Saturday, December 29, By that I mean most Socket AM2 motherboards have 7. If you’re a gamer, multimedia enthusiast, or future indie rock star mixing tracks for your debute CD, the MSI K9N Diamond is a board well worth your attention. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. The layout of the MSI K9N Diamond is quite easy to work with, and enthusiasts will especially appreciate the low profile southbridge heatsink. The Intel Azalia compatible software sound card is much better than what came before it, but there’s still the issue of relatively high CPU utilization with a software based codec. Even though the Dynamic OverClocking Technology is more stable than manual overclocking, basically, it is still risky.

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On the mainboard proper there are three USB 2. Hello folks, New akdio so take it easy. There you will have the choice of selecting one of the six levels: By that I mean most Socket AM2 motherboards have 7.

MSI K9N Diamond, Socket AM2, AMD Motherboard

The NorthBridge heatsink is made up of 26 aluminum fins and is cooled by a 40mm fan. Nvidia nForce SLI chipset.

As a matter of fact, the solution used by these two boards is fanless, while the north bridge cooler from K9N Diamond uses a fan. On the rear panel you will find: Another gamers dream is the dual-gigabit LAN which allows the user to prioritize network traffic.


Main power comes from a standard ATX12V v2.

My problem riamond getting 7. If I download the drivers off the Creative website for the SoundBlaster Audigy SE and try to install it tells me, “Setup was unable to detect a supported product on your system. When aurio this shows up as SB live. Main menu choices are: Its main feature is its on-board audio, controlled by a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE chip — feature not available on competing products.

By the way, if you need to conduct overclocking manually, you also need to disable the Dynamic OverClocking first. Whether you’re trying out that new Battlefield demo or watching a movie, having more free system resources for background tasks is always a good measure.

MSI K9N Diamond – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2 – nForce 590 SLI Series

It’s on the same page as the link above. I said I didn’t know. Dual Gigabit LAN really is a great feature! Whether you’re a novice or experienced computer user, the benefits of EPP are immediate.

MSI K9N Diamond – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2 – nForce SLI Overview – CNET

On the audio jacks, there’s line in, line out, microphone, RS rear surround out, and CS center, subwoofer out connector. The main ATX, floppy and IDE cable connectors are located to the right of the four dual channel memory DIMM slots where they i9n not interfere with other system devices or disrupt airflow. We hope other manufacturers start to adopt this same idea soon.


After quickly scanning though the lists of high end motherboards you’ll probably come diamonv the conclusion that most boards are pretty similar feature wise. Creative Inspire T Speakers But also confused about what audio is onboard. T he SLI is the only model that offers dual x Unfortunately MSI’s dismond is not very specific about how Dual Core Cell technology saves power or prolongs the life of your components.

The first bios release v1. The most significant feature of Dual Core Cell are its overclocking functions. This mainboard does not offer a cooling solution on its voltage regulator transistors as other top-end mainboards have.

See my Bios page for specific diamone settings. To use DDR2 dual channel on this motherboard, you will have to install one module on a green socket and the other module on an orange socket.

The motherboard is compatible with older ATX 1. This motherboard also has an extra 12V power connector JPWR2 using a regular peripheral power plug, although I diaomnd unsure what this is specifically used for.

MSI really did a great job with their styling on the mainboard. Thanks for the replies.

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