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MSI 880GMA-E55 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The core unlocker works. It took my AMD 555 Black edition CPU to a quad core without a problem. It's a stable board and it works.

Cons: This board has a built in Radeon 4250 graphics board. The HDMI only puts out to my plasma TV a signal of something like 720 X 480. It says that it's in 32 bit mode, but it looks like 8 bit graphics mode. I get like 1080 x 720 from the PS/2 plug to the PC input on the TV. So don't buy it for the built in Radeon 4250 like I did. Get a board without a graphics card and add a card that works.
MSI had a driver on their site to let you get sound through your HDMI cable, but it didn't work for me.
Speaking of drivers. The driver CD was not very good at all. Download all the drivers from the web site.

Other Thoughts: I bought it also for the 6gb SATA and the USB 3.0 ports. Thinking that it will last into the future. I'm sure it's a fine board for all uses except an HTPC. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably try to find the same board without the built in graphics card and use the money I saved to buy a separate graphics card.

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MSI 880GMA-E55 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The core unlocker works. It took my AMD 555 Black edition CPU to a quad core without a problem. It's a stable board and it works.

Cons: This board has a built in Radeon 4250 graphics board. The HDMI only puts out to my plasma TV a signal of something like 720 X 480. It says that it's in 32 bit mode, but it looks like 8 bit graphics mode. I get like 1080 x 720 from the PS/2 plug to the PC input on the TV. So don't buy it for the built in Radeon 4250 like I did. Get a board without a graphics card and add a card that works.
MSI had a driver on their site to let you get sound through your HDMI cable, but it didn't work for me.
Speaking of drivers. The driver CD was not very good at all. Download all the drivers from the web site.

Other Thoughts: I bought it also for the 6gb SATA and the USB 3.0 ports. Thinking that it will last into the future. I'm sure it's a fine board for all uses except an HTPC. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably try to find the same board without the built in graphics card and use the money I saved to buy a separate graphics card.

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MSI 880GMA-E55 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The core unlocker works. It took my AMD 555 Black edition CPU to a quad core without a problem. It's a stable board and it works.

Cons: This board has a built in Radeon 4250 graphics board. The HDMI only puts out to my plasma TV a signal of something like 720 X 480. It says that it's in 32 bit mode, but it looks like 8 bit graphics mode. I get like 1080 x 720 from the PS/2 plug to the PC input on the TV. So don't buy it for the built in Radeon 4250 like I did. Get a board without a graphics card and add a card that works.
MSI had a driver on their site to let you get sound through your HDMI cable, but it didn't work for me.
Speaking of drivers. The driver CD was not very good at all. Download all the drivers from the web site.

Other Thoughts: I bought it also for the 6gb SATA and the USB 3.0 ports. Thinking that it will last into the future. I'm sure it's a fine board for all uses except an HTPC. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably try to find the same board without the built in graphics card and use the money I saved to buy a separate graphics card.

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Display Name: David K.

Date Joined: 08/12/04

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  • First Review: 09/01/08
  • Last Review: 04/17/11
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