Originally Posted by Copley007
If the company is not to be blamed, then who else? The end user
I 've been in the PC industrious for overs 20 years+
ALL mobo models are not same, that's why you do a beach test, be for you sell it to your customer.eg: you buy 2011 HSV Holden they say it can go up to 250km a hour, doesn't mean it can.
If one of my Customers came back with their PC not working and if I find out that they have been OC that is to bad sorry (NO WARRANTY).
I talk to PC store owners all over Australia by Phone or at Road Shows and they all have the same view as me The end user are to be blamed.
Q:The road sign said 110km per hour, do you go faster than that ? A: NOSo my a vice is
1)keep to stock setting
2) learn to marry Components together
3) beach testing ,beach testing,beach testing
I Have had only two MSI boards come back for WARRANTY and they were the older one's.
No offense mate, but numbers don't lie. While i understand that most boards are not the same, most MSI boards ARE. The end user cannot be blamed for the most part because a lot of boards have blown even with the processor @ stock speeds. Hell, i blew a 125W 870A-G54 with an 80w Phenom X2 550 OC'd to to 3.4Ghz @ 1.32v? Is that the user's fault? No. The 790FXA-GD70 and 890FXA-G65. which are considered "high-end" and "overclock-oriented" boards, blow up with hexcores @ stock speeds/moderate OC. Is that the user's fault? No again. The bottom line is that MSI remained adamant on not improving upon their own design faults. Reason? Not known. With all the gimmicks that the company advertises, from "military class components" to "OC Genie", as a user, you'd expect a decent quality product. Truth be told, MSI are not even halfway-close to decent with MOST of their boards. Like i mentioned earlier, their older boards were top notch. Being in Australia has nothing to do with it, the problem is not country Specific. Their boards are mass-produced, not according to country. So I wouldn't blame the end-user when they operate within the TDP rating of the board. You advised that the end user should keep their processor at stock speeds. Why should they? Would i buy a 120$ dollar to keep a dual core on stock? Absolutely not. Makes zero sense. When the user pays good money on an "overclocker-friendly" board, the board should deliver and back up big talk about how absolute quality is maintained, which sadly, MSI has failed to do so. You're right, just because a board says 95W, it doesn't mean it can actually handle a 95W processor. But i don't expect an 80W CPU to blow up a 125W board. Hell, my ASUS is a 3+1 phase board equipped to handle just 95W processors, It runs my 125W Phenom just fine. Knowing the faults on their boards, MSI never even took the initiative to offer VRM protection of any sort on ANY of their boards. Is that the showings of a responsible, quality-driven company? I think not. Their cards are top notch but the same can't be said about their boards. Only their high-end boards are "risk-free", however, not everybody has that kind of cash.Edited by PunkX 1 - 12/11/11 at 4:11am