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Not only did Impress have an exclusive preview of the MSI Wind PC, but they also have pictures of a P45 or possibly a P43 motherboard from MSI that we haven't seen so far. The peculiar thing about this board is the fact that it has no less than eight memory slots.

Four of the slots are for DDR2 memory while the remaining for are for DDR3 memory. We're not sure if this motherboard will actually enter production or not, but we'll try to find out more about it at Computex in little under two weeks time.

The rest of the board doesn't look all that special, as it has a single x16 PCIe slot, a single x1 PCIe slot and three PCI slots. However, it does have no less than eight SATA ports and it supports MSI's new OC Jumper which is meant to improve overclocking on its P45 motherboards.

You can find the picture of the board in question here and there is some more coverage in Japanese of some of MSI's other upcoming P45 motherboards here
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Nice find, its a pretty good idea i remember having a mobo with 3 SDRAM and 2 DDR

Now i got one with 4 DDR2 and 2 DDR3

Differant ram type mobo's ftw makes upgrading cheaper in long run
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wow this board is wayyy too colorful for me haha.
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i would jut want to clarify with the pros do these dual memory config mobos suffer and overclocking penalties as a result? Can anyone confirm this. Otherwise ill defanetly be grabbbing a board like this. I dont want to give up my ballistix just yet
    
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Seems pretty stupid to me because you most likely can't use DDR2 AND DDR3 simultaneously.
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post
Seems pretty stupid to me because you most likely can't use DDR2 AND DDR3 simultaneously.
No I think you miss the whole point. What about the people with high end ddr2 who aren't prepared to jump onto ddr3 yet? This is a excellent board for those enthusiasts. Ddr3 and 2 are incompatible anyway so whats your point?
    
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post #7 of 14
Then grab a high end DDR2 board OR a DDR3 board based on what you have or can afford.
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go marin !!!!! u are a magnet for tech news....lol

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This is a good board for people who want to gently migrate to DDR3 in the future.
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post
Then grab a high end DDR2 board OR a DDR3 board based on what you have or can afford.
Yeh that's what I was thinking. If you have the money for a new board and ddr3 then you might as well go for that. And if you can't afford the memory as well, but you already have a ddr2 board then you don't need to upgrade until you have the money for memory anyway. Seems pointless if you ask me, unless you're moving from DDR
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