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Quick question: Why'd you buy the board to begin with?

I have NO clue.
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EDIT : Sry I thought about it and the truth is MSI has fallen behind these last years and the quality of their products just isn't there. MSI uses gimmicks to sell their boards nowadays. The one board I bought had MILITARY TECH for a cooler MOBO all over the box (This board due to VRM problems has been known to catch fire) the 890FXA-GD70 has like 5 PCIe slots and so on. In truth you should return it if you can. MSI is just to far behind and you'll probably have issues with it, remember you asked if you should do it,,,I wouldn't ever again.
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post #13 of 42
If you have stead power and can keep the FET's cool, then there is nothing wrong with the board.

Only thing is, the last thing you want to have happen is your mobo explode haha
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Do what you want.  Take into account the fact though, the 890FXA-GD70 is notorious for its VRM failure rate with Phenom II x6 and heavy overclocks.

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EDIT : Sry I thought about it and the truth is MSI has fallen behind these last years and the quality of their products just isn't there. MSI uses gimmicks to sell their boards nowadays. The one board I bought had MILITARY TECH for a cooler MOBO all over the box (This board due VRM problems has been known to catch fire) the 890FXA-GD70 has like 5 PCIe slots and so on. In truth you should return it if you can. MSI is just to far behind and you'll probably have issues with it, remember you asked if you should do it,,,I wouldn't ever again.

The MILITARY gets almost everything for free biggrin.gif
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After much thought. I'm taking it back. I don't feel like blowing up my rig.
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After much thought. I'm taking it back. I don't feel like blowing up my rig.

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Not all their mobos are crap. Only the AMD ones with the 8xx chipsets or prior to that. AMD board with the 9xx chipset are fine and so are the Intel ones. Of course, don't expect to buy a 60$ board from them with a P67 or 970 chipset and overclock your 1100T to 4,2GHz on it.

Summary: Your board might be dangerous with overclocked 125W CPUs on it. If you're gonna run a Phenom II X2/X4 or an Athlon with overclocks under 4GHz, you should be fine.

Edit: Anyway, it's not better or needed compared to your older board and you have a 1090T so good choice to return it.
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Um, my 790FX-GD70 is the best board in the world... Got me to 4.8GHz with my Phenom II. It has hardware raid, and built-in sound card (sounds like it) outperforms my Asus Xonar. The 890FX-GD70 might have killed it, but I'm sure its still a decent board.
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Not all their mobos are crap. Only the AMD ones with the 8xx chipsets or prior to that. AMD board with the 9xx chipset are fine and so are the Intel ones. Of course, don't expect to buy a 60$ board from them with a P67 or 970 chipset and overclock your 1100T to 4,2GHz on it.
Summary: Your board might be dangerous with overclocked 125W CPUs on it. If you're gonna run a Phenom II X2/X4 or an Athlon with overclocks under 4GHz, you should be fine.
Edit: Anyway, it's not better or needed compared to your older board and you have a 1090T so good choice to return it.

The 970A-G45/54 are equally failure prone biggrin.gif
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