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Significantly hot, in the opinion of some testers, who for whatever reason think that while measuring temperature “by touch” one’s finger “must bear the heat”, but who disregard the fact that operating temperatures of modern chips may be much higher than what the pain threshold allows.
MSI K9NGM3 — motherboard based on NVIDIA GeForce (Socket AM2) chipset
Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: The three-channel impulse voltage stabilizer uses 2 field transistors per channel wiring layout allows 35 capacitors of microfarad each and 4 of microfarad each. On one hand it is good, because it allows to install a massive CPU cooler, on the other hand the placement of chipset in the area of expansion slots suggests using a low-profile heat sink, which, to make things worse, turns out to be in still-air zone while large video adapter coolers can additionally block airflow to the chipset.
MSI developers, in contrast to their colleagues from Biostar, used the layout provided by single chip chipset not to place peripheral ports more freely, but rather to leave more room around the processor socket. Therefore, further simplification seems logical this time, given the significantly reduced need for cooling.
This board has good overclocking capabilities and excellent functionality. Conclusions The MSI motherboard being tested will hardly have any trouble with sales. BioShock Infinite and Metro: Results are kngm3 to upper limit for the codec being used.
Board’s form factor is microATX x mm. One reason is that only two etherne at present provide GeForce chipset on their boards. Its appearance on AMD G chipset motherboards is followed by introduction of this rectangular port to GeForce chipset motherboards.
MSI K9NGM3-FIH – AM2 Socket – nVidia GeForce 7050PV / nForce 630a Chipset – MicroATX
This model on manufacturer’s web-site Board was kindly provided for testing by the manufacturer Dmitriy Laptev lpt ixbt. The board successfully passed all tests, though the chipset heat sink of course was hot in modes of maximum load on the graphics core.
A rare board of this category can operate at such high HT frequency without having to raise chipset voltage. The only disappointment is the lack of DVI-out or a corresponding adapter in the package.
MSI K9NGM3-FIH Drivers
In order to k9ng3 the overclocked system’s stability, we load Windows XP and run performance tests built into WinRAR Tools menu – Benchmark and hardware test for 10 minutes. Nevertheless, just as we have predicted NVIDIA fans and ordinary users, who have a clear idea of their requirements and who have come to prefer GeForcewill find their needs satisfied.
Video 3Digests Video cards: RAM is set by using multiplier correction to the standard frequency for the modules being used, unless the manufacturer specifies methods for improving ethdrnet overclocking, in which case their effectiveness is also explored. Clearly, rear panel space wasn’t used in quite the optimal way. CPU overclocking capabilities at standard core voltage turned out to be the acceleration bottleneck.
Frequency control is only supported for fans with 4-pin connectors. HDMI-DVI-adapter would have been a very useful addition to the standard package, considering the lack of a corresponding port.
Specification for K9NGM3-FD | Motherboard – The world leader in motherboard design | MSI Global
Well, this model wasn’t intended to draw attention of those, who are interested in a simple VGA-DVI link for a multi-display configuration without any “multimedia” add-ons. We have already examined their first possible choice — Biostar’s board. The practical goal of our test is to find out if the CPU’s high overclocking potential is hindered by the board and to evaluate the board’s behavior in non-standard BIOS modes.
Capacitor manufacturer couldn’t be identified. It is mounted to the chassis using 8 screws while the lower right corner remains unfixed.
Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. The reason why board manufacturers are not responding very actively to GeForce is the delay in its release. Applying this test procedure, we are able to effectively use all of the test board’s supported abilities, including increasing processor core voltage, and if necessary, correcting multipliers and adjusting system and peripheral bus frequencies.
Adjustable temperature threshold 40—60 degreesbelow which a set rotation frequency is maintained from 0 to