- 72 months ago
I'm wondering if anyone here has built a system using a MSI H81M-P33 motherboard with a Haswell Refresh CPU. I'm putting together a budget build for a client, and I bought a Celeron G1840 to go with this motherboard. MSI says it is supported as of BIOS v 1.4, but there are issues.
Essentially, the computer will not restart. Not from Windows, not even from the BIOS upon exiting. It just hangs on a black screen. I also tried with a Core i5-4460 I had, and it also hangs with that CPU on restart. Having also swapped the RAM and tried with an external GPU, I gave up and exchanged the motherboard. The new one does the same. Shutdown and cold boot is fine, but not a restart.
So I decided to pull the only original Haswell CPU I have around (a Xeon E3-1230v3) and try it in the H81M-P33. It works fine and restarts no problem. So it looks like the Haswell Refresh CPUs are not totally well supported on this motherboard. I've already lost a lot of time on this build, and now I need to change either the motherboard or CPU.
I'm not too impressed with MSI.