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MSI K9AGM2-FIH - All in One HTPC Motherboard based on AMD 690G - BIOS and Overclocking

MSI sent us the K9AGM2-FIH (AMD 690G chipset) - it looks good on paper for HTPC usage but how does it really perform?

| Socket AM2/AM2+ in Motherboards | Posted: May 31, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: MSI

BIOS

 

 

Now it is down to the BIOS and overclocking.

 

MSI has chosen to go with AMI Mega trends BIOS which they have been using for quite some time now. AMI has come up along way in the last couple of years.

 

The BIOS is quite slim, so we do not have a whole lot to talk about here.

 

Overclocking

 

While we were not expecting earth shattering overclocking, we were hoping to get a few more MHz out of our CPU but what we found was quite a surprise.

 

There was absolutely no overclocking feature on the board at all, even after updating to the latest BIOS from the MSI website. Normally we see the Cell Menu where MSI keeps its overclocking options; this menu was not here at all, so no overclocking is possible on this board.

 

If you are going for a HTPC board though, you are probably not really going to worry about it seriously since it will no doubt be enclosed in a small HTPC case anyway.

 

If you want a value board with a bit of OC potential, do not even think about this one from MSI.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 2.0 GHz (ADA3800CUBOX) Boxed Processor

 

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