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Pros: I bought a 2 slot motherboard for my new gaming machine, so I figured I would go overboard with the RAM as I will not have any expansion slots.
As I bought this absurd quantity of RAM I do not have a good way of testing its usefulness as I have been unable to fill up any more than 7 gigs.
In 2018 it may be a different story!
Cons: It's RAM. It works.
It didn't come with a free Taco?
This review is from: MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Extremely easy to install/wire.
Bios is user friendly.
An array of drivers are included on CD which are not found by windows (Windows 7 predates this motherboard, of course)
Cons: I upgraded from a Phenom II 945, and brought over my old AMD 7770 graphics card. Whenever I install *any* graphics driver from the AMD website for this motherboard, the screen on my monitor tears on the bottom roughly .5 inches.
The graphics card worked fine on my old motherboard. It could be user error, so I am not inclined to dock any eggs. For the life of my I cannot figure out this problem.
This is not a HUGE issue for what I do, but I miss being able to do screen duplication.
Other Thoughts: Intel Core i5-4670
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: This processor has performed admirably on every game on max settings.
One of the first things I did with it was to open up a new Civilization 5 game on the largest map with 22 computers + City States, which was crushing my old Phenom II 945. It stormed through this task without mercy while running a 7 Days to Die Dedicated Server minimized in the background.
I have been consistently the 1st or 2nd person to load on all League of Legends match ups, which tells me there are very few CPU's that outperform this processor currently.
CPU seems to idle around 35-40C with a stock cooler, maxing out around 45C on load.
Cons: The stock cooler still uses those 4 horrible twist and push pins to lock it in place. It is not as secure as I would like it to be.
Not a big gripe..but surely we could come up with a better method for locking on Intel Heat sinks a decade later.