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MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A75 (Hudson D3)
  • APU (FM2 Socket)
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866
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Learn more about the MSI FM2-A75MA-E35

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
FM2-A75MA-E35

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
FM2
CPU Type
APU (FM2 Socket)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD A75 (Hudson D3)

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
2×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2133(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
1
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/10/JBOD

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
1 x ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector
CPU x 1 / System x 2 FAN connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x Front panel connector
1 x Serial port connector
1 x TPM Module connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x Parallel connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
9.6" x 8.98"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
OC Genie II: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec

ClickBIOS II: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS interface

Super Charger: fast charge iPad/iPhone/smartphone

Support USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s

HDMI v1.4 (AMD)

USB Safeguard

M-Flash

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the MSI FM2-A75MA-E35

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  • Ronald H.
  • 4/13/2014 5:42:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsterrible

Pros: None

Cons: I have had now 2 of these boards first one d.o.a. I had to ship to MSI because i set it aside and didn't get to installing it right away. The one the sent back no video. last time I buy anything from this company

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  • David H.
  • 4/6/2014 1:14:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBIOS update

Pros: been using for a couple of months and no problems; wanted sata III (for ssd mostly) and wanted usb 3.0, which is why I got the A75 as opposed to the A-55 (had to add a hyphen because of inappropriateness)

Cons: making sure the APU and cooler/fan are working as they should has been a bit mystifying running Windows 7 and Xubuntu 13.10, but not sure if this is because of the motherboard or AMD or my ignorance, so no egg dropping

Other Thoughts: APU - A8-5600K
Windows 7 professional
The system runs well but I wanted to benchmark it. Windows Experience Index was 4.8 for graphics. Cinebench OpenGL test was low - 18.23. After doing a BIOS update from version 2.2 to 2.3 the scores went up - 6.7 WEI and 29.60 Cinebench. Don't really notice any difference in everyday use, but I recommend flashing the BIOS, at least with the A8-5600K APU.

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  • Paul P.
  • 4/1/2014 5:33:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne Year old and Richland

Pros: Four stars for performance and price.

I am RIchland on this one year old board. I am bragging as I had the old time getting the Richland in. The Trinity was cool but I saw the other Trinity dual-core platform looking for a quad AND I wanted the hottest FM2 for me and Saints Row IV.

There can be no better Tower Rig in the world for the money. I also got GeIL up to 1900 or so leaving the 2133 as overhead for TURBO.

These clocks are so EZ and cool this has to be the future.

Cons: See MSI tell you this older model needs a Trinity CPU to flash to the Richland....There is a new version so not an issue.

Other Thoughts: These 4.0+ clocks and 30C temps.....what is not to like.

Graphics looks good. Not all the eyecandy of a HD7970 Ghz 3MB XFX I got with a i7n 3930. BUT I can see swapping out of IGD.

BUT you are good to go with a 400-450w PSU with IGD.

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  • Richard S.
  • 3/15/2014 9:25:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLinux friendly.

Pros: I use this board to run a CentOS Server. BIOS allows you to EASILY switch any bootable device (USB, hard drives, DVD/CD) between "legacy boot" mode and (ahem) "Windows Monopoly-Preservation Boot". For me, this was a required feature.

Board is low-cost, the layout is very clean, and it runs flawlessly so far.

I'm using DDR3-1600, although it does support faster memory. WD 'black' hard drive. PSU is high-quality, active PFC. new 'Trinity' A6. My system load is relatively low, and I hardly ever use graphical desktop. (Unless using GUI update tools and Server controller programs, I set runlevel=3.) I don't use any overclocking, because it's a 24x7 Server.

Obviously, I'm not any sort of "stress test" configuration. But everything has been great so far. I typically have it running for 1-3 weeks at a time.

Cons: none so far.

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  • Bobby D.
  • 2/23/2014 9:38:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: Never got the motherboard to post. DOA.

Other Thoughts: Based on the suggestion of MSI support, RMA'd since it was a brand new purchase. Based on the support received from Newegg to figure why my replacement RMA turned into a refund RMA, will be hesitant to purchase from again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

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

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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  • Joe S.
  • 2/20/2014 3:29:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Built for a local car shop to store invoices.

Stable under stock clocks and voltages

detects ram and cpu settings properly.

Cons: MSI bios for their low end boards always annoy me and seem to lack in features that other brands would have at the same price point.

Other Thoughts: Overall I am satisfied. No weird coil noises or stability issues noticed. Would buy again if the price was the best in town.

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  • Joshua W.
  • 2/20/2014 1:52:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard, Excellent value.

Pros: -All solid caps.
-No issues during setup
-USB 3.0
-SATA 3
-Seems to be high-quality

Used with an A10 6700 and it worked great with absolutely no issues. Up-to-date drivers were easy to find on the MSI website. Everything seems fully functional and it has given no issues at all as of yet. Great low-cost, high-quality motherboard.

Cons: -Only 2 RAM slots

No real cons that come to mind. I wish it had 4 RAM slots, but I knew it had 2 going in. For the price, I certainly can't complain.

Other Thoughts: Great value! As with any motherboard, I recommend going to the manufacturer website and getting the most up to date drivers rather than using the CD that comes with it.

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  • Scott B.
  • 2/20/2014 11:45:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: Ordered it a month ago but waited until yesterday to install it. Had the same no POST / no video problems that have been mentioned in many of the reviews. After much research on this board after the fact, I chose poorly. Went through all the troubleshooting steps, nothing worked. Swapped with a Gigabyte MB and everything worked nicely. I probably will not even RMA it and just eat the $58 because I don't want another one.

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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  • Stacy M.
  • 2/17/2014 8:13:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME

Pros: really good, the bios is very simple,couldn't agree more

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: none

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  • Thomas H.
  • 2/7/2014 11:12:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI FM2 Mainboard

Pros: I haven't had this mainboard very long and it was selected for a customer's build. It features all solid caps, although I don't believe this equates to great reliability. I have an old Pentium 3 Abit mainboard that still boots up and works, and those caps are from 1999. An old Biostar workstation board from 2005 still works too. At least solid caps look pretty.

What is nice is the ability to adjust BIOS settings from within Windows and the overall build quality of the board. All the solder points are solid and the PCB isn't flimsy, which is unusual on mainboards at this price. It also has 6 SATA connectors and a floppy connector, Gigabit LAN, and all the connections you need for 8.1 surround sound in the back using either HDMI or the old plugs.

It supports a 100w FM2 A8 chip just fine and the Crucial DDR3 I selected was auto detected immediately with correct timings and voltage.

Both the onboard APU graphics and a discreet addon graphics card work well.

It has a couple of USB 3.0 ports in the back and plenty of USB 2.0 connectors. It even includes a single PS/2 port for older keyboard or for troublshooting USB problems.

Works just find with the included MSI software or AMD Overdrive.

Cons: The reviews posted after I made the purchase that report tons of problems related to APU video and/or memory issues is disturbing. That and suddenly the board isn't available for purchase any longer.

Long video cards may block some of the SATA ports.

MSI really needs to silk screen the Power, Reset, HDD LED, and so forth on their mainboards... ya know, like everyone else.

Other Thoughts: Mainboard shipped with 2.2 BIOS and upgrading to 2.3 BIOS occurred without issue. I tested the board as thoroughly as possible within the few days I had before delivery of the completed PC and didn't run into any issues.

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