PE Max2 ATX Mainboard. Mainboard Specifications. CPU. Supports Socket for Intel® Pentium 4 processor. Supports up G/MHz and higher. MSI PE Max2 Motherboard. Company: MSI Product: PE Max2 MB Street Price: ~$ USD Date Reviewed: January 28, Reviewed By: Jason R. As usual, MSI is one of the first manufacturers to have adopted the new iPE chipset, and with it they produced the MSI PE Max2-FIR motherboard.
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This says something about the accuracy of reading temperatures from the Pentium 4’s on-die thermal diode. There were no onboard jumpers or switches that could 854pe changed the BIOS settings with this motherboard either. We would have liked to have seen if this board could reach MHz memory clock, but that doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen in any future BIOS revision.
MSI 845PE Max2-FIR (845PE)
DIMM sockets sometimes move around, but in general they are always in the same orientation. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. However, this isn’t too much of a limitation, as running over max22. The extra power requirement is something which surely comes in handy when all those extra on board devices are being used as well.
What’s most disappointing about the BIOS tweaking that comes with this board is the lack of any adjustable memory dividers in any shape max22 form. Log in Don’t have an account? The only missing component is Serial ATA, but since those SATA hard drives still haven’t popped up in stores, this is something we can live with quite easily for the moment.
MSI PE Max2-FIR – motherboard – ATX – Socket – iPE Overview – CNET
Throw in one of those optional MSI Bluetooth kits and you have one mean little red motherboard! This amount of info is about the norm as far max22 PC Health sections and Hardware Monitors are concerned. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Of course, that would assume you get CPU that overclocks at least as good as ours does.
VDIMM options went as high as 2. Ships with the following: Vcore is adjustable as high as 1.
With this very conservative overclocking setup we were able to go “only” as high as MHz FSB, or just over 2.
However, it seems the vast majority of motherboard makers simply aren’t including these three additional options for their PE motherboards for one reason or another.
Front Side Bus Overclocking Testbed.
Review: MSI PE MAX2 FIR – Mainboard –
What does that leave to move around? Consumers with MHz based P4’s were still paring them up with PC memory and performance suffered consequently. VAGP was very good too, being adjustable as high as 1.
Again, this type of overclock is not out of the ordinary for motherboards, especially PE motherboards. This should be plenty for most memory overclockers, even despite the fact that overvolting memory doesn’t yield too much better of a memory overclock to begin with. In any case, it really isn’t a problem, but if you ,ax2 a lot of CD-ROM’s and are unwilling to move to a full tower case, then it is something to keep in mind.
Moving on, the general layout and placement of the ,ax2 on a motherboard is not something which can vary widely. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
One odd thing we noticed with the PC Health readings was that it consistently reported our 2. We dry fitted this case in a standard Aopen QF50A case and found that the metal frame for the drive bays butts up against the edge of the PCB – so the board does fit without a problem. With specs like that you can understand why I’ve just upgraded my office computer with this model board. Following the 845pf trends from this company we are faced with a board that has 8445pe everything on board in the most desirable configuration that is.
The auxiliary 4-pin power connector is also well placed, and in addition to those two is a standard Molex connector.