MSI K9VGM-V - motherboard - micro ATX - Socket AM2 - K8M890

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MSI K9VGM-V - motherboard - micro ATX - Socket AM2 - K8M890

PRODUCT FEATURES: Supports 64-bit AMD Athlon 64 / Athlon 64FX /Athlon 64 X2 processor (Socket AM2) HyperTransport link to the AMD Athlon 64 Athlon 6...

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Review of "MSI K9VGM-V - motherboard - micro ATX - Socket AM2 - K8M890"

published 05/06/2007 | www.ishift.co.uk
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Pro Reliable, Good Online Support/Updates, Affordable, Good Layout
Cons Only two SATA controllers, Sound & Graphics could be better
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"MSI K9VGM-V AM2 Motherboard Review from a Retailer"

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 published 05/06/2007
    An interesting review style. It appears to be a bit more like an advert than a review!
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Product Information : MSI K9VGM-V - motherboard - micro ATX - Socket AM2 - K8M890

Manufacturer's product description

PRODUCT FEATURES: Supports 64-bit AMD Athlon 64 / Athlon 64FX /Athlon 64 X2 processor (Socket AM2) HyperTransport link to the AMD Athlon 64 Athlon 64FX /Athlon 64 X2 CPU Supports 1 PCI Express x16 interface / 1 PCI Express x1 connection PCI Express base Spec 1.0a compliant Integrated VIA Chrome9 graphics processor Integrated dual channel native Serial ATA/RAID controller that will supply 150MB/s and support RAID 1, RAID 1 ACPI & PC2001 compliant enhanced power management Supports 8 USB2.0 ports. (Rear x4 / Front x4) Supports dual channel DDR2 533/667/800, using two 240-pin DDR2 DIMMs, up to 2GB Audio Chip integrated by Realtek ALC883, flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing Single LAN supports 10/100 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8201CL

Product Details

Product Description: MSI K9VGM-V - motherboard - micro ATX - Socket AM2 - K8M890

Product Type: Motherboard - micro ATX

Chipset Type: VIA K8M890 / VIA VT8237A

Processor Socket: 1 x Socket AM2

Compatible Processors: Athlon 64, Sempron, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2

Max RAM Size: 2 GB

RAM Supported: DDR2

Storage Ports: 2 x ATA, 2 x SATA

USB Ports Configuration: 8 x USB

Graphics: VIA Chrome9

Audio: HD Audio (8-channel)

LAN: Ethernet

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

General

MPN: K9VGM-V, MS-7253-010

Product Type: Motherboard - micro ATX

Chipset Type: VIA K8M890 / VIA VT8237A

Max Bus Speed: 1000 MHz

Processor Socket: Socket AM2

Max Processors Qty: 1

Compatible Processors: Athlon 64, Sempron, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2

Supported RAM

Max Size: 2 GB

Technology: DDR2

Bus Clock: 800 MHz, 667 MHz, 533 MHz

Speed: PC2-6400, PC2-5300, PC2-4300

Features: Dual channel memory architecture

Graphics

Graphics Controller: VIA Chrome9

Memory Allocation Technology: Shared Video Memory (UMA)

Audio

Type: HD Audio (8-channel)

Audio Codec: Realtek ALC883

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Controller: Realtek RTL8201CL

Network Interfaces: Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s): 1 x CPU ¦ 2 x DIMM 240-pin ( 1.8 V ) ¦ 1 x PCIe x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe x1 ¦ 2 x PCI ( 3.3 V/ 5 V )

Storage Interfaces: VIA VT8237A : ATA-133 - connector(s): 2 x 40pin IDC - 4 Device(s) ¦ VIA VT8237A : SATA-150 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1

Interfaces: 1 x parallel ¦ 1 x serial ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x VGA ¦ 1 x LAN ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 6 x audio - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm

Internal Interfaces: 1 x floppy

Additional Connectors (Optional): 4 x Hi-Speed USB

Features

BIOS Features: ACPI support, DMI support

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, RoHS

Width: 24.4 cm

Depth: 22.4 cm

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