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I'm soon going to be ordering a replacement motherboard for my rig that died a couple of months ago (I want to get back in the game, you know?). However, I want to avoid another expensive door stop purchase, so I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this motherboard? I'm not terribly familiar with MSI either, so if anyone could tell me how they are, that would be great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
post #2 of 41
Here's a place to start, http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...hase-list.html

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I woundn't use that mobo. Msi has a bad problem of mosfet blowing up.
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post #4 of 41
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Well, I need a mATX board with two PCI-e slots not right next to each other, AM3, and at least 8GBs of RAM supported for under $150 including shipping. If someone can find a board that matches said description, great.

Not looking to overclock with this board.
post #5 of 41
Yeah, I just swapped out my MSI 770 because of all the bad rep I've read lately. MSI makes a good board imo, but they aren't made for overclocking. If youre sticking with stock everything then it would probably be just fine.
I've built 4 different systems with MSI boards and they are all great. Just don't plan on doing any OCing with them.
Like I said I just ditched my MSI 770 with the ASUS M4A89GTD cause i wanted to OC.
Check out "Dromihetes" signature. He doesn't like that MSI board. But like you said you won't OC so it'll probably be fine.
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post #6 of 41
It's fine for overclocking on an x4 C3 stepping. I've been running that same board since July of last year. DO NOT put a Thuban on it under any circumstances period. Only one failure (that I've been able to find) on the net had a x4 Phenom II, and there's no evidence that he wasn't doing something stupid.

What I will note is, overclocking wise. This one is pretty weak compared to the Asus I had before. Can't get over 2640 Mhz on the NB, nor 2200 Mhz FSB.

Some things to note, make sure the VRM heatsink is tightened down. I suspect some of them have not been making good contact and that is a source of some of the problems. For day to day usage, just make sure of that and your good. I've been running this cpu like this for quite some time...



Whoops, just noticed I forgot to reset my Vcore to normal from playing around last night w/ benchmarks.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/9/11 at 4:17pm
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post #7 of 41
Thread Starter 
Ok, so for simple overclocking it will be alright, and as I'm likely not going to overclock for the time being, I shouldn't worry?

My last board died on me in under a month and they didn't have any kind of warranty on it, asking me to pay for shipping AND the replacement board. I don't want to repeat that experience.
post #8 of 41
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Originally Posted by BenRK View Post
Ok, so for simple overclocking it will be alright, and as I'm likely not going to overclock for the time being, I shouldn't worry?

My last board died on me in under a month and they didn't have any kind of warranty on it, asking me to pay for shipping AND the replacement board. I don't want to repeat that experience.

What cpu are you planning on using with it? That's the most important question here. As noted, as long as you stay with an x4 or less cores, with 125w or less tdp on the cpu. You will be fine. Stay away from 140v (C2 stepping x4's), and even 125W x6 Thuban's is all you need to remember.

Now, I will state that I wouldn't run this board on the bulldozer (unless like xD 1771 said in another thread it's a 95W version) As for the dud you had, it happens to everyone once in a while. Such is the nature of electronics, especially when shipped.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/9/11 at 6:54pm
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post #9 of 41
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Well I doubt I'll ever even hit a hex core processor, although I would want to. That is possibly a deal breaker...

But otherwise, I only have a dual core to stick in there right now, and I want to use dual video cards in the near future (hence the two PCI-e slot requirement).
post #10 of 41
Then I'd suggest you wait until the 900 series boards are available and get one with a better 8+1/2 phase vrm array. If you have any inkling that you may want a Thuban later or a high power Zambezi this board isn't a good idea. There really aren't any choices in mATX form factor boards with anything greater than a 4+1 vrm, which is demonstrably a very bad idea.

It's either that, or your pretty much stuck getting a full ATX mb which are the only ones that currently have a 8+1/2 vrm. You could do what I'm doing, using it until it's time to upgrade, then sell it complete in whatever it's current config is.
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