Guides and more Go MSI continues to use this coordination scheme, for reasons unknown. This board is actually a re-branded MSI Platinum with a few features removed, which is a good thing, as the MSI Platinum line is an excellent line of boards. However, the P35 Neo2-FR all of a sudden crept up on the other 2 big board makers. Boards using the P35 chipset are really starting to drop in price as competition heats up between Asus, Gigabyte and MSI.

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The time now is My two HDD’s are hooked to number saha and 2. Post Your Nei2 Please log in or sign up to comment.

Computer motherboards are the heart of your system: I think this was a very good decision by MSI, both from a manufacturing and sales standpoint.

The stock timings were pretty aggressive so I loosened them and it ran without problems. Otherwise, we are going to continue to deduct points from manufacturers in this area.

BIOS version is outdated a bit, but i’m leaving update as a last resort i’m afraid to kill mb ver.

Consequently they both appear as “Removable Storage Device” in the taskbar. With plenty of room around the CPU, and power connections along the edges, this MSI motherboard is nicely laid out and offers the following onboard connections: The 8-pin ATX power connector is located in between the heatpipe system. I contacted the MSI support.


Included with the board are the bare minimum cables needed for setup, but this is to be expected in a budget board. Win 7 Pro 64bit.

P35 Neo2 FIR rev 1. We found the positioning of the four purple ICH9R SATA ports to be excellent when utilizing the expansion slots, as they are out of the way of longer cards.

What about MSI motherboard drivers? This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the board.

The DCC also allows fan speed monitoring for two system fan headers. The DIMM module slots’ color coordination is not correct for dual channel setup based upon the premise of installing DIMMs in the same colored slots for dual-channel operation.

Board Layout and Features – MSI P35 Neo2-FR: Platinum performance for under $

Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies. Extra cables can be picked up for minimal costs. I got to the select installation location screen, and I was faced with this error: Frankly, we certainly think it looks better and cooling performance remains roughly 3p5. MSI motherboard drivers are downloadable and the BIOS also has an excellent recovery system should you exceed the limits of the board.


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All times are GMT We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. Please can you give me a link to contact technical support at MSI’s to report this trange problem? Can anyone confirm this or give me a hint, what I’m doing wrong.

I will try to explain whats going on. Build A Gaming Computer. Home Help Search Login Register.

MSI P35 Neo2-FR Motherboard

All computer components are being updated, upgraded and replaced on an ongoing basis usually at least once a year. Is there any fix??? Please can you list system details