Content Creation Winstone keeps multiple applications open at once and switches among those applications. This chip does add to the cost of the board a bit though. The Pro2 is by all accounts a good motherboard that not a lot of people will be paying much attention to because of the weak allure Pentium 4’s and SDRAM give off. Good for your grandmother maybe, but this is definitely not a performance motherboard. The Pro2-R is really destined for the corporate market who need an extremely reliable solution that is equally cost effective. The i chipset is known to be one of the slowest P4 chipsets out there.

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MSI 845 Pro4 – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i845 Series

The onboard audio isn’t the best, however if you’re on a very tight budget this board is going to give you what works. SYSmark uses real world applications concurrently as an accurate way to test the system by following patterns that reflect the way real users work.

Since the board only has five PCI slots, we were a bit surprised that we still needed to remove the videocard to install the memory. Other features of the i chipset include an 4X AGP interface 3. DIMM slot one takes banks 0 and 1, where 2 and 3 share banks 2 and 3. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

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Subscribe to our Newsletter. A rather standard layout that we i485 come to know from MSI. It was nice to see that MSI uses a rather large orange heatsink for the i northbridge even though it didn’t get too hot during o845 testing. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website.

As with all MSI mainboards, overclocking features are heavily supported. In Content Creationthe board doesn’t do well even when overclocked.

MSI Pro2-R Motherboard Review –

How will they fare? Here we see the cooler placed onto the Northbridge of the board. Today’s PC motherboards have become more and more like artwork, everyone has their own favorite.

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Here we see the brackets that are supplied. The bottom bracket if the the USB 2. SYSmark’s workloads accurately represent mxi updated business usage model.

Let’s see what we have. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. This is a limitation of the i that I hope Intel will remove in the newer revisions.

The problem was they were concerned with how the workers in the manufacturing plant would deal with looking at red all day long, for weeks or months on end. SDRAM gives customers on this plane an inexpensive way to jump on the Pentium 4 bandwagon, and still maintain a semblance of upgradeability. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website.

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Content Creation Winstone ‘s activities focus on what we call “hot spots,” periods of activity that make your PC really work–the times where you’re likely to see an hourglass or a progress bar. C-Media sound controller chips have become one of the best value 6 channel sound chips ever. Not bad and we’re pretty sure that it was the CPU holding us back. The MSI Pro2 model: Flashy box that comes with two brackets for USB ports and D-LED, CD with drivers, software and other goodies, a floppy disk for ATA drivers, the board and an extremely thick manual with all the information you will need to help set up your board.

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Industry and corporate environments i84 always been behind the times, and it’s really for these markets that the i chipset is intended, at least that’s what we’ve been told time and again from a half dozen manufacturers.

MSI has elected to go with an active cooling solution rather than passive. Top is the USB 1.