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I just got my board back from service....seems like the bios got corrupted...I was hoping it was that as I dont have the money to put in another board now. But they did get it back to me in half a day and thats quite good.

I did give them an indication that it was the bios, and that was the first thing they checked.
How much did MSI charge to fix it? ... or was it a local repair shop?

I plan to call a few local PC repair shops tomorrow to can they fix this and for how much. I'm sure most repair shops should be able to fix a bad bios flash.
Edited by ToxicAdam - 4/29/10 at 10:38pm
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Free, it was under warranty and I have a pretty good rep with the hardware guys here, so they dont trouble me too much. Went in there signed the forms, sat down with the hardware dude and he fixed it in five minutes. he checked it with my ram and proccy and I was out of there. Only cost was of going there and getting back. But I know what your talking about because that time I had the same issue, the mobo would not post anything. Just stuck at FF code.

This time it would post, the fans would start up but it would say corrupted bios and a couple of other similar things like HT link failed. SO atleast I could see the screen.

Anyway have gone back to 1.9 and CnQ now works well enough and there are no absurd overclocks being dailed in automatically.

I would try the ami bios method again to be sure, before going back to MSI.
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@ToxicAdam,i feel for you mate,it must be so frustrating,have a go with wat mav2000 said,or the open box way,that way we dont loose a valued member of this forum,good luck mate.
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Free, it was under warranty and I have a pretty good rep with the hardware guys here, so they dont trouble me too much. Went in there signed the forms, sat down with the hardware dude and he fixed it in five minutes. he checked it with my ram and proccy and I was out of there. Only cost was of going there and getting back. But I know what your talking about because that time I had the same issue, the mobo would not post anything. Just stuck at FF code.

This time it would post, the fans would start up but it would say corrupted bios and a couple of other similar things like HT link failed. SO atleast I could see the screen.

Anyway have gone back to 1.9 and CnQ now works well enough and there are no absurd overclocks being dailed in automatically.

I would try the ami bios method again to be sure, before going back to MSI.
bios 1.11 final fixes the C&Q problem that was in 1.10
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Is it any good for clockig...found a few bios's need more volts to run the same OC's.

Anyway sticking with 1.9 for now as it seems to work well for me.
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Is it any good for clockig...found a few bios's need more volts to run the same OC's.

Anyway sticking with 1.9 for now as it seems to work well for me.
yea haven't really had time to overclock this bios. will test over the weekend.

btw anyone looking for a review on the 890fx board
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2515
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anyone using the new version of amd overdrive 3.2.1? i find i can't enable any settings with out the pc locking up the second i hit apply. even tho i havent overclocked it from stock while testing this bios. did the same with 1.10 bios?
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230 Mhz on FSB....epic fail..specially for the guys who got a 1050T.
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230 Mhz on FSB....epic fail..specially for the guys who got a 1050T.
Not according to this review...

You can't go by one review, it may have done by a retard.
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The crosshair IV went to abt 335 for me and someone else on a nother forum with a 965...with a better chip i think that would be higher...so it still looks like the msi 890fx is a bit slow of the line for now.

Any idea on the power phases for the 890FX GD70??

Am leaning towards the m4a pro at this time.
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