MSI 845E MAX2 AUDIO DRIVER

As far as layout is concerned, the Max2 is pretty well designed. The MHz front side bus allows you to install the latest Pentium 4 chips designed to take advantage of the extra MHz on the bus and give even better performance. Click to find out more. There are a whole host of motherboard manufacturers who are vying for your hard-earned cash. With a wealth of extras, I was only too keen to have a good look at this motherboard. After having passed that easily, the Max2 passed even more Prime95 torture testes with more aggressive timings. MSI and ABIT have recently shown that they feel the best approach is to make the motherboard as feature-rich as possible without sacrificing stability.

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This revised Southbridge offers USB2. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Indeed, my reviewing colleague and friend, Ryszard, liked it so much that he awarded it an Editor’s choice award. I need power and lots of it. A more interesting feature of the Max2 is the wireless Bluetooth functionality, which is a nifty feature to have even despite the fact that Bluetooth can hardly compete with higher bandwidth solutions like It is designed to work with DDR memory up to PC and pin package Pentium 4 processors, and offers a slew of new improvements and value-added features.

I’ve enjoyed the slight shift away from performance as the defining factor for motherboards. Six PCI slots provide plenty of room for add-on cards and the AGP 4x slot will accommodate the graphics card of your choice.

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We like the addition of the active cooler over the North Bridge, despite how much louder it may make your system. MSI is one of the quickest vendors to market with new technologies and has wasted no time with this motherboard based on the Intel E chipset. MSI and ABIT have recently shown that they feel the best approach is to make the motherboard as feature-rich as possible without sacrificing stability. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. What must they do to ensure that you part with your cash in their direction?.

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Maz2 Hionis PC World. View our privacy policy before signing up. Manufacturers are slowly realising that features count too. The motherboard is the hub of all PC-related operations, so additional features can only be regarded in a positive light.

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By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. But it’s a usable feature nonetheless. The MHz front side bus allows you to install the latest Pentium 4 chips designed to take advantage of the extra MHz on the bus and give even better performance.

It also provides surround sound for gaming and you need not fork out for a sound card. There are a whole host of motherboard manufacturers who are vying for your hard-earned cash.

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The Bluetooth solution is the most interesting addition and appears to be unique in the market.

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However, upon lowering the timings a bit 2,2,2,5 with all 3 DIMM slots populated, we witnessed a Prime95 torture test fail after about an hour. There are also a few tiny passive aluminum heatsinks covering some of the voltage regulators located near the CPU socket to help dissipate heat.

Once you’ve attached the included Bluetooth USB transceiving key to a PC you want to network to yours, it communicates with yours via the included transceiving module attached to a special supplied bracket. Click to find out more. What do you want out of a motherboard?.

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Log in Don’t have an account? As far as layout is concerned, the Max2 is pretty well designed. Eventually, we filled all 3 memory slots with RAM and watched the Max2 complete our entire suite of benchmarks without tripping.

Let’s see what I thought of it on the following pages. Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter. With a wealth of extras, I was only too keen to have a good look at this motherboard.

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