- AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
- Athlon/A- Series
- DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333
Good Board, Poor Delivery 02/15/2014
The board itself has good features and decent layout. For a small mATX PC it's as feature packed as your likely to find for the sub 75 price. At the time of my purchase it came with a code for Battle Field 4 which still sells for 60 bucks. Very little to fault the board without nit-picking.
The minor issues that people, and myself have with this board was on the support side. Some posts are talking about USB issues, which I had myself. For those of you concerned or having issues, it's in the fact that the USB 3 drivers are not posted on the MSI site for the board. They are not installed with the chipset drivers. The Live Update utility does download them for you if you run it, as well as the BIOS. A 1 egg reduction, for shipping a product that needs a BIOS update out of the box and not providing a simple driver on the motherboard page [where people are looking] that would solve every ones issue with the USB. I never had this kind of issue with ASRock.
The board is great as far as feature and design. If you make sure to install the Renesas USB 3 driver, not listed on the motherboard page, and go ahead and flash the BIOS right away, you can avoid the minor snags some of us have hit. The driver is on the DVD under others. or the Live Update will download it. Forget the link in the MFG response here, it's a dead link. Run your setup disc after OS install and you should be able to give 5 eggs.
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