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Originally Posted by mikezachlowe2004;15189582 
I have a GD-80 and it has given me no problems with overclocking my 965. I have it up to 4.4GHz with only having to increase the voltage a few increments and at max load wont even get close to 50C. I haven't seen it go past 48.5C since I've had it.

I have had no issues with this board and definitely recommend it. I've been able to overclock the RAM to 1720MHz and this is my first time doing it. I'm still playing around a little in the BIOS and I am sure that I have more room to overclock in.

The only thing that I really dont like about it is the BIOS software. With the new fancy BIOS coming out now a days they could have put a little more effort into spiffing it up. Even though it is a click BIOS it really isn't that great. But the main thing is that it gets the job done and its not like you use your BIOS as the OS.

If anyone has question pertaining to this MSI 990FXA GD-80 motherboard, please let me know and I will be more than happy to help if I can.

Thank you for your time and I hope that I could have been of some help.

I stated earlier that the BIOS on the MSI 990FXA GD-80 could have been better but I called MSI and they told me that my BIOS wasn't up to date. My mistake was using the MSI Live Update 5 which apparently doesn't work with windows 7 64 bit and I had to do it manually. I have updated my BIOS from v11.1 to v11.5 and it is a totally different interface. I take back what I said about them having a better BIOS cause the v11.5 is like state of the art. Way better than the one it came with and has solved a lot of issues with my windows and the ram.

I hope this helps anyone who has this board and has had problems with the BIOS.

Suggestions and comments are always appreciated.
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GET the MSI 990FXA-GD80 over the asus ..its a beast took my X6 to 4.2 without any pain...almost been 5 months its rock solid board..and the new 11.5 BIOS is sexy......as for the VRAM of MSI boards...yeah those were clunky in 890 series but these babies have no issues so far nor anyone had any VRAM issues(may be MSI took care of those)
     
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