Performance was good, but it just couldn’t compete with VIA’s chipsets at the time. Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news. Only particular RAM modules synced well with the new chipset and helped us complete our benchmark suite. The problem seems to originate from the BIOS which was not properly optimized for the new chipset. Check out the specifications below and go over to the next few pages to see how it compares with the recently reviewed Soltek SLFRN2.
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The board is a no frills version, and does not feature integrated graphics. With the nForce2 Ultra this time around, MSI is actively pursuing the feature-hungry enthusiasts and overclockers who would normally hunt for high-end boards with extra overclocking headroom. The nForce was faster and more advanced, however after long delay the nForce eventually reached a market where the main competitor had now changed.
The nForce2 Ultra was validated to operate at FSB and was also marketed to have better overclocking potential. The problem seems to originate from the BIOS which was not properly optimized for the new chipset.
MSI is just chilset of the many nForce2 motherboard vendors that has also moved forward with the new nForce2 Ultra chipset variants and has completely phased out its older models based on the initial nForce2 SPP. Only particular RAM modules synced well with the new chipset and helped us complete our benchmark suite.
We were happy to see that MSI places a fan header just above the AGP slot, users of third party videocard cooling like the Thermaltake Crystal Orb can surely appreciate this. Check out the specifications below and go over to the next few pages to see how it compares with the recently reviewed Soltek SLFRN2. The K7N2-L chipseg smaller then most other AMD motherboards out there, so you shouldn’t have any problems installing this board into chipdet mni tower case.
Little things like this show how dedicated a company is to quality. Performance was good, but it just couldn’t compete with VIA’s chipsets at the time.
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Will they be the last to support Socket-A? The cooler the better and you can see Jsi using thermal paste. Consequently, the nForce chipset was delayed yet again, and eventually reached the markets in October, albeit in limited quantities. All the headers on the motherboard are clearly labelled so you’ll know what is what, and MSI uses a good amount of thermal material between the nForce2 SPP Northbridge and heatsink.
That would be difficult to foresee since the Ahtlon XP has an impressive CPU line-up and the platform itself could easily last through the next year.
Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news. That’s often something most other manufacturers neglect.
This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. We certainly hope that this will be an issue of the past as time goes on and with manufacturers updating their BIOS consistently.