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The Official MSI 790FX-GD70 Owners
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Members List

https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Auak7crpAs7ydGJUWHg0TWdPMXI5dlh3dnJNdDF0UGc&w=100&h=500 Google Spreadsheet

If you would like anything changed in the roster please PM me and I will gladly do it.

MSI Links
CPU support
Manual
Official Bios
Beta Bios use at your own risk
OCZ beta bios use at your own risk
Drivers
Not MSI but CCC drivers

Guides
Bios flashing guides
Phenom II OC guide
CPU-Z download and instructions
Ganged vs Unganged memory
Everything you need to know about dual channel memory
Everything you need to know about DDR, DDR2, and DDR3
X-Fire + Physx guide

How to remove your NB/mosfet/SB heatsinks. By mangoSeed

Mastiffman's HT sync flood error report
mduclow's down and dirty PII overclocking
MSI's response to mduclow regarding NB temperatures.

Monitoring and other Software
Everest Trail editions
Core Temp
CPU-Z
Prime 95
Intel Burn test v2.4
driver sweeper
GPU-Z

voltage point locations

FAQin progress

Q: "How do I change the voltages in BIOS?"
A: Use the + and - keys(on the number pad) or the page up and page down.

Q: "Can I use DDR2 with this MB?"
A: Unfortunately no. IIRC all AM3 MB's use DDR3 exclusively.

Q: "Why wont my RAM work at its rated specs?"
A: Each set is different, but anything over 1333 is an overclock for the IMC. Also most RAM manufactures give a range of voltages(ex. 1.5-1.7) make sure to try manually setting your voltage to the higher of the two. Another thing, you may have to bump the CPU-NB volts to 1.3 or so depending on your exact setup. (let us know what is going on and we will try to help!)

Q: "will my RAM fit?"
A: That will depend on your setup. The ram slots are quite close to the CPU but with most if not all HSF's as long as your Ram is less then 1.5" tall it will fit.(ask to be sure)

Q: "which SATA ports should I use for raid?"
A: You will want to use the black ports as they are going to give you more speed.

Resident Guru's:

RAID or SSD: mduclow
RAM speeds and timmings: Mastiffman

All you owners out there let's discuss!

CPU highest stable overclock - All AM3 CPU's
Highest stable NB speed
Highest stable HT Link speed
Memory Speeds and Timings
Voltages
Temps
and anything else you can think of!

I know MSI have been slated but I really think they have got their act together with this board and have produced one of the best AM3 boards on the market! If you still don't believe me check out the ratings other owners have given this board in the member roster.


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Club Founder: Riskitall84
 

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i love that mobo's layout.
 

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read a lot about that mobo. it looks so sexy that sometimes makes me considering switching to amd......
Yea it really is pretty! We have heard a lot about its looks but really want to gather the owners together and compare results in detail!

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i love that mobo's layout.
One of the best AMD boards I've worked with
 

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I love my GD70. I got my 955 clocked at 3.8 at 1.42 volts with Vdrop at 1.4 and I'm 100% stable at that. I can boot into windows at 4.0-4.1 have not tried higher but have not got stable at 4.0 yet
Great board so far. Lets start a thread for it see if anyone is getting 4.0 stable and there settings and all.
 

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I have one and so far I have been lovin it, but its not running now getting new ram for it so hopefully some 6GB G.Skill 2000 ram will up my performance
 

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I love my GD70. I got my 955 clocked at 3.8 at 1.42 volts with Vdrop at 1.4 and I'm 100% stable at that. I can boot into windows at 4.0-4.1 have not tried higher but have not got stable at 4.0 yet Great board so far. Lets start a thread for it see if anyone is getting 4.0 stable and there settings and all.
Good to see your up and running - Know you had probs in the beginning
 

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Hey its *Unofficial* now but hopefuly it can be Official soon!
 

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Hey its *Unofficial* now but hopefuly it can be Official soon!
Yea hope so! Will so some more work on the opening thread tonight!

So your experience with the board been good so far? Thats gonna be a hell of an overclock to get your Ram to 2000Mhz!

Looking forward to seein those results!
 

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Thats gonna be a hell of an overclock to get your Ram to 2000Mhz!

Looking forward to seein those results!
Haha Well I hope it works or thats some $170 down the drain. But Im sure it will work
 

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Haha Well I hope it works or thats some $170 down the drain. But Im sure it will work
Looking forward to seein it! The new BIOS has def made mem overclocking more stable!


Ok so here is a little glimpse of my system - ThIs isnt as far as I can go but with my memory, NB and CPU where it is its fast as hell!
LL
 

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Nice Dude
! Hopefully I can get my system back togeather as soon as I get my memory.
 

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i love my mobo
 

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Reedo how far you pushed your 955 with that 8G of 1600
im only at 3.6 my heatsink blows(its a v1
), but its going under water this week
LL
 

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i cant get anything to clock well either (cause im a noob) if yall have any pointers please shoot em my way every time i play with any of the multipliers it wont post
 

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my god, that is the most beautiful motherboard i've ever seen.
Isn't it
 

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Reedo what bios do you have? I had the same problem I got mine out of the box and it had bios 1.1. When I tried to up anything it would not post but then I flashed the bios to 1.3 and overclock city lol.
 
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