Posted on December 16, 2018


As for speed, well that’s a hard one to judge as I am not doing anything that uses major CPU overhead for the most part. The traditional ATX pin power connector is used, so the board will be compatible with older ATX power supplies, provided they have the secondary 12V connector. For that matter, the box has no information about this either. One thing I would have liked but is missing on the board is a PCI-e x1 slot. Headers for the other four are found on the motherboard itself. It’s good to see that there are at least a few micro-ATX products out there for users who want small cases but also want to keep their options open.

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MSI MS (FM3-V) Motherboard Memory MS Series

Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Intel and nVidia have unquestionably dominated the chipset market over the last three or four years, and VIA, though not the power it once was, is still an important contributor. We msj to check MSI’s website to discover the specs for it. That’s easy enough to fix with a PCI-e x16 video card, so its not a big problem.

The included multi-language manual is well written and illustrated, but extremely sparse.

I would recommend getting a back plate with the board as it can be hard to find the exact one cheap, as there are plates that look real similar but have slightly different motherrboard spacing.


The chipset supports 8 USB 2.

One thing I would have liked but is missing on the board is a PCI-e x1 slot. You may also like. Good overall product with a couple of minor issues I picked up this board as a cheap upgrade for an old computer I use to play videos on.

When you consider that many motherboard manufacturers including MSI are now producing Msu PCs with their own custom motherboards, you can see why the micro-ATX board might soon be an endangered species. This board should fit in just about any ATX case as its the smaller form factor.

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MSI 661FM3-V, LGA775 Socket, Intel Motherboard

If you msk buying the MSI FM3-V as a budget integrated board for a cheap system though, the integrated video is more than adequate for any desktop task. Layout of the board is pretty good but should you want to use a 24pin power supply to run one of these you will need an adapter as there is a cap in the road at that end of the 20 pin plug on the board where the extra pins on the 24pin would over hang the 20 pin socket.

I am using the board under Ubuntu Linux Extras included with the board are also sparse as you’d expect with a budget motherboard.

661gm3-v The video system shares between MB of main memory. These companies are not the first that come to mind when you are thinking about what chipset your next motherboard should have, but perhaps they should be. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.


Privacy policy and Terms of Use. If you are upgrading on a budget, it can be worth it to look at the 66f1m3-v names on the marquee. For that matter, the box has no information about this either. Overall its a pretty good board, fairly basic but works well and MSI driver support is as always pretty good.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. I run a few basic games. Let’s see how much value we can squeeze out of this budget board. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. If upgrading an old system you may need to replace the power supply as some cheap power supplies have too small a wire gauge on the motherboard cable, even though they have high enough wattage to run the board.

It skips over some important things entirely, such as the nature of the integrated graphics solution. Built around the SiSFX chipset, it efficiently handles data flows between the connected devices.

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