Well my 2nd MSI board crashed on me, same as the first. I just got my replacement from NewEgg thursday and swapped it with the ABIT i was using, with no problems i might add. Anyway the first one didnt even make it through windows installation, this 2nd one lasted about 16 hrs and crashed while i was away from the comp. I have reinstalled the ABIT and everything is fine. Both boards where using factory settings, i.e. no overclocking. After crashing for whatever reason, nothing could bring them back. I reset bios, uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. I've read other posts here and there about the same problems with other NEO 2s weither its Intel or AMD based. Oh not to mention the Bios software was mediocre at best, with inadequate OC options.
I should add that I in now way blame NewEgg, there is obviously a manufacturer defect with these boards even though many are working fine. If anyone is looking at buying a NEO2 I would suggest looking at something else. Also I'm not bashing MSI boards as i know they make quality pieces but no matter how many great products a company makes there is bound to be a problem with one. Well just sharing my experience with you guys in the hopes that it can same someone a headache or two. Anyone else have any problems with any MSI products?
Thanks for listening