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one of my friends has this board and its GREAT!
i was thinking about buying this board, but AM2+/DDR2 still has some life in it!
but i may upgrade to the new 890FX version when it comes out.
but my board has some strange problems too ( 2 out of 4 USB ports on the back are not working!!)
i'll just wait for 890FX version!
If it's OC'd that can be the cause.... it's haapened to me before...
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i need some help. i can get another vapor-x 5770 basically free(friend owes me $ and is willing to give me it as payment). i have 2 already. i just need to buy a bigger power supply to go trifire. the question is; is trifire 5770's really that much better, if at all, than 2 way crossfire? i have read the guru3d review that basically slammed trifire 5770's. keep in mind that article was done in october 09' and the drivers were not up to par back then. i havent been able to get any feedback on the other threads yet. if i do it and it works; im gonna have to go quadfire and use this mobo for what it was meant for.
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Is it me or does this board just not oc well? On my m3n i could get my 720 to 3.7 and on this 3.5!? Upsetting.
   
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Finally I finished the "test build" and computer is up and running at default speeds here, impressive low power usage in comparison with my overclocked Opteron 165. I'll finish cable management this afternoon and probably start overclocking at night

The HAF922 + 790FX-GD70 is a good combo, final cable management result will be really clean.
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Is it me or does this board just not oc well? On my m3n i could get my 720 to 3.7 and on this 3.5!? Upsetting.
I found this board to be the best OC'ing board I have ever owned...this coming back from the Athlon XP socket A days.
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I found this board to be the best OC'ing board I have ever owned...this coming back from the Athlon XP socket A days.
QFT. I can hit 4.0 GHz stable (with my window opened during the winter time ) on my 955 C2, he is either doing it wrong or just trolling.
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Is it me or does this board just not oc well? On my m3n i could get my 720 to 3.7 and on this 3.5!? Upsetting.
im afraid peps i have to agree with Rian on this one (me bad ), as i found that on my m3a78-cm i could hit 3.9 with my 955 c2 a while back but that was as high as i could go because the board only had three voltage increments for the vcore so i ran out of volts,
so the logical solution was to get the gd70, but my 955 struggled to even get to 3.9 stable, as a result i could only hit 3.8 stable and i had to use more voltage to get it there than on my m3a @ 3.9 stable,
im not saying the m3a is better only that i could acheive a higher overclock on it, i love my gd70 but it could be better, but saying that ive just got a evga p55 ftw paired with a i7 860 and i hate it compared to my gd70 rig, ive had nothing but issues with the evga, where as ive had nothing but plain sailing with the gd70,
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i need some help. i can get another vapor-x 5770 basically free(friend owes me $ and is willing to give me it as payment). i have 2 already. i just need to buy a bigger power supply to go trifire. the question is; is trifire 5770's really that much better, if at all, than 2 way crossfire? i have read the guru3d review that basically slammed trifire 5770's. keep in mind that article was done in october 09' and the drivers were not up to par back then. i havent been able to get any feedback on the other threads yet. if i do it and it works; im gonna have to go quadfire and use this mobo for what it was meant for.
If you really want to, go ahead and get it and test it out yourself. You can always sell it!

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Is it me or does this board just not oc well? On my m3n i could get my 720 to 3.7 and on this 3.5!? Upsetting.
Sorry to hear that! Make sure that you are using the CPUVOltage and CPU-NB Voltage and Not the VDD voltages

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Finally I finished the "test build" and computer is up and running at default speeds here, impressive low power usage in comparison with my overclocked Opteron 165. I'll finish cable management this afternoon and probably start overclocking at night

The HAF922 + 790FX-GD70 is a good combo, final cable management result will be really clean.
Sweet! Post some pick when your done! I"m sure that everyone woudl like to see the setup!

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QFT. I can hit 4.0 GHz stable (with my window opened during the winter time ) on my 955 C2, he is either doing it wrong or just trolling.
I'm sure that he just venting and is frustrated, looking for some light at the end of the tunnel if you will. Trolling is just throwing out Bad comments at people with no relevance to the thread or it's subject!

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im afraid peps i have to agree with Rian on this one (me bad ), as i found that on my m3a78-cm i could hit 3.9 with my 955 c2 a while back but that was as high as i could go because the board only had three voltage increments for the vcore so i ran out of volts,
so the logical solution was to get the gd70, but my 955 struggled to even get to 3.9 stable, as a result i could only hit 3.8 stable and i had to use more voltage to get it there than on my m3a @ 3.9 stable,
im not saying the m3a is better only that i could acheive a higher overclock on it, i love my gd70 but it could be better, but saying that ive just got a evga p55 ftw paired with a i7 860 and i hate it compared to my gd70 rig, ive had nothing but issues with the evga, where as ive had nothing but plain sailing with the gd70,
Well at least the GD70 is better than the Intel setup! That's a plus in my eye's. Sorry to hear that you're having troubles.

I found the Beta BIOS to be better than the Official BIOS. Once I figure out the STUPID Stuttering issue with my HTPC (Asus M4A785TD-V EVO) I will be testing out some earlier BIOS to see if the voltage issues really are BIOS related. Pertaining to the Quick converstion about older BIOS needing less voltage. If that's the case then I may move Back. My Ram isn't good enough run 1800 CAS6 @ low enough voltages...
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QFT. I can hit 4.0 GHz stable (with my window opened during the winter time ) on my 955 C2, he is either doing it wrong or just trolling.
I assure you im doing it right mate
   
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Greetings Official MSI 790FX-GD70 Owners Club

I am currently in the market for upgrading components on my "Sig Rig - EXODUS":
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I am interested in using the MSI 790FX for the upgrade. Although I am reading through this threat (phew, it's a long one), I decided to post here as well to see if I could get a short cut to reading everything.

I will keep this short & simple. Is there any reason NOT to buy this motherboard? If so, why? Also, what board would you recommend.

Now I don't mean to offend anybody, but if you would be kind enough to critique your board, it would help me A LOT. I feel so lost in the world of AMD motherboards. So many to choose from. I don't I can find a better source of information & research than asking experienced OCN members.

So, please, teach me.

The CPU I will be purchasing: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb

As far as the memory, I think I will be using a Mushkin 1333MHz. 2x2GB with a cas of 7
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