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P45 Platinum Software And Accessories

11-Way P45 Motherboard Shootout

With its P45 Platinum, MSI includes its Dual Core Center overclocking utility, Live Update 3 BIOS utility, and Efenity Extras HDD Backup utility. The hard drive backup utility runs from CD, but posted a statement that the motherboard model wasn’t supported.

Dual Core Center launches with a small interface, with buttons to open advanced controls.

CPU fan speed and FSB are both adjustable on the first page of the CoreCenter advanced menu.

CPU core, memory, and northbridge voltage are adjustable on the second page. Voltage changes worked well for us, but any attempt at overclocking under Windows Vista caused our system to lock up.

MSI GreenPower Center also provides voltage controls, but its aim is to conserve power. CPU and DRAM memory controller phases can also be reduced, since selecting fewer components allows added efficiency.

Documentation & Software Motherboard Manual
Quick Installation Guide
"Quick Guide"
Backup Software Guide
Motherboard Driver CD (Windows XP)
Motherboard Driver CD (Windows Vista)
Backup Software CD
Hardware 4x SATA Data Cable
1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable, Round
1x Floppy Cable
1x 4-pin to SATA Power Adapter
1x IEEE-1394/USB 2.0 Breakout Plate (1/2Ports)
1x Crossfire Bridge
1x Quick Connector Kit
1x I/O Panel Shield

The P45 Platinum includes an excessive amount of documentation but a rather ordinary set of hardware. Two things that stand out are the ATI CrossFire bridge and M-Connect quick connector kit.

  1. Introduction
  2. ASRock P45R2000-WiFi
  3. P45R2000-WiFi Onboard Devices
  4. P45R2000-WiFi BIOS And Overclocking
  5. P45R2000-WiFi Software And Accessories
  6. ASRock P45TS-R
  7. P45TS-R Onboard Devices
  8. P45TS-R BIOS And Overclocking
  9. P45TS-R Software And Accessories
  10. Asus Maximus II Formula
  11. Maximus II Formula Onboard Devices
  12. Maximus II Formula BIOS And Overclocking
  13. Maximus II Formula Software And Accessories
  14. Asus P5Q Deluxe
  15. P5Q Deluxe Onboard Devices
  16. P5Q Deluxe BIOS And Overclocking
  17. P5Q Deluxe Software And Accessories
  18. Biostar TSeries TP45 HP
  19. TP45 HP Onboard Devices
  20. TP45 HP BIOS And Overclocking
  21. TP45 HP Software And Accessories
  22. Biostar TPower i45
  23. TPower i45 Onboard Devices
  24. TPower i45 BIOS And Overclocking
  25. TPower i45 Software And Accessories
  26. ECS Black Series P45T-A
  27. P45T-A Onboard Devices
  28. P45T-A BIOS And Overclocking
  29. P45T-A Software And Accessories
  30. Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6
  31. EP45-DQ6 Onboard Devices
  32. EP45-DQ6 BIOS And Overclocking
  33. EP45-DQ6 Software And Accessories
  34. Jetway HI04
  35. HI04 Onboard Devices
  36. HI04 BIOS And Overclocking
  37. HI04 Software And Accessories
  38. MSI P45 Platinum
  39. P45 Platinum Onboard Devices
  40. P45 Platinum BIOS And Overclocking
  41. P45 Platinum Software And Accessories
  42. MSI P45D3 Platinum
  43. P45 D3 Platinum BIOS And Overclocking
  44. P45D3 Platinum Software And Accessories
  45. Test Hardware
  46. Benchmark Configuration
  47. Benchmark Results: 3D Games
  48. Benchmark Results: Applications
  49. Benchmark Results: Video Encoding And Synthetics
  50. Performance Analysis
  51. Onboard Audio Quality
  52. Power Consumption And Temperature
  53. Overclocking
  54. Conclusion
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