|RAM||16 GB DDR3 1066|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||6|
MSI Socket FM2/AMD A75/DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35
- Socket FM2
- AMD A75 chipset
- Micro ATX
- 1 PCI-E (1x16), 2 PCI-E x1 and 1 PCI
- 1 HDMI, 1 DVI and 1 VGA
- M Flash included and USB Safeguard
- All solid capacitors
- AMD Memory Profile technology
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+ Has onboard buzzer so no need to connect external speaker.
+ Has VGA, DVI & HDMI ports, with any 2 or 3 being able to be used simultaneously (according to the manual, not tested by me).
+ The A75 chipset has the following advantages over the A55:
* SATA ports (6 total) are 6Gb/S instead of 3Gb/S.
* 2 of the 8 USB ports on the rear panel are USB3. Also there are headers for connecting 2 additional USB3 ports and 2 more USB2 ports. (The A55 chipset does not support any USB3 ports).
+ Has 1 PCIe x16 slot, two PCIe x1 slots, and a single PCI slot.
+ Rear panel has a single PS/2 keyboard/mouse port for reusing older input devices. Since this is a single port you can can connect either a PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse but not both.
+ Rear panel has 6 audio jacks (7.1 channel audio). Audio codec is Realtek ALC887
+ LAN is Gigabit, provided by Realtek 8111
+ Has legacy Parallel/Serial port headers so you could connect devices that need these ports.
+ There are 2 DDR3 DIMM sockets on the board, supporting up to to 16GB.
- The Parallel & Serial port headers are strangely placed at the FRONT side of the motherboard rather than near the rear panel or expansion slots. Most users wouldn't care about these but if you need to use them you would prefer than they had been located differently on the board.
- Note that there are no IDE (PATA) connectors so you will either have to upgrade other IDE devices or use an IDE<>SATA adapter.
- Printed manual does not have a list of BIOS beep codes (in case your system fails to boot normally).Read more ›
I tried running diagnostics and utilities from the likes of Paragon. I could boot up a DOS recovery and I could run Paragon utilities in safe mode but always quickly crashed when trying anything else. The problem, that I wasted many emotional hours on, turned out to be VERY simple. The crashing was due to any USB device (keyboard or mouse) plugged in, such as the mouse and keyboard that were working just fine to configure the graphical bios!
So, with no mouse and just a PS/2 keyboard attached, suddenly all worked well, and I installed Windows 8 without further issue. Still crashing if a USB mouse or keyboard is attached at boot, but I could later attach the mouse. I installed the MSI drivers (watch out for the AntiVirus that you probably will regret loading if you do the full auto-install everything) and I upgraded the BIOS. That cured the mouse crash at boot issues. My HDMI attached monitor had a small picture that did not use the whole screen, that also went away after the MSI drivers were installed.
Final problem was that neither keyboard or mouse would wake the PC up from sleep. That turned out to be due to two jumpers (read the manual) that keep power applied to the PS/2 and USB connected devices during sleep. After changing away from the default no-power supplied during sleep, all was fine.
Overall this was the worst install experience I've ever had, but it was all due to simply not knowing the simple causes and fixes to the problems. Now it's all been up and running for a week I'm really happy with the system.Read more ›
Excellent motherboard for everyday use or gaming. Below are my current system specs:
Motherboard: This motherboard
Memory: 16GB 1866 DDR3 SDRAM By Corsair. (Vengeance Series)
CPU: AMD A10-5800K APU "Trinity"
OS: Arch Linux
SSD: OCZ Agility Series 128GB
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just be careful with the fit of your case otherwise it works wonderfully. I would get an ATX instead of micro if I could do it over (second gpu space).Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great motherboard for the price. MSI makes pretty decent hardware and this worked great.Published 1 month ago by Nick
The motherboard works. It came on a different box and without a cd. Not a biggie but I hate wasting time by going to a different computer to download the drivers on a usb. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hans Ayala
Was kind of surprised it came in a simple bubble wrap package and not a listed box with a manual. None the less, has a lot of features and very easy to understand. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anthony
love the specs on this bad boy, works like a dream, couldn't ask for a better motherboard, even if it is an entry level part (imho).Published 8 months ago by TheComicNut