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MSI H55M-ED55 (H55 Express) Motherboard - Final Thoughts

MSI shows us its OC Genie on a H55 Express board; the H55M-ED55. Can this help to push this board out of the entry level? Let's find out.

| Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 16, 2010 2:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 78%      Manufacturer: MSI

Final Thoughts


MSI has some work to do on the H55M-ED55, not necessarily in terms of performance (although they do need some work there), but more in board design and ease of installation and use. They also need to take a look at HDD performance and see if they can bring it up to where it needs to be.


When setting up the system, we found that MSI has not included a general installer for drivers. This forces the user to install each on its own (and reboot after each install). Now, this may sound like a minor issue, but when the average user gets ahold of it then this could make the difference between keeping and returning the board.


The OC Genie is a nice touch to the H55M-ED55; it does what it says it does. This is to allow a user to overclock their CPU in a matter of seconds. We would like to tell you if this board is a good deal for the performance or not, however we were not able to find it for sale on any e-tailers at this time of this writing.


Overall, the MSI H55M-ED55 is a pretty good board. It is not going to win you any records, but it will give you stable performance for entry level and mainstream gaming and multi-media use.


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