into APU's. This was also my first experience with UEFI. I went with legacy boot instead of secure boot because I wanted to dual-boot initially between Windows 7 and Linux. I ended up going with just Windows later on with it because of a few snags getting this to work with Arch Linux and AMD Drivers but I did read there are work arounds and I was impatient. This Motherboard also works fine under Windows 10. Kodi runs great and is fast without need of additional GPU. If you use this for major Gaming, I would recommend updating graphics but it will handle minor gaming just fine.

Specs:
CPU/GPU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity Quad-Core 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W AD560KWOHJBOX Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7560D
Mobo: This ;)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
PSU: COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-500 500W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/17/2014 10:30:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsthis mobo is utter garbage

Pros: nothing

Cons: didnt even work,got a rma but that also didnt work.word of advice never buy from msi

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  • Tyler C.
  • 3/15/2014 2:49:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes its job

Pros: Works good with my A8. Nice OC functions, good layout. Great price point. I have been building computers for years and this is the first time i went with an MSI mobo and I was not dissapointed at all

Cons: none at all

Other Thoughts: Chipsets run cool and wide selection of compatible coolers. You definitely want a good cooler on APU's they run really hot

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/3/2014 11:58:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsit works

Pros: click bios, cheap, hasn't died yet.

Cons: the big problem with this mobo is the place where they put the sata ports, if you have a long graphics car like I do it's a tight fit, my graphics card is actually bending up slightly because there isn't enough space to plug anything in. I won't take off a star because of this but the pcb is actually a brownish color and not black, you can tell from a distance so it doesn't big me but some people may mant to consider that.

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  • James D.
  • 2/27/2014 6:36:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOn the fence with this one

Pros: Great board for the price when it works

Cons: I ran into some very odd issues with two of the 4 boards I've bought. two months into the use of one board the machine started developing odd errors and random reboots. Another machine I built two weeks into its use its started to develop odd errors and random reboots. I tried swapping components and finally came to the motherboard. I had a board sent over night and replaced the original. All problems disappeared. I'm in the process of returning the other. I did a bios update.. cleared CMOS all the obvious prior to swapping the board with a new one.

Other Thoughts: I experienced weird issues with this board. I noticed that when I laid the computer case on its side and the motherboard was horizontal the computer issues would subside to some degree.. I thought maybe the CPU was poorly seated which was not the case. Both boards that went bad would fail to work if in a vertical position but would work if laid horizontal. So I'm not sure if there is a cracked trace or bad seat on one of the components of the board. Either way both experienced exact problems and when replaced the problems disappeared. I contacted MSI and the tech seemed at a loss for words... other than RMA it.

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  • Aaron F.
  • 2/24/2014 7:27:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: don't know did not get to use it to see if it had any

Cons: it was DOA

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Paul T.
  • 2/21/2014 12:38:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReally bad!

Pros: Nothing - they sell me a defective Motherboard and then refuse to RMA it. I have been waiting weeks and still no ETA.

Cons: Defective board - and can' get them to RMA another board to me. They told me they never received the board even though they, themselves acknowledged to me in an e-mail that they had received it and I had tracking proving they did. Now they admit they did receive it but can't tell me if I will ever get a replacement board. Really great service!!!!! NOT!!!!

Other Thoughts: I sent my first board into them because of a defective memory slot. I've now been waiting weeks and have no ETA on when they will replace the board. I called MSI in California and they told me it could be weeks longer and if they find that I did anything to the board - they won't replace it. (Sounds like they always find an excuse not to replace their boards)

I will never buy another MSI product again after their poor service to me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Nathan E.
  • 2/11/2014 1:40:05 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Impressed

Pros: The price

Cons: didn't work. claims to be becompatible with Trinity CPU's but is not, probably needs BIOS update which I don't have a different fm2 cpu to do that with.

Other Thoughts: I bought this mobo, it wouldn't POST. So I had the MoBo replaced. Still wouldn't POST so I had the CPU replaced and it still wouldn't POST so I had the MoBo replaced AGAIN and it still wouldn't POST so I'm trying to get a refund and they lost the manual and driver cd, that no one actually uses, so they won't refund me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
Trinity is first generation of FM2 processors therefore they are 100% guaranteed to work right out of box.
Richland processors requires boards shipped after June 2013 to receive support, however all of the boards that circulated in the market now should be able to handle the processors without any issues.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Kurt H.
  • 2/2/2014 7:31:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Windows 7 64 bit works wonderfully with bios 11.1. I have no intentions of reflashing bios unless its totally recommended.

Cons: Windows 8 support... Not that I found.. I installed 8, and everytime would power up, it would have to be repaired with the install disk to get it to bood,. Minus one egg for that... But 7 is flawless.

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