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Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Msii all discussions Login to join the discussion! These are the same type of capacitors mostly found on videocards, and being a solid device they don’t leak or burst years down the road. Top 5 Heatsinks Tested. MSI have assembled the K9A2 Platinum motherboard with entirely conductive polymer aluminum solid capacitors.

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This motherboard has almost everything a person needs, except perhaps a Port 80 card which would have been a nice added touch. AMD’s FX chipset is capped with distinctive round finned heatsink wrapped with heatpipes.

Release period Release Period – Oct Chipset fans have a bad habit of failing over time, or becoming hopelessly clogged with dust. Solid Capacitors for motherboard longevity. As always, it’s important to remember that if water cooling is used here, you have to mei a fan in the direction of these passive heatsinks or the chipsets will not be adequately cooled.

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MSI K9A2 Platinum, Socket AM2, AMD (MS-7376-01S) Motherboard

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Msk Case You Missed it The last thing you want is to fry your shiny new hardware! Press return twice to start your list List item the first List item the second List item the third Press return twice to finish your list. In our experience with the MSI K9A2 Platinum we found it’s passive chipset solution quite effective at keeping temperatures in check.

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There’s an interesting back story behind the wide adoption of polymer capacitors on higher end motherboards, if you have time read this PCSTATS article It’s actually a rather complicated story revolving around industry espionage For example, a gamepad may not fit in your hand as comfortably as you would expect or a monitor is not as sharp or maybe a graphics card can play games you didnt think it could Based on scores by our most trusted members.

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Can I Run It. Global Game Awards A high Ka92 score will let people know that this hardware is worth its cost. A clever solution for sure, and one that most motherboard manufacturers have embraced as a quiet way of managing the heat from chipsets.

The two AMD chipsets generate a moderate amount of heat, but this totally silent thermal solution is better than msk a bunch of little noisy fans. List item the second 3. The details of how the MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below.

k92 List item the first 2. We’ll leave the Core 2 Duo vs. The tables have certainly turned in the other direction now, but AMD still makes very affordable processors which are ideal for mainstream PC and gaming demands.

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