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MSI devised a new heatpipe system for this series of boards to replace the rollercoaster version on the Platinum boards. However, based upon our initial overclocking tests, if you use a vertical mounted fan with an air cooler i. Socket F Computer Motherboard for Intel. One such market segment is the quickly growing budget performance sector, which is now moving to Intel’s P35 chipset. Identical or Fraternal Twins?

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Socket 5 Computer Motherboard for Intel. Lots of overclock options to tweek and I got a Q up to 3.

Good prices and online shopping but the showroom needs an big upgrade with better displays to look at while waiting for your parts.

The DIMM module slots’ color coordination is not correct for dual channel setup based upon the premise of installing DIMMs in nwo2 same colored slots for dual-channel operation.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Installing memory modules with a full size video card placed in the first PCI Express x16 slot was not a problem.

MSI is not really hiding this fact; the user can easily remove the Neo2 label to see the Platinum silk screen. Log in Don’t have an account?

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MSI P35 Neo2-FR – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – P35

The other difference is that MSI is starting to offer a compelling value in certain market segments. One such market segment is the quickly growing budget performance sector, which is now moving to Intel’s P35 chipset. New item that you can order before we receive stock.


The DCC also allows fan speed monitoring for two system fan headers. You can Pay with: We have not heard that much from MSI lately. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. More items related to this product.

Yes, they always seem to launch product at the same time as ASUS and Gigabyte, but their product launches always seem subdued. The Neo2-FR board features a high quality four-phase voltage regulator system that provided excellent stability throughout testing.

MSI P35 Neo2-FR: Platinum performance for under $

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Fortunately, for us the performance remains the same, as does the support, features, and quality. The only thing I’d like to change about this mobo is the fact that it’s still DDR The 8-pin ATX power connector is located in between the heatpipe system.

Socket F Computer Motherboard for Intel.

MSI P35 Neo2-FR – motherboard – ATX – LGA Socket – P35 Overview – CNET

This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the board. We also installed several aftermarket Socket cooling solutions such as the Tuniq and Thermalright Ultra eXtreme during our overclocking tests without a problem. The pin ATX power connector is located on the edge of the board along with the number three system fan header. Their marketing program does not usually have the all-out blitz we typically see from ASUS or Gigabyte, or their product lineup may lack a killer feature.


In addition to unique layouts or features, their overall product quality and commitment to performance has been steadily improving. No, we are not talking about roller coaster designed heatpipes; we are talking about product that outperforms the competition at launch or can make a difference in how you use or perceive the value of the product.

MSI P35 Neo2-FR, LGA775 Socket, Intel Motherboard

Log in Don’t have an account? We have seen a great deal of improvement in MSI’s motherboard products over the course of the last year. However, there was an eerie silence at the time as abit had just introduced the similarly priced and very impressive IPPro to a thunderous roar from the user community.