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Which one do you think is better? The MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 or the AsRock FM2A85X-ITX?

tomorrow i'll receive the MSI but I can return it and buy the Asrock if it's worth

I would say the Asrock if you want to over/underclock. If you like the wireless features of the MSI, keep it.

Im going to use it as a HTPC, the only thing I'll overclock is the RAM to 2133mhz

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post #132 of 213
I'm thinking of going with this board, have already purchased an A10 5800K. Finding it hard to find suitable RAM for it where I live though. I can't find 1866MHz RAM. I can find 2133 and 1600. If I buy 2133 RAM for this, will the configuration work fine? I'm thinking about going with Samsung RAM.
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I'm thinking of going with this board, have already purchased an A10 5800K. Finding it hard to find suitable RAM for it where I live though. I can't find 1866MHz RAM. I can find 2133 and 1600. If I buy 2133 RAM for this, will the configuration work fine? I'm thinking about going with Samsung RAM.

I've been using KHX24C11T2K2/8X (2400MHz) in the Antec ISK110 along with an A6-5400K - cost about £45 including delivery. So far have comfortably got it up to just over 2133MHz with no real problem, plan to try pushing it as much as I can to 2400MHz and will report back if I manage it (current PSU is only 90W so I don't have much OC'ing headroom left!). Really has improved the graphics output - I can play gears of war comfortably on 1080p on medium settings with directx10. L4D2 plays brilliantly too, as does the vast majority of my emulators. Very happy.

Sadly the end of the heatsinks on the RAM modules catch ever so slightly on the ISK's top panel (if the ram slots were moved by about 5mm down the board it wouldn't be an issue, how unlucky!) so I'm contemplating whether or not to trim the offending fin off the heatsink - it's only a tiny portion.
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I've been using KHX24C11T2K2/8X (2400MHz) in the Antec ISK110 along with an A6-5400K - cost about £45 including delivery. So far have comfortably got it up to just over 2133MHz with no real problem, plan to try pushing it as much as I can to 2400MHz and will report back if I manage it (current PSU is only 90W so I don't have much OC'ing headroom left!). Really has improved the graphics output - I can play gears of war comfortably on 1080p on medium settings with directx10. L4D2 plays brilliantly too, as does the vast majority of my emulators. Very happy.

Sadly the end of the heatsinks on the RAM modules catch ever so slightly on the ISK's top panel (if the ram slots were moved by about 5mm down the board it wouldn't be an issue, how unlucky!) so I'm contemplating whether or not to trim the offending fin off the heatsink - it's only a tiny portion.

I'm glad to see more ISKs with APUs in them, pics of setup?
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I'm glad to see more ISKs with APUs in them, pics of setup?

Indeed - I'll borrow a decent camera on Thursday and share them with the world biggrin.gif
post #136 of 213
Fired up my board yesterday and got everything installed in it. ONLY issue I had was the board didn't pick up my RAM at 1866, instead it clocked it at 1600 but I was waiting on that to happen. No craziness or anything, just rock solid so far.
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
Other
Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
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Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
Other
Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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post #137 of 213
Hello all, I checked this thread before posting to ask: Does the ASRock FM2A85X-ITX support hybrid crossfire? I want to use the A10-5700 with a Sapphire 6670 to raise the video performance in this small package.

Thanks!
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Hybrid Crossfire is also known as Dual Graphics nowadays, you can check the official spec page here
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A85X-ITX/?cat=Specifications
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1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, Supports AMD Dual Graphics
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post #139 of 213
Can somebody answer me this: How much power does the typical DDR3 memory kit (say 2 DIMMs) require? Cause I've been reading about people talking about power constraints when OCing memory (below), or samsung touting their 1.35v "eco" RAM, and many other incidents that make me wonder, how much power is really consumed on the memory sticks, cause it's like 10W more or less, in my head right now, which makes them pretty irrelevant in power requirements.

Or is this whole conversation relevant, because lower wattage results in less stress of the IMC VRM of the board? (BTW having recently read about VRMs, in AMD FM2 platforms, the X+Y phase design means [X to the APU, & Y to the IMC], it's not [X to CPU and Y to integrated GPU]). So I believe it was the IMC phase whose chip got burnt in those sad FM2A75M-ITX motherboards, therefore having used lower wattage RAM *might* have made some difference.

EDIT: NVM, I checked tom's hardware article, and apparently lower power memory hardy earns you any watts, just as I thought. I think I'll be selling my Samsung 8GB eco-kit as it is being sold for more than 100$ (incl shipping) on eBay! These guys are making quite a profit, considering that the same kit was 40$ (or less) on Newegg a few months ago!

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So far have comfortably got it up to just over 2133MHz with no real problem, plan to try pushing it as much as I can to 2400MHz and will report back if I manage it (current PSU is only 90W so I don't have much OC'ing headroom left!)

Edited by Wall - 3/6/13 at 3:25am
post #140 of 213
So here's an odd issue I've noticed with this board.....maybe someone has a pointer. I put the computer to sleep........and when I wake it up, no video. Have to reboot to get video back. Rather inconveniencing for a HTPC that I'd like to just put to sleep rather than shut down and physically turn on every time.
   
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Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
Other
Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
Case
Fractal Design Node 304 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
Other
Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
Case
Fractal Design Node 304 
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