However, P45 is not a very hot chipset. As it goes with top products, this motherboard contains buttons to power on and reset the system, and a clear CMOS button on the rear panel, so you don’t have to open a PC enclosure after a failed overclocking attempt. We were disappointed by the switch, responsible for overclocking, which should theoretically set the base FSB frequency. The key advantages of this design: This should be seen, I think, as an attempt to show the people what MSI is capable of, to show people that MSI is not only about populating the market, but also about thinking out-of-the-box. The board has another two peculiarities — one’s good, the other is not quite.
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The CPU voltage regulator is the most important component for overclocking, especially for long-term usage.
MSI P45-8D Memory Lover – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – P45
This should be seen, I think, as an attempt to show the people what MSI is capable of, to show people that MSI is not only about populating the market, but also about thinking out-of-the-box. Unlike solutions that allow to install six memory modules [of one type] in defiance of design guides. I presume they called it ‘memory lover’ because of the support of two types of memory. That is even a small group of users interested in a combined motherboard did not face that much problems all of them solvable.
A heat pipe from Southbridge to the NB heatsink looks more like a serious solution, but it won’t make the system more efficient.
MSI PD Memory Lover –
Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. The bundle does not include extraordinary components either, except for a bracket with eSATA.
So the only difference from a common board with four sockets for one memory type is the more complex layout and channel switch circuits. MSI PD does not have any peculiarities as far as both memory types and eight modules are concerned: We cannot say that motherboards with six DIMM slots are p45-8s — this type of solutions often surfaces in transition periods, when the current memory standard is changing. MSI presented this motherboard as a demonstration of its engineering skills rather than as a real product with a promising market future.
It had absolutely no problems detecting an optical drive at startup and in Windows, allowing to boot from a CD, etc. This motherboard features 8-dimm slot memory configuration, unseen on the mainstream desktop market.
The problem is that those two cannot work in combination with each other, making it impossible to use all eight memory slots at the same time. All information and graphics contained in Madshrimps are sole property of the Madshrimps crew and may not be reproduced or copied in any manner ksi written permission from us.
You may learn more details about motherboard specs and read the list of processors and memory modules tested for compatibility on the official product p458d links at the end of the article. Its chipset heatsinks grow hot, but their temperature does not cross the critical line, and the small heatsinks on the DrMOS chips remain barely warm.
The board has another two peculiarities — one’s good, the other is not quite. In this situation MSI came up with a solution unheard of in the modern history: At Madshrimps, we love innovation and therefor couldn’t wait for the motherboard to arrive and be tested. This one is a real attraction of the board: However, P45 is not a very hot chipset. The box art is ms cool, especially considering the ‘lover’.
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This model is not a top product, but the most expensive motherboards from MSI use the same technology now.
MSI P45-8D Memory Lover Motherboard Review
BioShock Infinite and Metro: Design This motherboard has a simple PCB layout. We were pleasantly surprised by the power supply system.
No wonders that there aren’t that many samples of this motherboard. These chips incorporate both elements hence the DrMOS name: These test results dictate a conclusion that the “Memory Lover” works well with both memory types — at least no worse than other combined motherboards. The pcb color, however, is UGLY!!