Released November, 2009
The Pros:Ps/2 ports are a nice touch. Logical layout makes setup easy. MicroATX form factor, low price and no frills design makes it ideal for HTPC use.
The Cons:Known issue with CMOS failure. Only supports 2 DIMM modules. Only has 4 rear USB ports.
The MSi 740GM-P25 is a motherboard that supports 64bit AMD Phenom II/ Athlon II/ Sempron II processors in the AM3 socket. It comes equipped with the HyperTransport 1.0 supporting speed up to 1000MT/s. This motherboard features the AMD 740G and SB710 chipsets.
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It is capable of supporting two unbuffered DIMM of 1.5volt DDR3 SDRAM. It comes with a universal charger utility for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod for a faster charging speed. It has the M-Flash function, so if the BIOS crashes, it can still boot from the USB. It also features the Unlock CPU Core, which allows users to unlock hidden CPU core quickly.
- 64bit AMD Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron II processors in AM3 socket
- HyperTransport 1.0 supporting speed up to 1000MT/s
- AMD 740G and SB710 chipset
- supports 2 unbuffered DIMM of 1.5volt DDR3 SDRAM
- universal charger for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod
- M-Flash function
- Unlock CPU Core
- Live Update 4
- ports for: mouse, keyboard, serial port, graphics card port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, LAN jack, 6in1 audio jack
- 6 mounting holes
User Reviews (3)
ps/2 ports are a nice touch.
Logical layout makes setup easy.
MicroATX form factor, low price and no frills design makes it ideal for HTPC use.
The onboard OC switches really do make overclocking a piece of cake.
3 year manufacturer's warranty for parts and labour eases the pain of those experiencing CMOS failure.
Known issue with CMOS failure.
Only supports 2 DIMM modules.
Only has 4 rear USB ports.
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