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MSI Digital G45M Digital a Good Replacement for an Old Biostar Micro Atx motherboard?

By HDD123
Feb 7, 2009
  1. I was looking for a motherboard to replace my old biostar motherboard that will only support 2 gigs 667mhz, and only overclocks my e5200 up to 3 ghz even when maxing out the voltage. I am on a very tight budget, and this Msi board caught my attention http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130219

    Then I checked the MSI website to get more information on this board
    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=1711

    This board catches my attention because....
    1. Its New
    2. Its a Micro Atx with the Pci express x1 below the Pci express 2.0
    3. Drmos Really caught my attention because it states that it makes the board energy efficent, offers a lower tempature and a more stable overclocking enviorment

    Do you think its a good budget motherboard for a gamer and an overclocker like me??
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    The Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L will do the job nicely and help you save money. It is also a more reliable choice compared to the MSI board.
     
  3. HDD123

    HDD123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thanks but, I need micro atx motherboard. I will not be able to fit a board like that in my micro atx case, especially with all those pci express x1 slots.
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Then go for this GA-EG43M-S2H board. It has everything you need and is a far better buy compared to the MSI board.
     
  5. HDD123

    HDD123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Now thats more like it, I overclock a lot so would I be able to overclock my cpu to at least 3.5ghz and ram to 1066mhz with this board? And by the way, what is duel bios?
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    You should be able to OC the CPU without too many problems. I have seen people take it to those speeds on a GA-G31M-ES2L, so you should be able to reach that comfortably on this board, seeing that it has a newer chipset. Dunno about the memory though, because that will depend more on the RAM itself.
     
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