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    HEXUS.reviews :: MSI 945GT Speedster-A4R Motherboard

    A quick look at the 945GT Speedster-A4R micro-ATX-sized motherboard highlights MSI's thinking. It's intending this board to be installed in smaller cases, with HTPC and entertainment-based PCs high on the list of uses, although MSI continually refers to it as a workstation board. The most striking feature is support for mobile Intel CPUs in the mPGA-479M package, with the new 667MHz FSB Core Duo (dual-core, mobile) processors being top of the list. Core Solo and Celeron M (single-core) are supported, too. No current word on Conroe compatibility, however.
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    With Conroe having been launched this is somewhat less appealing - cost of CPU and mainboard?

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    There should be the potential to upgrade to Merom with this board though.

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    Indeed, but the cost of the board - is more than a 975, and the CPU is more too....

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    945gt

    This motherboard might be awesome.

    But the included cooler goes crazy, nearly 5500rpm and never below 60 degrees. And as you can guess It sounds like a STORM in here.

    And worst of all. Installing Windows XP SP2, freeze up the machine upon boot. Running stable here on SP1 now. Took me 2 days to find out why it frooze up

    MSI 945GT, T2300, 1 GB Ram, 320GB SATA II
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