The reason I am reviewing this motherboard is because my hosting company was not able to meet my needs so I decided to build my own server. My hosting was being provided by Nexpoint.net until they started to give me problems. They were saying that the overload load on their server was caused by my site alone and that it was a problem with the code. After having them shut down my site and argue with me many times I got tired of it and said, “fine, ill do it myself.” I started contacting a lot of different companies to see if they would help me out with hardware. MSI was kind enough to send over their K7D Master-L which I am currently using for the OCmodshop server. I will be writing an article later on how to build and configure a server which hopefully you can use.
The MSI K7D Master-L uses the AMD 760 MPX chipset which is the successor to AMD 760. The AMD-760. MPX chipset is a high performance two-way multiprocessor core logic solution for AMD AthlonTM MP class processors, offering Multi-Processor eXtended (MPX) performance over the AMD-760 MP chipset. Extended performance is offered by the 66-MHz/64-bit/32-bit PCI bus and a feature-rich peripheral bus controller offering PCI-to-PCI bridging capability along with AC .97 audio. The high-performance of the chipset is attributed to an enhanced AMD Athlon system bus, support for DDR (Double Data Rate) memory technology, and AGP-4X Graphics Interface.
This motherboard has a lot of cool features which we will look at more as the review continues. Below is a list of the main specifications of the motherboard that I grabbed of MSI’s website.