All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. The area surrounding the CPU socket is mostly clear of obstructions. News [H]ard Forum Settings. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The time now is Once I get it I’ll play around with it and see if I can get the speakers up and running.

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AMD Athlon64 socket based processors. TuesdayDecember 07, Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Several days ago, we finally received the K8N Neo2 retail board, so we were very anxious to verify what we had already found and perform additional testing on the K8N Neo2. The chipset itself is actively cooled with a sleek looking HSF unit mounted to the board using push pins k8 through holes on opposite sides of the chipset.

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The time now is You may have ahdio register before you can post: Home Help Search Login Register. MSI is known for their top performing product lineups, which include both motherboard and video card lines. When setting the speaker settings to 2-channel mode, I noticed that when I had the volume up enough ausio make the sound in the right speaker close to what I could tolerate using headphones, I could hear a very, very faint sound from the ausio speaker.

Those capacitors marked with an M come from an unknown manufacturer. The board tested is clearly marked as a revision 1 board. I bought a used MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum mobo to use with a dual-core amd64 without having to switch to pci-e, and everything is working just fine, except one annoying thing: Please confirm and adjust your memory setting in the BIOS accordingly for better system stability.


I have the same setup but I’m waiting for my mobo to come. Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. I have Z and I followed exactly auido same color. The capacitors directly above the socket and the upper IDE port located directly below the socket may interfere with HSF installation or removal.

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Please login or register. I’ve checked the audio jumpers on the mobo as I first had connected the stereo and the headphones to the wrong outlets, and suspectedbad jumpers or k8m positioning of themand they are as they should be, which shouldn’t affect the front audio anyway, as far as I know.

The socket AMD Athlon64 processor has been available for a couple of months now, but many enthusiasts continue to hold out. Directly above the front panel header are the two onboard USB 2.

I can’t seem to get both sides of the front speaker audio with the built-in sound. Given the number of motherboards to pass over PCstats’ test bench, I’ll admit that I like any changes to the PCB which are out of the ordinary, and this is certainly a nice little touch.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. The green is your front speakers and the black on the mobo is your rear speakers. It’s a strategy which has paid off for MSI.


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I’ve also checked every single balance setting in the volume controls, and nothing’s wrong with those either. While a bit untraditional, the design and layout of the K8N Neo2 was well thought out and almost issue ne2.

This was while connecting a pair of headphones straight into the mobo’s own front speaker outlet, not through the case front at all. Introduction MSIalso known as MicroStar International, has been a well-known and established name among enthusiasts for years. Forum Hardware Specific Motherboards msi k8n neo2 plat audio???? MSI really needs to provide a wider available range of frequency settings, since this is one board that can use the additional settings.

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Once I get it I’ll play around with it and see if I can get the speakers up and running. MSIalso known as MicroStar International, has been a well-known and established name among enthusiasts for years.

LOL This is my first non asus mobo ever.