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MSI K9VGM-V AM2 Motherboard Review from a Retailer

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05.06.2007

Advantages:
Reliable, Good Online Support/Updates, Affordable, Good Layout

Disadvantages:
Only two SATA controllers, Sound & Graphics could be better

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Speed

Ease of Installation

Stability

Value For Money

Manufacturer SupportGood

Instruction manualGood

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We have stocked this MSI K9VGM-V motherboard for over 3 months now. And, to its credit, considering it's more of a budget board, we haven't had one failure with them. Considering the number we sell, that is very good!

Good Points: Reliable Motherboard, Nicely laid out for keeping the inside of the PC clear of trailing cables, Cheap to buy, Simple BIOS & MSI offer what is called a 'Live Update' for its motherboards which works much better than some other manufacturers.

Bad Point: Only two SATA controllers onboard, Onboard Sound & Graphics not quite as good as those offered by its competitors in the same catergory.

All in all we'd say that this board is great for system builders who are putting together a home/budget type package but is probably unsuitable for the more adventurous computer user.
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LJOne 05.06.2007 18:31

An interesting review style. It appears to be a bit more like an advert than a review!

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MPN K9VGM-V, MS-7253-010
Product Type Motherboard - micro ATX
Chipset Type VIA K8M890 / VIA VT8237A

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