In this case, however, MSI uses a rarer option: So we’d like to thank MSI and a number of other companies that support this initiative. But reality was crudely different. By the way, the cooling system of the chipset does a great job, so heat sinks on chipset bridges are barely warm. Theoretically, the situation should be similar to that with EPP: Besides, MSI uses ferrite chokes instead of iron chokes, so they consume less power and remain cooler.

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To make up for the bulky solution, these stubs are equipped with LEDs that indicate the current memory type and help diagnose startup problems if they don’t light up, you have a problem.

Like many manufacturers, MSI has announced its motherboards on the Intel X48 chipset prior to the official announcement of the latter. Instead, a user has to use MSI utilities, which automatically download necessary updates from x448c web site.

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It’s difficult to take into account all pros and cons of this approach perhaps, it has more pros than consbut it’s certainly an unusual situation. Motherboard manufacturers also offer an alternative—bus-overclocked products on the P35 we’ll review such a motherboard from Biostar in the jsi. Nevertheless, this very motherboard is a good choice: Fortunately, it won’t be a long story. Indeed, many computer enthusiasts, who plan an upgrade with the launch of faster processors, are not willing to change their expensive memory kits for overclockers.


So we’d like to thank MSI and a number of other companies that support this initiative. Unfortunately, it’s not a very good solution, because a user has to install two stubs into memory slots of the unused type.

But we can be sure that we like this MSI product and the functions it offers. It’s a strange situation, because the motherboard does not have additional elements that require such cooling according to its specifications.

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BIOS Setup will allow to choose one of performance profiles and adjust its parameters, when necessary. However, when this article was ready, Intel already published information about this chipset on its ksi site. This program usually offers rich options for overclocking and monitoring, including control over rotational speed of system fans.

On the other hand, all HDD connectors lie on jsi sides, so even the longest expansion card won’t block them. Auto or a multiplier to the FSB frequency: Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by X48cc. This rear panel also places four USB ports in a separate group. The above mentioned solutions leave almost no free room on the PCB.


By the way, one of the arguments for using older chipsets is their support for DDR2 memory. In fact, motherboard manufacturers should not be blamed: We’ve already seen a similar solution in P35 Platinum by the way, this implementation of Circu-Pipe is much smaller and has fewer heat sinks, although the mis is a tad hotter because of the higher FSB clock rate.

Besides, MSI engineers borrowed a very good idea from Shuttle: Write a comment below. Besides it can boast of a cunning algorithm for supplying memory voltage—it recalculates the last voltage specified in BIOS Setup for the current memory type.

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However, Mid-End chipsets will be rolled out only this summer. Moreover, there have appeared some problems with the layout of elements: Support for two memory types is a rare feature for this class of motherboards, so MSI X48C Platinum definitely stands out here. The motherboard uses Marvell 88SE IDE controller, employed in the latest MSI products, so you don’t have to worry about x4c8 for hard drives with the old interface: X48C Platinum looks great versus its competitor: In return, analog audio output is on a very good level, being one of the best representatives of the integrated audio.


Any top model manufacturers will hardly offer other products on X48 will try to distinguish itself in shape and number of heat pipes in its cooling system, of course. By the way, the cooling system of the chipset does a great job, so heat sinks on chipset bridges are barely warm.

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