AMD Phenom II X4-810/MSI 790GX-G65

By on May 6, 2009
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Layout: The MSI 790DX-G65 motherboard is a full ATX sized board built on a brown PCB. The CPU socket is AM3 which supports DDR3 Memory interference and around the socket are full solid state capacitors to provide the motherboard longer life operation.  A heatsink covers the mosfet- the board can handle any 140w CPUs. There [...]

Layout:

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The MSI 790DX-G65 motherboard is a full ATX sized board built on a brown PCB.

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The CPU socket is AM3 which supports DDR3 Memory interference and around the socket are full solid state capacitors to provide the motherboard longer life operation.  A heatsink covers the mosfet- the board can handle any 140w CPUs.

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There are four DDR3 DIMM slots that supports dual channel use with 800/1066/1333 or 1600MHz in overclocked state.

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5x SATA ports controlled by AMD SB750 are available in the right side corner of the motherboard along with the power , reset and Clear CMOS button.

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On the lower side, we see 2x Blue PCI-E x16 slots that are V2.0 compliant, When two PCI Express x16 graphics cards are installed, the PCIE x 16 lanes will auto arrange form x16+ x0 to x8+x8. Additionally, two PCI Express x1 are present along with two 32-bit PCI slots. Notice that there is an EZ OC switch in a small red colored box located just between the two blue PCI-E x16 slots- this switch function to overclock the FSB without going thru the BIOS, it will automatically adjust the FSB Speeds in three steps, 10%, 15% and 20% increments.

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The back panel holds up a PS/2 keyboard or mouse connector with an optical SPDIF-out port from the left, DVI-D and VGA ports, 6x USB’s , HDMI , Firewire, an e-SATA port that is controlled by AMD SB750 chipset, an RJ45 LAN Jack and finally a 6 in 1 audio connector.

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MSI uses ELPIDA J116BASE – DJ-E memory chips for the dedicated memory of the integrated Graphic card. The memory is rated at 1333MHZ DDR3 1GB with 9-9-9 timings.

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Audio Chipset is by RELTEK ALC889 chipset that supports 7.1 Audio Channel.

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The RJ45 LAN JACK is controlled by REALTEK RTL8111DL chipset that support 10/100/1000 operations.

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