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  • dougcook - Friday, September 08, 2006 - link

    I bought one of the MSI 570 boards (after reading this review). Everything seemed ok (some things seemed a bit cheap, but nothing really unusual). I got it all installed and running...

    For one day.

    While burning a few CDs, the Northbridge overheated and the machine turned itself off. This happened 2 more times, and then the machine failed to boot at all (even after giving it time to cool off). I wasn't overclocking, and the box had decent ventilation.

    This may not happen for everybody, but looking on NewEgg, it seems that this has happened to many other people. The MSI northbridge does not have an adequate heatsink and is likely to burn up. Save the time and get something better. I got the equivalent ABit 570 motherboard, and I've been very happy so far. I hear good things about the ASUS 570 as well.
  • MacGuffin - Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - link

    I don't mean to be a whiny biyatch but where's the follow-up article? Are you guys playing around with Conroe motherboards and ES chips again?;-) Reply
  • JakeBlade - Friday, June 09, 2006 - link

    Northbridge fans blow. No pun intended. Reply
  • Visual - Friday, June 09, 2006 - link

    in the comparison table on page 2, you have incorectly listed a firewire, 6 usb ports and 2 esata ports for the MSI. it doesn't have those, just 4 usbs. it does have a COM and LPT ports that you need to list though.

  • Gary Key - Friday, June 09, 2006 - link

    The right table was inserted this time, thanks!!!! :) Reply
  • A554SS1N - Friday, June 09, 2006 - link

    I'm interested in the MSI K9N 550 chipset, but noticed this 570 SLi chipset has the same sized passive cooler; could you tell me what the temperatures for the chipet on load are? (Sometimes SpeedFan might be needed to detect them on some boards?). Reply
  • Gary Key - Friday, June 09, 2006 - link

    I will see if we can get an accurate internal chipset temperature for you. The heatsink itself was at 56c under load when measured with a infrared device. Reply
  • A554SS1N - Thursday, June 15, 2006 - link

    Thanks, I could get an idea that it may be upto 70C internal from that external heatsink reading. Reply
  • R3MF - Thursday, June 08, 2006 - link

    sorry, not buying.

    give me the 8x/16x SLI split, as well as 8x slot, two 1x slots, and a couple of PCI slots that i can ignore.

    then i'll buy.
  • segagenesis - Thursday, June 08, 2006 - link

    ... is its AMD. After reading about Conroe I would hope nVidia does this for the Intel camp now that I'd rather buy one of those than AM2. Reply
  • Puddleglum - Thursday, June 08, 2006 - link

    First comes AMD, then comes Intel. You must wait. Are you opposed to the 965/975x?

    Conroe comes out in about a month, so I'm sure you'll be seeing massive amounts of reviews in the coming weeks/days.
  • Myrandex - Thursday, June 08, 2006 - link

    I don't know if it is just me, but it looks like in the graphical layout of the 570 that it says 16x connection to the first video card than an 8x connection to the second. I think it should have 16x / SLI (8x) or something on it.
  • Myrandex - Thursday, June 08, 2006 - link

    Also the following needs changed:
    The Realtek ALC-883 codec offers competitive CPU utilization rates when compared to the Realtek ALC-882 on the Asus board.

    I think the Asus needs to be changed to Biostar.
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, June 08, 2006 - link

    Asus changed to Biostar. As for the nF570 graphic, the X16 is because if you use a single GPU, you can get all 16 lanes, but if you use two GPUs, both will get 8 lanes. Yeah, it could be done better, but that image is direct from NVIDIA.

    Jarred Walton
  • shortylickens - Thursday, June 08, 2006 - link

    They jusy had to add two more digits, didnt they?
    Couldnt call it the Nforce 55, 57 and 59. Are they trying to compete on names again? Must need that extra digit I guess.

    Before long we'll have Radeon XXXYYYZZZ9700 Thousand Million Pro Uber Leet Haxor and then we'll see GeForce 999 FXZ 88000 Ultra Grand Prix GT XML.
    Then someone will get the idea to simplify the naming system and the whole mess starts over.
  • Visual - Friday, June 09, 2006 - link

    Does the XML model also offer XSLT hardware acceleration? That'd rock, explorer is so slow on it...

    But I think I'll hold up for now till I can get the Turbo-Diesel Injection models.
  • Schizzlefuzz - Thursday, June 08, 2006 - link

    I've only used Biostar for budget builds before, using DFI and Asus for performance builds, but the TForce 590 SLI Deluxe might be added when I start building AM2 systems for customers. Reply

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