MSI P45 Platinum Reviewccokeman - June 29, 2008
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Just because the hardware is installed does not mean it will work in harmony with all of the installed components. For this to happen the drivers, or instruction set, that allow them to work correctly and have the performance optimized for the device need to be installed.
The first thing to do to make all of this happens is to insert the driver disc for your specific operating system and let the auto run feature bring up the installation GUI. This GUI has several different tabs that each cover a specific area. The first tab is the Driver tab. Here the chipset, audio, LAN and J-micron Raid driver. The Utility tab gives the option to install the MSI Utility (Dual Core Center), MSI update or browse the disk to use the manual install process.
The Website tab provides links to websites that might prove useful to the enthusiast. Each in turn can be investigated.
MSI's Dual Core Center is an application that can be used from within the Windows environment. This utility can be used for many things. Overclocking, fan and voltage controls as well as being used as a monitoring utility for the clock speeds, voltages and fan speeds. The Energy saving or Green Power section is used to modify the power profile to maximize the energy the system uses.