Originally Posted by JCG
Its a shame you didn't post this a few days ago, or I didn't wait a few days. Basically, I got an M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 yesterday hoping to get better clocks with lower voltage than the AM2+ board it replaced. But what a disappointing purchase! Set voltage to 1.375v, damn thing goes to 1.48-1.50v at load if LLC enabled!
Just opened a return request, I hope it gets accepted.
If I had a bit more cash, I would've bought a Crosshair III or something similar. There was actually a thread in marketplace about a CH III for sale, but the guy kept ignoring my PMs and a request I made in his thread. Oh well ..
Really sorry to hear that dude. I was like you, thinking the same thing. When I started oc'ing it, i was like waTF??? then started looking for threads on the mobo. Lo and behold, many people were complaining about the same thing. Grossly disappointed with that mobo. I got lucky. I bought the mobo at Frys which they pricematched with Microcenter, so I was able to take it back and receive a full refund a week later.
While at Frys returning the EVO, the crosshair IV was looking mighty sexy
So I asked the sales rep to pricematch the Crosshair IV. Got lucky again
Microcenter had the lowest price at $205 shipping included. Frys matched it and i got away with paying a total of $221.
Good luck with finding another mobo dude. I feel ya...