MSI 970A-G45 (Motherboard, ATX, Socket AM3+, DDR3, ATI, CrossfireX, SATA3, USB3.0, GbE)

Mainboard ATX, Mainboard, MSI, Socket AM3+

MSI 970A-G45 (Motherboard, ATX, Socket AM3+, DDR3, ATI, CrossfireX, SATA3, USB3.0, GbE)
Linux compatibility:
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The MSI 970A-G45 is a ATX Mainboard with socket AM3+. It was successfully tested under Arch Linux with kernel version 4.1.2. The following hardware components are recognized and supported by the kernel:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port B) [1002:5a14] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port B) [1002:5a16]
	DeviceName:  Onboard IGD
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port H) [1002:5a1c]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391] (rev 40)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
	Kernel modules: ahci
00:12.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci
00:12.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
	Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci
00:13.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
	Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 42)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:d693]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller [1002:4399]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci
00:15.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) [1002:43a0]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:16.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci
00:16.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
	Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration [1022:1200]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map [1022:1201]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller [1022:1202]
	Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control [1022:1203]
	Kernel driver in use: k10temp
	Kernel modules: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control [1022:1204]
02:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller [1b21:1042]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: xhci_pci
04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:7693]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169

Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
unknown 4.1.2-2-ARCH - 30/07/2015

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 1 Comment

  • robgrune on said:

    I had this board for 1 year, then it failed. Never used for gaming. During 1 year, it gave frequent problems for Ubuntu 15. MSI would not honour its warranty: no replace, no repair [in fact, MSI returned the bad board with no attempt of repairs]. DO NOT BUY MSI.

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