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I've got the 2x2GB 996657 set(unfortunately EOL). Mushkin site
-Stock voltage: 1.85-1.95v
-Stock speed/timings: XMP- 1600mhz @ 7-7-7-20 1.90v
It also does timings of: 6-6-6-16-22, 8-8-8-22-30, 9-9-9-24-33. At least
That is one thing I will never understand. How can they offer a Lifetime warranty on a product then maybe 1-2 years after release consider it EOL meaning your SOL if the kit dies on you.
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Hello fellow GD70 owners, I am building a rig for a friend who wants a 6 core cpu. I was going to go with the 1055, now I love this board, I know this board and I would like to buy him this board. Is it worth it or should I get him the new 890 chip set boards. He wont be OCing, just gaming and web surfing.
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Hello fellow GD70 owners, I am building a rig for a friend who wants a 6 core cpu. I was going to go with the 1055, now I love this board, I know this board and I would like to buy him this board. Is it worth it or should I get him the new 890 chip set boards. He wont be OCing, just gaming and web surfing.
I say ge him/her the cheapest solution "Mobo" possible and save the money for other things like GPU or RAM. I'd just purchase which ever board is cheaper or on sale be it the 790 or 890.
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I say ge him/her the cheapest solution "Mobo" possible and save the money for other things like GPU or RAM. I'd just purchase which ever board is cheaper or on sale be it the 790 or 890.
Go for 790FX GD-70. 890FX has had a slew of problems and it really just adds minor things to the 790FX (SATA 6GBS, etc). The 790FX GD-70 will need a BIOS update to recognize the 1055T, but with MSI its super easy
Don't skimp on the Motherboard, it is one the most important parts.
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Hello fellow GD70 owners, I am building a rig for a friend who wants a 6 core cpu. I was going to go with the 1055, now I love this board, I know this board and I would like to buy him this board. Is it worth it or should I get him the new 890 chip set boards. He wont be OCing, just gaming and web surfing.
I got it and I love it. Ive used this board with a 140w 965, a 555, and now the 1055T, all flawlessly.
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^^^^^^ this
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I'm on my third board. I love this thing. Granted the second board was probably my fault not recognizing that my CPU was fried was my fault. However this board that have now is a gem. The only other manufacturer I would consider would be ASUS only because of the red and black colors. MSI for the win!
    
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Go for 790FX GD-70. 890FX has had a slew of problems and it really just adds minor things to the 790FX (SATA 6GBS, etc).
Didn't the 790 have chipset cooling issues on the first or so revision from the fasterners being too loose? The 890 is still pretty new and I can't fathom MSI skimping on the 890 after having such a good run w/the 790 to only tarnish the reputation it has built by making mobo's such as the 790FX-GD70. It just don't make any sense to me is all but then again I'm not saying that it's not at all possible for MSI to cut corners a little and have it not pan out for them but that is why they have several revisions and bios versions through out the life of any good motherboard. That's my take on the subject worth about 0.02¢
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Didn't the 790 have chipset cooling issues on the first or so revision from the fasterners being too loose? The 890 is still pretty new and I can't fathom MSI skimping on the 890 after having such a good run w/the 790 to only tarnish the reputation it has built by making mobo's such as the 790FX-GD70. It just don't make any sense to me is all but then again I'm not saying that it's not at all possible for MSI to cut corners a little and have it not pan out for them but that is why they have several revisions and bios versions through out the life of any good motherboard. That's my take on the subject worth about 0.02¢
Cooling? lolno 42'c max on NB @2.6Ghz
ASUS Crosshair III had some cooling issues with not correctly seated heat sinks.

890FX isn't that new, its had a more problems then the 790FX GD-70 and has a premium for things like SATA 6GBS. There is a club for the 890FX problems IIRC. MSI have been doing extremely well don't worry.
But it doesn't mean that the 890 reference layout could be more flawed than the 790 reference layout, Manufacturers follow or try to mimic the reference from AMD for these boards and then add their modifications such as DrMOS etc. Sometimes this is good other times not and in the ASUS heat sink case that's just unacceptable

Also would love to see 0.02¢ :O seen 2¢, but 0.02¢...
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Well I'm not a rapper so don't hold your breath on my saying 2¢ any time soon. Oh damn you tricked me
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