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MSI A55M-E35 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A55 (Hudson D2)
  • Athlon/A- Series
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866/1600/1333
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Overview


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MSI A55M-E35 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI
Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Military Class 4

MSI's new Military Class 4 components support you while you are questing, racing, battling and shooting your way to the top. MSI's Military Class 4 components deliver record-breaking stability when you need to keep cool in the heat of battle. The new standard in stability built on a proven technology of high quality components.

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Fast Boot

No more waiting for entering OS! MSI Fast Boot helps to make motherboards boot lightning fast. MSI also add the GO2BIOS button with-in. Simply click it to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.

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Military Class Essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the worst conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system surviving each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

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Humidity
Protection

The latest Gen 4 Fabric PCB helps against moisture caused by some humid conditions and environments.

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ESD
Protection

Anti-ESD ICs and fuses onboard helps to totally protect your motherboard from electrostatic damage.

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EMI
Protection

The optimized EMI-proof design helps to keep users safe when during a long-time computer operation.

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High Temperature
Protection

Certificated Military Class 4 components work stably under some extreme conditions.

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OC Genie 4

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OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver plate.

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Three Display Outputs

With the 4th Gen Intel® Core processors featuring Intel® HD Graphics core inside, MSI's 8 series motherboards that equips with three video ports support the triple display output a more flexible usage.

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Winki 3

Winki 3 is a free Linux-based OS which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast booting 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 be online in the shortest time.

Features

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

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AMD Dual Graphics

  • The GPU's computing power can be enhanced through the collaborative computing of video cards and APU
  • Support AMD Radeon HD series graphics card*
  • MSI completely exerts the AMD Dual Graphics technology to the best

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Three Display Outputs

With the AMD FM2+/FM2 A-series APU featuring integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 8000/7000 series graphics inside, MSI’s FM2+ series motherboards that equip with three video ports support the triple display outputs a more flexible usage.


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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 lowers 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 XP / Vista / 7 – 32- & 64-bit

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World's First PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand

With ultra-high 32GBps transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

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Benefits:

  • Double the Bandwidth
  • Increased efficiency and compatibility
  • Extreme performance for current and next-gen PCI Express cards

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M-Flash

Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage: first, it 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 Accident Failures During the Upgrading Process
  • Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

What's in the Box

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Learn more about the MSI A55M-E35

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Dinesh G.
  • 7/17/2014 10:36:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard

Pros: Great motherboard for my HTPC. Everything worked.

Cons: No USB 3.0
Seems to have some issues in Ubuntu with dual boot.(Windows works fine) - hopefully it will be fixed soon - one egg for it.

Other Thoughts: Documentation incorrect on jumper position for USB. Thought my board was faulty before I found another review here with correct details.

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  • Joel N.
  • 7/12/2014 7:39:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMSI A55M-E35 Mobo

Pros: First board booted up Win7 with no problems, many features for a economy class board. Low price makes this a good canidate for freinds to get started in building their own PC. UEFI BIOS in a APU board seemed like a good value.

Cons: Had trouble with second & third board, no video out of HDMI. NewEgg graciously returned for credit, before I discovered APU mobos do not like HDMI to DVI video cables. When I swapped cables to straight through the video worked.
Should have done more research on Linux dual booting, first build was for a friend who really wanted Ubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately, latest kernel has integrated video calls. This affect several Linux flavors and just not Ubuntu. I had to pass kernel options to get past blank screens and reboots. NOMODESET worked to get install completed, but not for the inexperienced.
Still working on dual booting, UEFI does not recognize my Ubuntu boot manager so far, starts Win 7 instead of GRUB boot manager.

Other Thoughts: Admittedly, this was my first experience with an APU board and I could have been more thorough experimenting with video before returning. Once again NewEgg shines through with return satisfaction.
Linux on this board is problematic, but not impossible. If your Google Fu is strong, it can be done by following specific steps. So far it is working using UEFI/legacy option in BIOS, just was not as easy as installing along side Win 7 anymore.

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  • Zach P.
  • 7/4/2014 11:19:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent board

Pros: Decent budget friendly board. Easy Install, bios settings are nice and fairly easy to get through.

Cons: Only con I have is the internal network port died within the first two weeks. I had a gigabit PCI card, so I didn't go through the RMA process, but a little disappointing it died so fast.

Other Thoughts: Decent board for a budget build!

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  • Darryl L.
  • 7/1/2014 11:27:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst MSI board

Pros: This is my first MSI mobo, and I will be sticking with this brand in the future. Previously I was more concerned with saving money and used Gigabyte boards. The BIOS on this MSI is great, the board installed flawlessly, and I'm happy.

Cons: Nothing yet. I will update if something comes up.

Other Thoughts: This board went into a PC I built for a family member. It was paired with an AMD A8 processor, and so far everything has been great.

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  • David B.
  • 6/22/2014 1:13:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Satisfied

Pros: has everything needed for a good basic system

Cons: none so far

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  • Kevin W.
  • 5/23/2014 9:57:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: This motherboard represents great value for typical office applications. I've configured four with 4gb ram, the A4 CPU, 120gb ssd, Office 2010 Pro and Windows 7. Roughly 14 seconds for Windows start up after BIOS with this configuration.

Windows 7 performance scores:
processor 6.2 / memory 5.9 (one stick) / graphics 4.9 / gaming 6.3 / hard drive (ssd) 7.7

Cons: A few errors in the user guide--see the other thoughts section for clarifications that would've made configuration much easier.

No USB3 and only two memory slots as noted by other reviewers reviewers.

Also, I'm not a big fan of stacking DVI and VGA connectors on motherboards. If you're using the top connector, you're putting a lot of pressure on those solder joints every time you push in a cable. Not dinging the overall rating--just something to be aware of.

Other Thoughts: A few things to note with this motherboard. Enabling sleep mode requires jumper changes on the motherboard, BIOS setting changes and possibly adjustments in Windows too. The motherboard user guide is useless in this area--had to figure it out.

So, on the motherboard, find the JUSB-PW1 and JUSB_PW2 jumpers. Pins 1&2 are jumped to disable. Simply move the jumper to pins 2&3 on both PW1 and PW2 to enable wake up from sleep. (The user guide on page 25 shows removal of the jumpers to enable, and this is incorrect.)

Next power up the computer while pressing the delete key to enter BIOS. Go to settings > advanced > wake up event. Then set as follows:
-wake up event by ---- BIOS (don't set to OS!)
-resume by PCI-E ---- enabled
-resume USB ---- enabled
-resume mouse ---- enabled
-resume keyboard ---- any key
Then F10 and yes to save the settings.

Now you can set your power (sleep) options in Windows.

One other oddity I noticed is that the full driver set for audio didn't install, despite selecting the install all option from the CD. Easy fix though:
device manager > sound

Double click on Realtek High Def Audio and go to the driver tab. Click on update driver and search automatically. Of course you'll need to be connected to the internet. May take a few minutes to find, download and install the driver. Also may take a few volume changes on the desktop volume control (bottom right of screen) before the audio starts working.

Note that I found these steps necessary on all four computers I built with these specs. Your mileage may vary, but hope it saves you some time or points you in the right direction.

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  • Gregory K.
  • 5/10/2014 5:15:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGets The Job Done

Pros: Cheap, good quality board. Doesn't take up too much room in my case.

Cons: Only comes with 2 DDR3 RAM slots, but what can you expect from a $50 board?

Other Thoughts: Definitely worth the price. I believe it's a slightly outdated socket, but for the processor I chose, it worked fine. Great for a budget gaming-PC build.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 5/7/2014 1:41:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I really like the BIOS menu. It is dead easy to do everything, even things like flashing new BIOS versions, and the interface is pleasing and works with a mouse. This price for MSI's reputation for quality control is excellent. 3 monitor outputs.

Cons: This seems to have a strange incompatibility with the stock fan that came with my A8-5500. It made an obnoxious amount of PWM noise and I had to replace the fan. However, this fan is silent on the ASRock board in my other machine. I just swapped the fans and got quiet machines. Go figure. Also no USB 3.0 and only 2 RAM slots, but that isn't much of a con at this price and on a micro board.

MSI's driver update utility was painfully slow to download updates and triggered a security warning every time I booted the system, plus it installed an old Catalys driver, so I just did them manually.

Other Thoughts: The number of 5 star reviews on this and nearly all MSI boards was the reason I chose this one. So far, no regrets.

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  • Shawn E.
  • 5/5/2014 3:31:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Cheap

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: This is my first MSI Motherboard and low and behold it's the first DOA Motherboard I've gotten in 6 years!

Took about an hour to narrow it down to being the motherboard, after swapping in and out known working parts.

Just ordered a replacement, instead of waiting to ship defective one back then receive replacement...

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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  • Nathan W.
  • 4/30/2014 8:39:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNICE Board!

Pros: PCI-E 3.0 !!! If you don't use a CPU with integrated graphics you can take advantage of the PCI-E 3.0 port! Or use an APU and get dual displays! Can handle up to 32GB RAM. HDMI port. 6 SATA3 Ports.

Cons: No USB3, only 2 RAM slots. That's really about it.

Other Thoughts: Great budget board, and pending what APU you choose, could be a good gaming rig. Uses are versatile with this MOBO, the only true bad thing is no USB 3.0...that said, enjoy!

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