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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Ships with the following: Front Side Bus Overclocking Testbed. With specs like that you can understand why I’ve just upgraded my office computer with this model board. There were no onboard jumpers or switches that could have changed the BIOS settings with this motherboard either.
Vcore is adjustable as high as 1. In any case, it really isn’t a problem, but if you have a lot of CD-ROM’s and are unwilling to move to a full tower case, then it is something to keep in mind.
One odd thing we noticed with the PC Health readings was that it consistently reported our 2. Of course, that would assume you get CPU that overclocks at least as good as ours does.
MSI 845PE Max2-FIR – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i845PE Series
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. 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. We dry fitted this case in a standard 854pe 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.
VAGP was very good too, being adjustable as high as 1.
This says something about the accuracy of reading temperatures from the Pentium 4’s on-die thermal diode. Following the recent trends from this company we are faced with a board that has literally everything on board in the most desirable configuration that is.
This should be plenty for most memory overclockers, even despite the fact 8845pe overvolting memory doesn’t yield too much better of a memory overclock to begin with. 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. What’s most disappointing about the BIOS tweaking that comes with this board is the lack of maax2 adjustable memory dividers in any shape or form.
Beginners Guides Cases and Access. 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 PE Max2-FIR – motherboard – ATX – Socket – iPE Overview – CNET
Again, this type of overclock is not out of the ordinary for motherboards, especially PE motherboards. Moving on, the general layout and placement of the components on a motherboard is not something which can vary widely.
However, this isn’t too much of a limitation, as running over 1. With this very conservative overclocking setup we mxa2 able to go “only” as high as MHz FSB, or just over 2.
Consumers with MHz based P4’s were still paring them up with PC memory and performance suffered consequently. This amount of info is about the norm as far as PC Health sections and Hardware Monitors are concerned. There were some pretty decent voltage adjustments in this particular BIOS. DIMM sockets sometimes move around, but in general they are always in the same orientation.
MSI PE Max2-FIR Ver. 1: Basic Features – MSI PE Max2-FIR (PE)
VDIMM options went as high as 2. The extra power requirement is something which surely comes in handy when all those extra on board devices are being used as well. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up 845le comment.
What does that leave to move around? This was odd because nearly every Pentium 4 motherboard we’ve used have reported a CPU temperature no higher than 43C in the BIOS, with 845ppe low as 33C being reported by a select few motherboards.