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any suggestions as to good boards? price really isn't important just looking for a strong overclocking board that wont spontaneously combust lol.
    
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Yet another MSI blowout >.<

Im actually surprised that its still running aswell.
As others have stated. A mosfet blew... 4+1 and 125w together dont mix. the motherboard may say its capable up to 125W but it will not handle it well :/
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any suggestions as to good boards? price really isn't important just looking for a strong overclocking board that wont spontaneously combust lol.
Asus M5A97 - $99
Asus M5A99X EVO - $149

There's also ASRock and Gigabyte that make some great AM3+ boards. You're looking at at least $100 though for a good quality board that'll handle that chip. If you get a 9x0 board, it should take Bulldozer too.
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My first thought was: "this must be an MSI board."

I'm honestly not surprised. I've run 125W AMD CPUs on Gigabyte 4+1 phase boards, but it's pretty evident that the quality of the MOSFETs that MSI uses are subpar. Get yourself a proper board ASAP.
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if i bought a board with am3+ socket could i still use my 1090t in it until i switched to bulldozer? and i want to get away from the cheap ass boards i want a solid overclocking board that can handle just about whatever future upgrades i have planned.
    
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
That board won't handle your CPU at bone stock, let alone overclocked. It's a low quality 4 phase MSI board, they're KNOWN for VRM failures with even a quad core at stock.

Replace the board with a proper board and you'll be fine. Do it soon before it catches fire.
^ THIS..DO ITTTTT ..i miss xd already

try a m4n98td-evo ..if you no like..post back with budget..i'll recommend

also..underclock your cpu to about 2.6-8 until you get a real board
 
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if i bought a board with am3+ socket could i still use my 1090t in it until i switched to bulldozer? and i want to get away from the cheap ass boards i want a solid overclocking board that can handle just about whatever future upgrades i have planned.
Yes, AM3+ is backwards compatible with AM3 CPU's. Your 1090T will work fine in an AM3+ board, and handle future upgrades. If you really want a nice board, grab a 990FX board.

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^ THIS..DO ITTTTT ..i miss xd already

try a m4n98td-evo ..if you no like..post back with budget..i'll recommend

also..underclock your cpu to about 2.6-8 until you get a real board
What about pio? I'm an AMD moderator too....
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post #18 of 49
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meh evo didn't look too good to me the 990fx looked pretty nice tho. looking for a solid am3+ mobo. don't worry about price just give me the best options you know of.
    
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I would suggest an AM3+ MSI or ASrock, make sure it has at least 8+2 VRMS and maybe do a few quick searches on OCN to see if anyone is having any issues. I would AVOID ASUS and Gigabyte. I have had really nasty RMA service from both companies. I've been going back and forth with ASUS for 10 months on my motherboard, they have been trying every trick in the book to fix it, including sending me other dead boards with bent pins, and then bending the pins back by hand to hide it. And that is the service on an ROG board, I don't even want to know how bad their regular service is.
I would also recommend the company I'm using now, ECS. Its not very popular, so there are not many reviews, and I havn't tried OCing yet so I won't guarantee anything, but out of the 4 motherboards I've built with(ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ECS) it has been the only one with no issues at all, all boards being high end.
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Yes, AM3+ is backwards compatible with AM3 CPU's. Your 1090T will work fine in an AM3+ board, and handle future upgrades. If you really want a nice board, grab a 990FX board.



What about pio? I'm an AMD moderator too....

yeah..but xd kinda retired and things like this were his forte
 
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