Originally Posted by xd_1771
The problem is, both are known for failures on high TDP applications. The MSI uses a low end 3+1, known for failure as with pretty much their entire AM3 lineup with a couple of exceptions. The GA-MA78LMT-S2 also uses a low end 3+1 phase design that is older, and low quality transistors are used, resulting in common failures. I have seen a couple GA-MA78LMT-S2 myself with fried VRMs at the technology centre where I volunteer, in the "faulty parts" bin, just recently. These older Gigabyte boards are known for failures, although newer ones use more sturdy VRMs that are capable of holding up.
Are there any better choices within your budget in India?
Please also refrain from bumping your thread before 24 hours have passed. Be patient - someone will reply.
My apologies about the bumping issue. finding another mobo within that price range is proving to be real futile. Would MSI or Gigabyte have something within that price range that offer maybe sturdier vrms?
Between MSI and Gigabyte, which is better in general? Really need help in deciding ESPECIALLY on account of the fact that i've already had a traumatic VRM blowout on my ancient Biostar P4M890-M7 SE which i used to overclock the Core 2 Duo E4500 to 3.2 Ghz with the voltage bumped up to 1.55V.
What about the ASUS M4A78LT-M LE? Would that hold up?