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MSI 970A-G43 ATX Motherboard with USB 3.0
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MSI 970A-G43, AMD 970, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, PCIe 2.0 (x16), 2 Way CrossFireX, USB 3.0, ATX

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MSI 970A-G43 ATX Motherboard with USB 3.0
Product Overview
APS (Active Phase Switching)
Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage.

AMD CrossFire
AMD CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

USB 3.0
Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.

Features
- 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
- Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

Features
- 2X Faster Than SATA 3Gb/s
- Up to 6Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs

3TB+ Infinity
3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of hard drives efficiently. In addition to supporting the latest 3TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system. Compared to competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.

Features
- All the latest 3TB hard drivers on the market can be supported
- Make the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system

Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

M-Flash
Compared to common motherboard which need extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn’t need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
- Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

Winki 3
Winki 3 is a free Linux-based O/S which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.

Features
- User friendly & totally free applications
- Power on to run applications in 25 seconds
- Multi-language interface support

Cool'n'Quiet
AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

OC Genie II – Overclock & Unlock CPU Core in 1 Second
OC Genie II, the most powerful and easy overclocking technology is implemented on MSI's AMD 9-Series motherboards. MSI's OC Genie II completely automates advanced overclocking functions and offers up to 248% higher performance with the simple click of a button. It does not matter if you're a first time hardware owner, or a veteran overclocker, activating MSI OC Genie II will unlock your hidden CPU cores, overclock your CPU and your memory to simply give you the best and stable performance for free on MSI AMD 9-Series motherboard available.

Benefits:
- Automatically overclock & unlock hidden CPU core(s) in 1 second
- Instantly boost system performance up to 248%

World's 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface
MSI Click BIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.

Benefits
- Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support
- Simply click or touch and move to change settings
- Full system control, including overclocking, security and information

All Solid Capacitors
Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.
Features
World's 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface
MSI 970A-G43 motherboard with Click BIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.

Benefits
• Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support
• Simply click or touch and move to change settings
• Full system control, including overclocking, security and information


• AMD 970 chipset based
• All Solid Capacitors
• OC Genie II: Easy Overclocking Technology
• Support USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s
• AMD CrossFire
• APS (Active Phase Switching)
• AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology
Technical Specification
General
Manufacturer:
MSI
Form Factor:
ATX
CPU Socket:
AM3+
QPI Speed:
N/A
Chipset:
AMD 970
Memory Type:
DDR3
Memory Channel:
Dual
Memory Type (ECC):
Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U):
Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz):
  • DDR3 - 1066
  • DDR3 - 1333
  • DDR3 - 1600
  • DDR3 - 1866
  • DDR3 - 2133(OC)
Maximum Memory Capacity:
32GB
Graphics Connectors:
 
Graphics Interface:
PCIe 2.0 (x16)
SLI Support:
N/A
Crossfire Support:
2 Way CrossFireX
Audio:
 
Network Interface Type:
 
Network Interface Chip/Modules:
 
SATA:
SATA III 6Gb/s
RAID Support via:
SATA
Storage Mode Support:
 
Water Cooled:
No
Expansion Slots:
  • 2 x PCI (32 bit)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
Internal I/O:
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 1 x 8pin (V)
  • 3 x Fan Header (V)
  • 1 x FP Audio Header
  • 4 x Memory Slots (DDR3)
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
Back Panel:
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x 7.1 Audio I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 6 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
SCAN/MSI
Telephone:
0871 472 4747
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Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value for money Goes really well with a fast AMD processor and can be paired with a fast GPU thanks to the PCIe 2.0 slot. Not the most features or speed but for the price, you cant go wrong! 28 May 2014
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It would be most helpful if you would kindly let me know if I would be able to use an SSD instead of an IDE drive to benefit from the faster data read/write rates of the SSD.
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A SATA III SSD can be connected to the SATA ports.
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yes ... as long as it has a sata connector ( which this board does ) you simply connect the ssd to that via the sata interface in the same way you would with standard mechanical hard drives ..
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yes,connect the ssd to the 6gb ( or 3gb ) sata port and then make sure you enable "AHCI" mode in the bios ( this allows the ssd to run at optimal speed )
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Yes, make sure you attach it to the correct SATA port (depending on your SSDs SATA version)
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is this motherboard 64 bit compatible?

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Just to confirm this motherboard supports 64-BIT processors.
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yes it is ... all modern motherboards support 64bit processors .....
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FX6350 Compatible?

i was just wondering if this board was compatible with the FX6350 processor as i couldn't find out.
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This CPU is listed on the CPU support list for this motherboard, however a BIOS update may be required.
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