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#1 Nemo

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 04:28 AM

OCC has reviewed the MSI X58 Platinum motherboard - http://www.overclock...i_x58_platinum/

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:44 AM

Really, this board doesn't do SLI? I got this board in the OCC holiday contest, and even though it's no longer in my possession, I distinctly remember it coming with an SLI bridge. 0_o I guess they removed that feature...

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:28 AM

I just updated the conclusion it does in fact work with SLI if you use the Platinum SLI latest Bios.

I will be checking this later but I have spoken to two other reviewers on two different sites that it does it fact work :)

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:50 AM

i got the p45 Platinum and whole Platinum line products provide realy decent performance for the $ good overclockers but not the best and maybe MSI improved with there X58 product RAM overclocking bcz on my P45 Platinum its realy the bad side it just doesn't overclock over 850 mhz compared to a lot cheaper P35-DS3L same RAM could run 1000+ mhz np
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:15 PM

Nice Review :thumbs-up:

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

I know mine didn't include a SLI bridge, but it's very possible the BIOS can be flashed to the SLI version, it's the exact same board after all. Enabling SLI on X58 is just a matter of turning a "0" into a "1"... provided you hand out a couple bucks to nVidia of course ;)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:20 AM

THe platinum Bios fixes the issue but out of the box its not supported. at least not listed as supported. I will put it to the test in a couple of days when I Install one.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:15 PM

I have a MSI X58 Platinum. It came with AMI BIOS V1.1 which, according to MSI, is the non-SLI version. They say the MBs that come with AMI BIOS V3.1 are the SLI versions.

I downloaded AMI BIOS v3.2B2 from the AMI site. I flashed my MSI X58 Platinum board without problems. After a reboot, CPU-Z identified my motherboard as "MSI X58 PLATINUM SLI(MS-7522)" instead of the original "MSI X58 PLATINUM(MS-7522)". (I might have the SLI in the wrong place but it definitely said SLI.)
NVidia Control Panel did not identify any SLI options but I guess I would need two GPUs installed to see those options. I only have one 9800 GT. My PC operated normally. I emailed MSI Tech Support to see if they supported this operation; they said "For hardware safety,we don't recommend you to do that.Please use your original BIOS."

I flashed back to AMI BIOS V1.3B4 (which is the latest beta that they have for V1.x) as I did not see a reason to remain on V3.2B2 at this time.

Would be interested to see if SLI does work on this motherboard or not just by flashing to AMI BIOS V3.x.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

I don't have the cards to try it out, but I'm sure someone else can look into it ;)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:06 PM

If you mean me then gimme a day or so and I can verify it, I have the board and the cards to test out.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:13 AM

If you mean me then gimme a day or so and I can verify it, I have the board and the cards to test out.

That would be good. Once you're done, I'd be interested to know what cards you used to test it out and whether you used a SLI connector or not. There seems to be a fair amount of speculation as to what cards needs SLI connectors (as the SLI is supported by the motherboard).

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:02 PM

You will still need the bridge connection between the cards. That does not go away.
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