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MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 800
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Learn more about the MSI P6N SLI Platinum

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
P6N SLI Platinum

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 775
CPU Type
Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
FSB
1333/1066MHz
Supported CPU Technologies
Hyper-Threading Technology

Chipsets

Chipset
NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
South Bridge
NVIDIA nForce 430i

Memory

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

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
2 x PCI Express x16 (The 2nd PCI Express x16 slot will operate at x8 mode when SLI Technology has been enabled)
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
3

Storage Devices

PATA
2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA RAID
0/1/0+1/5/JBOD

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC888
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8211BL
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
LPT
1
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports
5 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Power Pin
24 Pin

Packaging

Package Contents
P6N SLI Platinum
Driver Disk
User Manual
Rear I/O Panel Shield
IDE/PATA Cable
FDD Cable
SATA Cable
4-pin to SATA Power Cable
USB Bracket
IEEE 1394 Bracket
SLI Bridgee
eSATA Cable
SLI bridge

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Sree G.
  • 2/18/2012 12:29:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING BOARD

Pros: So, Board RUNS like a champ. Had it since 2008, not a single problem.

This board has seen it all, core 2 duo e4300, e6300 and q6600. overclocking amazingly...not enthusiast, but safe livable everyday fast per chip.

Cons: never tried SLI, moved on to a newer tech boards after, but still keep this one up and running time to time. did not have x16 sli. but i never needed it lool.

Other Thoughts: if you think integrated graphics should be on this board, you are on the wrong board, move on buddy.

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  • brad t.
  • 6/21/2008 1:12:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsgrr

Pros: might have been a good board if worked

Cons: ok well finally i got my new gaming rig that i have been saving up for for 2 years, i build it and something is wrong the screen stays in sleep mode hmm i test all of my other components and they all work so it must be the motherboard....... k thats fine order another one build it turns out its dead also well... this is a good board if you get lucky and get like 1 in 5 that works i replaced it with a regular p6ngm and now everything is fine i wouldnt buy this board if i were you

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/20/2008 11:10:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: This is a great board, especially for the price. The heat pipes are relatively unobtrusive, and there is plenty of space on the board, meaning I had no problems fitting anything. Ram slots were far enough away from the CPU slot to fit my very wide zerotherm CF800 92mm cooler.

Cons: Heat monitoring software that comes with the board has a very loud alarm. Wouldn't usually be a problem because most people would like to know when their cpu is overheating...however, the zerotherm CF800 I have runs at a very low speed. The program monitors CPU fan speed and assumes that my fan is running too slow to cool the CPU properly (even though it usually keeps it below 30c) so I can't leave the software on if I want to do anything without noise.

Other Thoughts: The front usb plug was in a slightly odd spot, making me have to weave the cable around components to get to it.

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  • John K.
  • 6/17/2008 11:51:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, but the PCI-e 1x slot has issues...

Pros: Great board over all. Has served me well for a long time, in both Windows and Linux. Plenty of slots for a boat load of RAM. Nice LGA 775 socket supports a lot of slick processors. All in all, I love it.

Cons: The whole Nvidia fake-raid thing is a pain in the neck. It was a nightmare to get it working in Linux, and I had to scavenge a floppy drive to install drivers for it with windows. I tried to get a 3Ware card instead, but the PCI-e 1x slot I was gonna use is lined up with the RAM release levers. When I try to drop the (rather long) 3Ware card in, it hits the levers. 13mm too long... so close!

Other Thoughts: Its a shame that such a glorious piece of electronic design would have a physical layout issue. I may be able to drop the card in the PCI-e 8x slot (which is normally used for SLI), but it seems like a waste to put a 1x card in an 8x slot, while leaving an actual 1x slot open!

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  • Olumuyiwa D.
  • 6/13/2008 8:53:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBeware

Pros: none

Cons: After multiple tries, It POSTed once and that was it. I replaced it with an ASUS which POSTed on the first try with the same components and has been working like a champ since. Maybe this product is good when you don't get a defective unit but this same problem has happened to enough people to be catious about buying this board

Other Thoughts: The processor I used is a 65 nm so that's not the source of the problem as some have suggested.

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  • Steven K.
  • 6/11/2008 7:05:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs"45nm compatable"

Pros: First I will start by saying I put "somewhat high understanding" . I know every wants to claim they're a pro. I have 2 degrees in Computer science. But still seem to learn something new every day.
Anyway, this board is more than compatable with the new chips out. I have tried it with both Dual 45nm and the quads. Bios update and all was well. I like the new half multi in bios. I have two of these boards and have recomended them to quite a few customers with a tight budget, and to people who just want a stable sli board.

Cons: I was hoping the new bios would have the option to save bios favorites, because I do not use the Dualcore-center for anything but monitoring through windows. The whole private, captain thing is a funny and a sure way to freeze your board up 9 times out of 10. I like to O.C. in the bios anyway

Other Thoughts: For the few flaws this board does have. The new bios has improved the temp monitoring.
To anyone interested core-temp last I checked is not accurate with the 45nm chips as it doesn't set the T-juction right . Real-temp is very accurate with them as the T Jmax on the new E84-500 chips is 95*.
Alot of people are wondering why their themps went highier with the new bios and chips. The answer is they where not accurate before. Previous bios had my E6750 O.C.ed to 3.8 Idle 15* load 34*. New more accurate bios with a E8500 O.C. ed to 4.6 (water) idle 34* load 56*. If you do your research intel chips are not built to give very accurate idle temps. Why is every one turning off eist. With this board an e8500 o.c.ed to 4.5 two 8800gt's all watercooled, 3D-mark-06 26,000. All synthetic and real worl tests just a hair under the new NV 790 chipset. With the Nahelem around the corner and a new platform in October. I wouldn't be spending to much on soon to be obsolete harware.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/10/2008 11:09:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsruns well

Pros: its ran well and fast, well cooled and plenty of slots for everything i want

Cons: after about 10 months the sound on the bored just died, the program disapeard, no one knows what happened except that now i have to use usb speakers

Other Thoughts: great buy for the money

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/7/2008 2:52:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs45nm processor fried this board

Pros: This board worked flawlessly for over a year with a 65nm E6420 processor. Good board in that respect...

HOWEVER...

Cons: When I decided to upgrade processors on my PC this week, I did my research and discovered that it was *supposedly* compatible with the new 45nm procs, so I bought a Q6600 from newegg. After installing it last night, the computer would not POST, and I got no beep codes. After troubleshooting it for a bit, I assumed the proc might be DOA, so I tried installing it in another board, and voila...the proc was fine.

The thing is, when I installed my old processor back into this board, I got the exact same symptoms. No POST, no beep codes, no video. Nothing. I have built many computers from the ground up, and I have done tons of troubleshooting, and I am fairly certain that the 45nm proc fried my board. This is really unfortunate because I spent my tax refund on that processor, and now I hjave to spend a bunch of money on a new board since it's more than a year old and past warranty.

Other Thoughts: This is more than upsetting, since MSI claims this board is compatible with new procs, yet not only do they not work, but it rendered my entire computer unusable. The worst thing is that this computer was my file server, and now until I can afford to buy a new motherboard, I can't use it at all.

this is the second product I have bought from newegg based on manufacturer descriptions that were not accurate. Luckily the one from last week was just a cheap SATA PCI card, so it was not that ig of a deal, but frying the motherboard on my only desktop/server based on these descriptions? UNACCEPTABLE.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/28/2008 10:16:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQuestionable Support For 45nm CPUs

Pros: Within its original designed 65nm CPU support I would say it is a great motherboard with a lot of good features.

Cons: MSI claim of this motherboard supporting newer 45nm CPUs is very questionable. Their website shows support for the e8500 CPU however me along with others have never gotten their boards to work with these 45nm CPUs. There are few reports of people getting their 45nm CPUs to work, but IMO there is too much risk with this board.

Other Thoughts: While I'd rather give this board 3 stars, I'm giving it one in hopes that people will actually see this warning before purchasing this board. If you're looking for a board with upgrade flexibility then i would head for a P35 or better north bridge board. If you just want a nice stable 65nm CPU solution then this is a great board.

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  • BRANDON S.
  • 5/25/2008 1:33:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA x 2

Pros: Board may work with the right processor...

Cons: 1st board would not post or show video of any kind. Once RMA'd, 2nd board was the same. I thought they were DOA...but the last post on the site said there is likely a compatability issue with 45NM Intel Core Duo processors (which I bought with it and the add said it would work with). Im not going to try to get another processor to try it out, writing this off as a loss.

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