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MSI no longer supports 125W CPUs on the K9A2 CF

Posted on Tuesday, January 29 2008 @ 00:06:52 CET by

Bit Tech has just published some new information regarding the MSI K9A2 CF motherboard - the company has decided to no longer support 125W CPUs on the board as it has encountered long-term stability problems with these CPUs installed in the board.
"We checked around and at the same time were sent more questions about the use of these hot processors - we found while the board was able to use them and was perfectly stable in our stress test, there were some reports that this board had failed when using the same processors.

One customer on Newegg complained that his K9A2 CF had actually set itself alight after being left to run Folding@Home. Take a "customer review" as you will - it doesn't take into account dust build up, ambient temperatures, airflow, as well as CPU cooling and use of thermal paste, but it still appears to be potentially very serious.

So serious in fact that MSI has removed support for the CPUs altogether. When we asked MSI about the specific problem, we were told that "[MSI] cannot guarantee the long-term durability of using a 125W part in the two year warranty". We were also told that "The original power design on K9A2 CF is limited to AM2's 89W and AM2+'s 95W [specification]"."
Source: Bit Tech



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