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The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies. Maximum Motherboard Overclocking and Conclusions. List item the second 3. Try and be conservative with your scoring and that a 10 should mean the hardware is perfect in all regards and everyone should consider buying it. One point not to be missed in all of this is that the socket retention mechanism is a precision piece of engineering, and proper installation and care is important.

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MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i915P Series

Let’s see if the board has some bite to backup its bark. Can I Run It. MSI’s flagship P based board leaves little to be desired.

Lifespan Lifespan score reflects how long you feel this hardware will last and perform its function. Press return twice to start your list List item the first List item the second List 91p the third Press return twice to finish your list. That’s great for those who want to keep their systems running in prime condition. Overall Overall score reflects how great you think this hardware is. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.

For example, a gamepad may not fit in your hand as comfortably as you would expect or a monitor is not as sharp or maybe a graphics card can play games you didnt think it could Based on scores nro our most trusted members. Future Proof My PC. More contacts means more stable power for the processor, so you can bet that this form factor was designed with future generations in mind.

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A high Value score will let people know that this hardware is worth its cost. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Perform Performance score reflects how well you feel the hardware meets your expectations on performance. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Furthermore, if you divide the number of pins by the area of the processor you’ll find that Socket chips are among the most dense ever.

As things get faster, components run hotter, that’s a simple rule in the world of computers. On the power front, next generation processors are drawing much more electricity and die shrinks aren’t helping the situation as they once could. List item the first 2. If the roadmaps continue unchanged, socket should be the defacto Intel desktop standard for the next two years.

To help alleviate potentially problems, MSI have included a small plastic installation tool to make inserting the socket processor a little easier, and foolproof. The skeptics will say that Intel wanted to stem the flow of RMA’s from processors with broken pins, but if you do a little digging, the real reasons are somewhat more complicated.

Maximum Motherboard Overclocking and Conclusions. The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies. Socket on the other hand has a total of power related contacts, for power, for ground! List item the second 3.

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MSI P Neo2 Platinum Motherboard Review –

Release period Release Period – Aug A pinned solution would have posed another problem; packing all those pins into the same small space would have meant even more fragile pins than used with the socket design.

Try and be conservative with your scoring and that a 10 should mean the hardware is perfect in all regards and everyone should consider buying it. Global Game Awards The best way to mange the heat inside a case is with good airflow; the Southbridge for instance is one of the hottest points on the motherboard since the heatsink is so small, so continual airflow is advisable. According to Intel, Socket Pentium 4’s allocate 85 pins for power, for ground.

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It’s a handy tool for people who avoid instructions manuals. The introduction of Socket addressed a variety of issues with Socket ; like excessive pressure from heatsinks which flexed the motherboard, not enough power-related pins to deal with high power consumption of emerging cores, and a few other points slightly more technical in nature.