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my DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RSH AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX motherboard is dieing and I need to find a replacement... I'm really broke at the moment and I can't afford anything too high. max I can spend is probably around $70-$80 at the highest**. Need a home for my Radeon 4870, phenom 940, 2x2g dominators. I do have a wc system so possibly a decent board to oc on. If not, oh well.

**I have a 20$ gift card from amazon, so I will be able to spend up to $100 on amazon

Thank you in advance.
    
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I have a Biostar TA790GXBE on the side that I've never used if you're interested.
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How is it dying? What BIOS are you on?
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How is it dying? What BIOS are you on?
my computer wont start. my video card runs with red lights on with the fan blowing on full blast, but it works in another computer. the lights on the motherboard were lightly pulsing and the hex code on the motherboard is "88" which basically means, 'get an RMA buddy'. I originally thought it was the psu until I busted out the multimeter and everything showed up normal.
    
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I have a Biostar TA790GXBE on the side that I've never used if you're interested.
I would be interested if I was 100% sure it was the motherboard that is causing my problem. At this point im about 90% but I could still be wrong, which means I could just end up returning it.
    
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790X boards
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
or Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 on ZipZoomFly (if it ever comes back in stock)
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790X boards
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
or Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 on ZipZoomFly (if it ever comes back in stock)
those are both am3 boards. I need an Am2+.
    
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If you can find them there are some good AM2+ 790X boards such as the MA790X-UD4P.
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just looked at those MA790X-UD4P...
they're like $140


how does this look?
I think i might end up buying it



or would I be better off getting this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130265
Edited by Wasting Away - 1/22/11 at 2:00pm
    
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post #10 of 14
That MSI 785G is equipped with a 4+1 power phase.
Heatsinked, but still a 4+1. MSI boards are known to fail and blow up despite heatsinks even. The 790XT-G45 is even worse with no heatsinks.
MSI mosfets will never be as rock solid as the DFI; the DFI could push so much despite the 4+1 sometimes. You may want to look at an older, used AM2+ mobo.
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