Man I bought the same mobo (845G Max - L) and was my first MSI mobo and for sure the last one.
In the beginning this mobo had a lot of problems, It did not want to boot at fsb over 133mhz with 2 sticks of ram. The problem that was fixed with a bios upgrade and some "burning" time.
The DDR333 option is only supported if you have a PIV with 533mhz fsb, otherwise you are stuck with 200, 266 or overclocking your cpu to get DDR333.
Every time I upgrade the Bios the WinXP doesn't turn off, it freezees in the blue log off screen and I have to reinstall in order to get it works correctly or flashing back to the old one. Never happened before with other mobos brands
The famous “PussyLogic” never woks, always freeze my computer and the online bios upgrade is very unstable too.
Finally I have an issue that is described in this forum under the name
845G Max - L \" THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUE\"
take a look on it
The most irritating thing is that nobody from MSI apparently take care of this, nobody in this copany is listening here and the dam store, where I bought this mobo, doesn’t want to receive it back.
Man I mad!!!!!