Uhm, I writing this on a MSI board and altrough I having some problems with it, I must say, that MSI design was brilliant. Because it run for like 6 years or so with entiely bad caps all over the mobo. And all that w/o issues!
Yes, this is a very ancient MSI mainboard - MSI PM8M3-V (VIA P4M800 chipset), yet I wanted to give MSI a good plus for making the mobo well, that it can survive all the bad caps in it.
But of course, there are problems. Even after all caps (only the small SMD one near AGP are not replaced and it looks this is the culprit) are replaced, the mobo still having terrible AGP problems. Instead of running the PNY 6800GT at AGP 8x speed, it run it at PCI mode
Not really funny.
And tough it is Prime95 stable (7h) and FurMark stable (2h), it always crash after like 30 - 45min of SoF2 gaming
So kudos for MSI for making the mobo survive all the OST and G-Luxon caps and big NO NO NO for the AGP issues I trying to battle... and using bad capacitors - not to mention advertising the mobo (and producing review boards) with shown with 9 pcs of Sanyo Oscon polymers
in Vcore, but production boards have only 5pcs of terrible OST caps
there...! That is lying, stealing and downright false advertisment!
Shame on MSI for that.Edited by trodas - 9/5/13 at 9:30am