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The MSi P43-C51 is a motherboard made by MSi that supports Intel Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors.

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Pros

comes with a good sound system built in, renders audio in high quality and surround sound

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works out of the box without any special configuration required

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easy to overclock, generally runs stable even when turned up

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Cons

lacks any RAID support, which is generally supported in several configurations in this range

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side facing SATA connectors make setup a little tricky

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only a single PCI-E slot, no Crossfire possible

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sound drivers conflict with some punkbuster enabled games

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need to purchase an additional port to actually use the Firewire capability

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The MSi P43-C51 is a motherboard made by MSi that supports Intel Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors. It offers an Intel P43 chipset or the Intel ICH10 chipset, which is equipped with a hi-speed USB 2.0 controller with 6 SATAII ports. It supports 4 unbuffered DIMM of 1.5volt SDRAM, with a 16GB maximum. This model is LAN capable with ports for keyboard, mouse, 6 in 1 audio jack, and 6 USB 2.0 ports. The mainboard provides Plug&Play BIOS which automatically detects peripheral devices and expansion cords.

Features
  • motherboard
  • supports Intel Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo based processors
  • Intel P43 chipset or Intel ICH10 chipset
  • supports 4 unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 volt SDRAM (16GB max)
  • ports for LAN access, keyboard, mouse, 6in1 audio jack, 6 USB ports
  • Plug&Play BIOS
  • 6 mounting holes
  • Live Update 4 automatically checks for and installs updates
  • longer lifespan than electrolytic capacitors
  • does NOT support Windows 98 or ME
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