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Whats wrong with this board?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:37 pm
by prodeous
Doing a quick look for available AM2 m-ITX boards in europe on one of the sites i found a normal MSI m-ITX AMD board. ... cat_no=388#

OVerall there is nothing wrong with this board.

after looking at other MSI AM2 m-ITX boards (there were 2 in total) i found something interesting in the picture for the board below. Can this board even operate? Or maybe they placed a prototype board picture instead.

Can you see whats wrong? ;) ... cat_no=388#

Now if this board actualy works the way it is pictured, this would definitely be one of the first boards of its type.

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:14 pm
by Nick Geraedts
Umm.... yea.... I see the problem. Very very strange... haha :lol:

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:27 pm
by frenchie
I'm no motherboard maniac but I think I found the problem :-)
It is strange.... even stranger comming from the manufacturer's website !!!

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:41 pm
by Modo
Maybe it gets enough power from the one connector?

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:52 am
by nutball
Modo wrote:Maybe it gets enough power from the one connector?
Well the specs says it has "ATX 20+4 pin" :)

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:58 am
by frenchie
maybe it's under the board ? :D
just kidding :lol:

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:47 am
by psiu
besides the that even a normal layout? the back port arrangement

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:53 am
by Gojira-X
Somebody should buy the MSI AM-690E motherboard and take pictures of the motherboard and accessories.

i think that beige connector between the Serial/VGA, the CMOS battery and the Northbridge is a weird cut down power connector designed for small factor servers.

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:02 am
by prodeous

that board is designed for industrial computing. Not really for desktops.


The first link shows a regular one. But you might be right. However it would be odd for them to include the 12V plug then ;)

But in general i think their text under the picture sais it all
"The product picture may differ from the actual product.
Only for your reference."