Ok, tried that, done that, failed MSI have assembled the K9A2 Platinum motherboard with entirely conductive polymer aluminum solid capacitors. There’s an interesting back story behind the wide adoption of polymer capacitors on higher end motherboards, if you have time read this PCSTATS article It’s actually a rather complicated story revolving around industry espionage What RAID setup are you using? Did you install Windows new or did you try to continue the old install? Beginners Guides Cases and Access.

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Is the Vertex 4 flashed with the latest firmware? AMD’s FX chipset is capped with distinctive round finned heatsink wrapped with heatpipes.

We’ll leave the Core 2 Duo vs. Also what about the SSD not booting: A clever solution for sure, and one that most motherboard manufacturers have embraced as a quiet way of managing the heat from chipsets.

MSI K9A2 Platinum – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2+ – AMD 790FX Series

Are those ebay ones any good? About Us Employment Privacy Policy. The RAID controler could also be used but that is really not recommended. Please login or register.


The tables have certainly turned in the other direction now, but AMD still makes very affordable processors which are ,si for mainstream PC and gaming demands. Tried on AHCI, rebooted, nothing Also I have enabled the Extra Raid controller.

MSI includes pretty much everything you’ll need to take advantage of the onboard peripherals in the box. This motherboard has almost everything a person needs, except perhaps a Port 80 card which would have been a nice added touch.

MSI K9A2 CF-F – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2+ – AMD X Overview – CNET

There are eleven K9A2 boards which one do you have?: Thanks for your help. What RAID setup are you using?

It also seems very slow on this motherboard. A pair of heatpipes snake their way through the components on the Raaid Platinum, connecting the Northbridge heatsink to a large thin fin copper heatsink mounted to the processor power supply MOSFETs.

Done it as well, and still nothing: Let me check on something for you though.

Are you able to test the SSD in another computer to make sure it isn’t just defective? Home Help Search Login Register. Ok, tried that, done that, failed It also ‘looked’ fast as I was able to boot and use IE or Firefox in about 7 seconds! I’ve also set the drive to IDE, rebooted tried again, nothing I’m actually not using a RAID array.


There are no raid arrays listed in your system details. If your board is at the latest bios http: Is there a setting in the bios for this drive or is the SB incompatible or something? Chipset fans have a bad habit of failing over time, or becoming hopelessly clogged with dust.

MSI K9A2 CF-F – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2+ – AMD 790X Series

Phenom argument for another article k9a this. Corsair Dominator CL: Better use the chipset embedded SATA controler. In our experience with the MSI K9A2 Platinum we found it’s passive chipset solution quite effective at keeping temperatures in check. Did you install Windows new or did you try to continue the old install?

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