On 2002-01-05 06:57, DiMaestro wrote:
Ryu: How do you like the MSI board? Stability?
Would you recommend it?
I love my nForce board. In terms of stability I cannot kill it. If you check my signature at the bottom, you'll see I have this board chock full of hardware.
The platform is young. You'll want to be sure to flash to the 2.1 BIOS and put the memory in slots 1 & 2 (not 3) before you begin setting up the system. You'll also want to download the newest manual from MSI and use it instead of what comes with the board.
There are some general quirks, as such a install might go super easy or you might have to put your thinking cap on. I haven't found a quirk yet that causes this board to crash. My greatest problem was the 23.11 drivers and some nForce users have success with them.
Of course there is always the remote possibility that you will receive a lemon board; buy from a vendor who will do a burn in before you receive it. If it flakes and crashes or won't install right for them, then chances are it won't for you either and it needs to be replaced.
There is a article in the queue at TR that goes into great detail about the above. It's fairly long and it's being run through the editing process. If you want you can hang tight and read it first or you can go ahead and leap. I'm not sure what kind of time constraints you are facing.
As for would I recommend one? Yes, I would buy one for family, friends, and another one for myself. In fact I'm thinking of getting one for my fiancee and letting her have this 1.2 GHz TBird I have laying around.
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