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Personally, I feel this is more of an OC board than a gaming board. IMO

Except a PLX chip for 3 Way/4Way SLI or CFX, a Network KIll NIC(benefit is limited depending on your ISP) and a better integrated Audio, this board is just as capable in gaming as an ASUS ROG boards or Gigabyte G. Sniper.
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A "gaming capable" mobo is one that has a HDD attached to it with games installed... 

 

 

 This is a "performance" motherboard... nuff said

post #413 of 3633
So guys, I got my MPower today. What are some of the first things I should do (besides installing it in my PC and installing an OS of course). In other words, should I update the BIOS, install certain programs, run some tests?
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check your BIOS revision.. if your still on 17.1 ... then DL the 17.2b4 BIOS .. unzip on a thumdrive.. and update it! thumb.gif Mflash utility in BIOS is very simple and safe to use. I have updated both main BIOS on my board now using it without issue.

 

**Memory improvements and HDD detection issues are the main reason to upgrade from the 17.1 BIOS.. its kinda quirky

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check your BIOS revision.. if your still on 17.1 ... then DL the 17.2b4 BIOS .. unzip on a thumdrive.. and update it! thumb.gif  Mflash utility in BIOS is very simple and safe to use. I have updated both main BIOS on my board now using it without issue.

**Memory improvements and HDD detection issues are the main reason to upgrade from the 17.1 BIOS.. its kinda quirky

And would it also be recommended to use Control Center? I need to turn down my fans a little bit, it's getting pretty cold in my room...
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CC works great.. I was toying with my iPod.. using to OC mid-bench.. and checking GPU temps while in the middle of 3D run... very cool i must say. biggrin.gif

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Beta H47 and H51 have been listed yesterday, I'm guessing the updates in H47 are included in H51 anyway, but download links for both listed below.

See here for full list of updates >> http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18441627
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WARNING:- DO NOT USE THE WINDOWS MSI LIVE UPDATE 5 METHOD TO UPDATE YOUR BIOS, HIGH RISK OF BIOS FAILIURE!

Latest Beta BIOS >> BIOS ID: H51

Previous Beta BIOS >> BIOS ID: H47

Please note that flashing this release occurs entirely at your own risk!
>>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<<, Method II for best results.
Do NOT use the BIOS/UEFI integrated M-Flash Routine.

>>Alternative Method BIOS flashing/update using an USB Flash Drive<< Latest version of HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3 >> Click Here

E7751IMS.H47 ==> E7751IMS.H51
  1. Fixed compatibility issue with Roccat Isku keyboards not usable before OS.
  2. + more unknown for now.
  3. Release Date: 16th October 2012
E7751IMS.H45 ==> E7751IMS.H47
  1. Fix issue:Wakeup from S4 failed under Windows7 UEFI mode if you set Administrator password and set the Password check to ¡°BOOT¡±.
  2. Fixed "Output Select"item can not working correct.
  3. Remove "Press DEL or F2 to enter setup." from post.
  4. Release Date: 16th October 2012
DISCLAIMER:
MSI will not be held responsible or liable for any damage made with using a BETA BIOS.
Please proceed with discretion and do not attempt to use unless you know what you are doing!
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CC works great.. I was toying with my iPod.. using to OC mid-bench.. and checking GPU temps while in the middle of 3D run... very cool i must say. biggrin.gif

I am LOVING CC! What a great little utility. My system is really quiet now with all the fans turned down.
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Thx for the beta's thumb.gif

And about the 'performance' vs 'gaming'? Think: How many old men who buy Porsche 911's actually drive it like it's supposed to be driven? tongue.gif
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Thx for the beta's thumb.gif

And about the 'performance' vs 'gaming'? Think: How many old men who buy Porsche 911's actually drive it like it's supposed to be driven? tongue.gif

 

lol.. old man in porche is the equivalent of "gaming with a performance car" .. just for 'fun' tongue.gif  They on the other-hand wouldnt doubt the Porche's prowess at leisurely driving.. just because its not made for 65mph..

 

 When you purchase any performance based mobo.. you shouldnt have any doubts of its abilities to perform relatively mundane tasks. Yes the board has an Aux. power input for PCI-E power and 3x PCI-E slots.. it fine for gaming and overclocking together. I like the slot spacing on the PCI-E  for larger coolers and multiple GPU solutions, myself.

 

**With PCI-E control in the CPU on IB.. Im not sure how to even go about comparing 'said out-of-box' efficiency tests for graphics performance.. you would have to use the same CPU and ensure that each voltage etc for CPU was the same to have a good control.. would be tough, and most likely come down to a few points at most even for synthetic benchmarks.

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