02-02-06, 03:06 AM
I got the replacement motherboard from MSI for one that failed. After studying the numbers, I realized that the serial number of the replacement is older than the one that I sent in. I doubt that the serial numbers are totally linear, because that would mean that they have produced over 502 million of this particular model, but by the numbers, the replacement is only in about the 409 million bracket. The board is the same, except I can't remember the revision number of the original. The replacement revision is (1). I trying to decide if it's worth the hassle to give them any trouble about the older board. I assume that this also means that it was a repaired board instead of new, however, it appears spotless. I guess it's their option to do this, but I don't like stepping back.