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Ryan H.

Ryan H.

Joined on 02/25/02

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Most Critical Review
MSI K9MM-V AM2 VIA K8M800 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI K9MM-V AM2 VIA K8M800 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Allows me to keep my 7900GS card I just purchased 3 months ago. Overall decent feature support (4 internal USB headers!). Finally became stable once the cons are understood.

Cons: 1) The board has very spotty legacy USB support. Would lock up on my Microsoft Intellimouse and not get past POST. Had to use the USB/PS2 converter. Disable the legacy USB support in the BIOS. 2) Board didn't recognize Brisbane 5200+. Required a reflash. Reflash didn't work with windows version, had to use the old DOS / floppy solution. Be sure you still have a floppy drive. 3) Only supports 1.8 to 2.0 volt memory and does not detect proper voltage (defaults to 1.9). I am currently under my recommended 2.1 volts. This caused random lockups until I boosted it to 2.0.

Overall Review: DO NOT BUY THIS IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST UPGRADE OR ARE A NOVICE!!! I had to pull every trick I knew and some I didn't to get the stable system I'm working with now and I've been doing this for about 15 years. This board has some embarrassing issues that MSI should have fixed. On the upside everything now works as advertised. It just shouldn't have been such a PITA.

12/24/2007

Effective but LOUD!!!

Koutech EEU325 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
Koutech EEU325 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Comments: I bought two of these with a 7200 rpm Hitachi drive in each. Sounds like a small hand held vacuum is running. Drives run cool, but fan is VERY LOUD.