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MSI P965 Neo-F LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel P965 Express
  • Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Celeron D
  • DDR2 800
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Striking the right balance between features and price, the Neo-F supports Intel Core 2 Duo 1066/800 MHz FSB processors and doesn't dig as deep a hole in your pocket as you might expect. This motherboard is ideal for a mid-range Dual core system, equipped with a PCI-E 16X slot that lets you pump up the graphic prowess with a compatible graphic card. It can carry up to 8 Gigabytes of the latest DDR2 800 memory to explore the heights of your gaming potential.

Five SATA 3Gb/s connectors offer ample connectivity options and there is a PATA slot available for your IDE devices. The on-board Realtek ALC883 audio chipset delivers astoundingly clear 8-channel sound,and the RTL8110SC LAN card offers unparalleled 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connectivity. Three PCI and two PCI-E x1 slots will connect multiple expansion cards, and kick it up a notch. The 8 USB ports let you connect a variety of peripherals.

For solid performance, great expandability and room to take your game to the next level, take a closer look!

  • newegg Intel P965+ICH8 Chipset The Intel P965 Express Chipset incorporates Intel Fast Memory Access technology to significantly increase overall system performance by optimizing available bandwidth and reducing memory access latency. Up to dual-channel DDR2 800 memory is supported by the P965 chipset to provide 12.8 GB/s peak memory bandwidth for greater platform performance and memory flexibility. The ICH8 also features SATA 3Gb/s, High-Speed USB 2.0 and HD Audio support.
  • newegg Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Support This motherboard supports the next-generation LGA 775 Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) processors. Utilizing Intel’s brand-new Core microarchitecture technology, the Intel Core 2 Duo processors are considered as some of the most powerful and energy-efficient CPUs in the world.
  • newegg PCI Express x16 Graphics Interface The latest PCI Express x16 graphics interface delivers over 3.5 times the bandwidth of AGP 8X to support the latest high-performance graphics cards.
  • newegg Serial ATA 3Gb/s Connections The revolutionary Serial ATA interface provides scalable performance for storage devices. SATA technology enables easy-to-install, high-performance and low-power hard drives.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The P965 Neo-F features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mb/s data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.

Learn more about the MSI P965 Neo-F

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
P965 Neo-F

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 775
CPU Type
Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Celeron D
FSB
1066/800MHz
Supported CPU Technologies
Hyper-Threading Technology

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel P965 Express
South Bridge
Intel ICH8

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
1
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
3

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
5

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC883
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8110SC
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
COM
1
LPT
1
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 8.7"
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Because of the limitations of chipset, this MB does not support Win98/ME
Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets.

Packaging

Package Contents
P965 Neo-F
User Manual
Driver Disk
Rear I/O Panel Shield
IDE/PATA Cable
SATA Cable
Power Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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5 out of 5 eggsSolid Board

Pros: Have had this board since February-dual boot winxp/vista, e4300,evga 7600gt, 2gigs wintec 667, antec 550 trio. I run this thing 24/7 and use it for gaming, watching tv and internet. Never had any board issues.

Cons: Can only overclock to 2.4 ghz. Core cell utility worthless-does not properly recognize fsb of e4300, "thinks" its fsb is 266. I overclock through bios.

Other Thoughts: Use a reasonable, good quality psu-in my eperience most problems are caused by poor psus.

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  • Kenneth G.
  • 8/13/2007 6:57:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: The drivers provided with it worked. MSI provides downloads to fresher drivers on their site, which I fully recommend. All hardware seems to be working fine. Windows XP Pro SP2 installed easily.

Cons: Linux doesn't seem to like this board. Older Redhat threw a kernel panic. Knoppix 5.1 fails to go anywhere. Ubuntu 7.04 defaulted to BusyBox. It took some annoying wizardy to get Ubuntu to install. (Disabling the USB in the BIOS was the first step...)

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/10/2007 6:37:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsP965 Neo-F DDR2 800

Pros: reasonably stable,good mobo with DDR2 800 SUPER TALENT with Heat Spreader and Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz with 4MB winxp FAST and SOLID. usb drivers was picky after i fix it stable!

Cons: i did had a little fun with Jmicron controller :-P

Other Thoughts: i may want try the msi P-35 neo-f sometime soon

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/31/2007 8:11:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent board for the price

Pros: Have had MSI boards in the past, reliable and worked well. This one looks to be no exception and the price is great for my new Intel E6600 and Patriot 2GB DDR2 800 RAM (bios will adjust for timing and voltage) along with a EVGA 8800GTS...
MBO over clocking ability is enough and on the safe side... I want this to last. Looking forward to this!

Cons: Can't think of any.. wish they wouldn't include on board sound, just adds to the price, but that's OK for those that want it and I hear it's a good one too.

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  • Garrett N.
  • 7/16/2007 8:42:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood reliable board, 2 thumbs up

Pros: A good, solid board. I've built a handful of systems using this board now and they have all been reliable and trouble free.

Cons: If you're stupid, you will have problems with this motherboard. But that's true of almost all computer hardware.

Other Thoughts: MSI boards have proven to be solid reliable boards and this one is no exception. I have built thousands of systems and MSI is one of the only 2 brands I will use for motherboards.

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  • Joel N.
  • 7/10/2007 11:46:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: This motherboard comes at a great price, with an excellent set of features, nothing too fancy, but I have used it to get my E6600 up to a stable 3006mhz, and a E6420 up to 2660mhz.

Jmicron controller is very good IF YOU INSTALL BOTH DRIVERS. Otherwise, yeah, it's really really slow. Onboard Audio is OK.

Cons: Can't up the vcore, if you want to overclock, it's stock voltage only.

Other Thoughts: If you want in on the Core 2 Duo, this is a great way to go. I've built 4 systems on thsi Mobo so far and all of them have been great performers.

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  • Albert K.
  • 6/24/2007 12:26:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsmerely ok

Pros: it can run both core 2 duo and core 2 quad chips (with a BIOS update) and it supports several SATA ports and PCI-x16. Also, real cheap!

Cons: Almost zero overclocking potential, you cant adjust the voltages AT ALL. also, the BIOS mine shipped with was all sorts of flaky, an update fixed most issues though. The realtek network chip on-board does NOT like vista, I had to do a lot of messing with it to get it working.

Other Thoughts: if you wanna build a core 2 on a VERY tight budget you might use this, but trust me, you're better off with a bad axe or a 680i, my freinds have those boards, they're WORTH THE MONEY!

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/25/2007 10:32:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Great MB, got it b/c i planned on getting a separate vid card and didn't want that built in

Cons: None so far

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  • Patrick C.
  • 5/20/2007 11:15:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Board

Pros: Cheap, no install problems. Minimalistic. Good documentation.

Cons: Not really a con but didnt realize there wasnt on board VGA.

Other Thoughts: I just wanted to give this board an updated review especially regarding the BIOS. I just flashed the BIOS going from version 1.5 to 1.8 and I am having no problems at all using Debian linux and XP. If you are having memory problems it is most likely your fault for not doing your research. im using 2 sticks of 1Gb csr 667's and having no memory problems. I am able to boot from SATA DVD, IDE HD, or SATA HD. Read up on all products and compat before you buy, not everything is plug and play.

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  • Esther V.
  • 3/27/2007 7:05:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsRAID is flawed on this board

Pros: Cheap

Cons: The RAID on this mobo only works with 1 SATA port and the single IDE port. In other words you can NOT RAID two SATA drives. MSI generally makes great boards but I think this one is a dud. I am avoiding all boards with JMicron controllers forever.

Other Thoughts: I used this board for a friends system and now I feel like a jerk because he can not run a RAID array. Motherboard also has halting DVD playback and I am sure it is because of the JMicron controlled IDE port that the DVD is on. DVD content ripped to the hard drive plays fine, it only stutters when running through the IDE port. Find an MSI board without a JMicron controller.

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