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MSI Axis 945GM Intel Core 2 Duo / Core Duo / Core Solo Mobile Intel Socket M Intel 945GM Intel GMA 950 Barebone

  • Intel Core 2 Duo / Core Duo / Core Solo Mobile Intel Socket M
  • Intel 945GM ICH7MDH
  • 2 x 240Pin DDR2 667/533
  • Intel GMA 950
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General

Brand
MSI
Model
Axis 945GM

CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Core 2 Duo / Core Duo / Core Solo Mobile
CPU Socket
Intel Socket M
FSB
667/533MHz

Chipset

North Bridge
Intel 945GM
South Bridge
ICH7MDH

Memory Supported

Memory slot
2 x 240Pin
Memory Type Supported
DDR2 667/533
Max Memory Supported
4GB

Expansion Slots

PCI Express
None
PCI
1

Storage

IDE ATA
1 x ATA 100
Serial ATA
2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s
SATA RAID
RAID 0/1

Graphics

Onboard Video
Intel GMA 950
Video Memory
Shared

Audio

Onboard Audio
Realtek ALC658
Channel
6-CH

Communications

First LAN
Intel 82541
Second LAN
Intel 82541
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Extension Bays

3.5" Internal bays
1
3.5" External bays
1
5.25" External bays
1

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
2
Front Audio Ports
2 jacks

Back Panel Ports

PS/2
2
COM
2
VGA
1 x D-Sub + 1 x DVI
Rear USB
4
RJ45
2
Rear Audio Ports
3 jacks

Power Supply

Power Supply
200W Active PFC

Packaging

Package Contents
Axis 945GM
Driver Disk
User Manual
Software Disk
Bracket
CPU Cooler
Power Cord

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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  • WYATT V.
  • 4/17/2007 3:12:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice, but issues

Pros: Small, sturdy, easy to figure out, and everything fits nicely.

Cons: BIOS does not see full 4GB of memory, and cannot find any settings to remedy this as other MOBOs have. All flavors of Ubuntu (6.10, 7.04, both x86 and amd64) had issues until I set "acpi=off noacpi" kernel boot parameters. I'm unsure if this is a BIOS or Ubuntu issue, but an issue none the less.

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm pretty happy with this box. I am running an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 with Geil (2 x 2GB) memory kit, and a pair of Seagate 320 GB 7200 RPM drives. It runs very fast, and I'm hopeful BIOS & OS updates will resolve the couple of issues.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2007 12:41:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product!

Pros: Solid build. Runs pretty quiet. CPU heatsink/fan works well enough to keep my T5600 around 40 deg C usually; 50 deg C is highest I've seen it under load. Disassembly and reassembly of case and components was straightforward. Sleek looks. Nice SATA cables. Plenty of USB ports.

Cons: No firewire port. Cable routing/placement not so efficient, but there isn't much space in the case, so I guess it is to be expected. A short IDE cable would've been nice for the majority of builders who would use it for the immediately adjacent optical drive. Mobile Core2Duo processors relatively expensive. Didn't see a way to power on PC via PS/2 keyboard in BIOS.

Other Thoughts: Best book-sized/shaped barebones I've encountered.

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  • Jared C.
  • 3/14/2007 10:27:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent compact design, great features and components. Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processors work great with this system! Very quiet!

Cons: Really wish it had a rackmount kit... maybe te powers that be at Newegg can request this from MSI in the future...

Other Thoughts: Built one box with Linux and another with XP Pro x64. Both installed flawlessly. Would recommend this product for anyone looking for a small quite system.

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  • Sunil G.
  • 2/12/2007 8:54:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: My goal was to build a low-cost Linux system with room for expandability for use as a development workstation. For about $550, I have a 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, one stick of Kingston 1GB DDR2-667 SDRAM, a LITE-ON LH-20A1H-185 20X DVD±R, a Rosewill RCR-FD200, and a Intel Celeron M 410 Yonah 1.46GHz CPU.

Obviously, the main compromise was the CPU. I intend to upgrade to 4GB RAM and a Core 2 Duo later in the year after prices drop sufficiently. As is, the CPU is fast enough for my development work and is a quantum leap over my previous Pentium IV workstation. Its diminutive size helps me hide it wherever I please, and the DVI output has allowed me to replace my bulky CRT with an LCD monitor.

The unit, so far, has been reliable and very Linux compatible. It's done everything I've asked of it. I've tested three Linux distros so far: Fedora Core 6, CentOS and Kubuntu 6.10 (I've settled on the latter).

Cons: Not as small as some SFF systems. Hard to seat SATA hard drive cables properly.

Other Thoughts: I thought I had a dead unit at first because I had not tightened the CPU tensioning screw sufficiently. Be aware that this screw needs to be turned all the way before the unit will operate.

There were some shipment SNAFUs that newegg resolved speedily and to my satisfaction. Kudos!

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