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GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-DS4 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX Ultra Durable II AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 790X
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 1066
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Thomas B.
  • 5/27/2014 10:33:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME Mobo!

Pros: I purchased this mobo in 2/6/2008. I have used it in my main desktop computer ever since. It has seen many processor, video card, hard drive, and ram upgrades since I first got it. It is still running strong over 6 years later! I was thinking about upgrading recently and building a new computer from scratch, but honestly, my current built is so fast, there is no need to upgrade, and why fix something that isn't broken! I am truly amazed how long this motherboard has lasted and how well it has performed!

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Current computer setup:
CPU: Phenom II 945
RAM: 8GB DDR2
GPU: Radeon 6870
PSU: Thermaltake Purpower 500
HDD: Crucial M4 256GB

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  • Junhyuk K.
  • 3/25/2011 5:09:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood solid mobo

Pros: its been running for 3 years now. has a phenom quad.

Cons: none

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  • Marc C.
  • 2/24/2009 12:51:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI had to call the Fire Dept.

Pros: Everything was in the box, Booted up fine.... see cons

Cons: Worked fine for a week, then I started up a rendering program to render an object for my design class.... Decided i would go out to eat with a friend while it ran it's course... should be fine i thought...

Came back with the fire department at my house telling me that my computer caught fire and took out most of my room upstairs. Luckily my sister came over and saw that my room was smoking. Luckily it was covered under my homeowners insurance so everything got replaced... yes even the mobo, although i went with asus for the replacement. The fire marshal concluded that it started from my computer, although the exact cause could not be found, the reports of Flaming Northbridge is the likely suspect.... see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: tl;dr
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED BECAUSE THE BOARD CAUGHT FIRE AND NEARLY BURNT DOWN MY HOUSE!!!!

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  • steve K.
  • 2/18/2009 8:04:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood, solid

Pros: Seems like it's quality, doesn't feel thin like the Intel mobo in this computer. Can accept up to 16 GBs of RAM, and somewhat futureproof for AM2 and newer AMD processors. Is running pretty cool and stable, lots of options in the BIOS.

Cons: I've been hearing rumors of the Northbridge catching on fire, but all my temps have been fine so far. In fact it's running cooler then the Intel DG35EC (which I've had for about a year now) for my main PC. It's been on for about a week straight now, no problems.

Temps haven't broken 50 degrees C here.

Other Thoughts: #1
Intel E8400
4 GBs Mushkin DDR2
Sparkle 9500 GT
Intel DG35EC Classic Series Motherboard
Windows XP

#2
AMD 7750 Kuma Athlon 64 X2
8 GBs Mushkin DDR2 800
Sparkle 9500GT
GA-MA790X AM2+
Windows XP x64

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  • danny i.
  • 2/12/2009 10:23:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBoil Water anyone?

Pros: had everything i was looking for in a mobo. even am3 ready

Cons: North Bridge runs at about 80-85 degrees celcius at idle... another 15 degrees or so and you could boil water on this thing.

Other Thoughts: decent board for the price if the NB does not burst into flames.

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  • Joseph T.
  • 2/12/2009 1:30:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: This has been an excellent board for me. Gigabyte includes a number of great features for gamers/over-clockers.

Cons: None as of yet - easy to install, runs like a charm.

Other Thoughts: Built with AMD Kuma 7750, 8 GBs of RAM (800).

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  • Mildred B.
  • 2/12/2009 8:55:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood price, bad producers...

Pros: this mobo supported everything in which i was looking for and i believe that if it functioned properly it would have been a good board.

Cons: I recieved this mobo with a crooked DB9 soldered on and then soon found out it was defective. From all the other reports i have read i would agree that Gigabyte doesn't take pride in their work and just throws things together...

Other Thoughts: Wish i wouldn't of had to gone through this uneccessary aggrivation and put down...

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  • brandon a.
  • 2/7/2009 6:25:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board, Good Price

Pros: I have had this board for almost a year and it has been flawless. At first I could not get my 1066 ram to run at 1066, updated to bios version 6 last month and now my Mushkin RAM runs at 1066. Just bought 4gb more Mushkin RAM to at to the 2gb I already have. Adding a second 3870 also. I agree with another poster who would have liked to see more SATA ports. But this board has all the expansion I could ask for at a reasonable price. Currently running a Scythe andy samurai cooler and have had no overheating issues.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS4
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition
6gb Mushkin DDR2 1066
2x 3870 512mb GDDR4
150gb WD Raptor

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2009 8:52:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: Install went quick and easy. Runs rock solid. I have a phenom 9600 quad in it pushing 2 4850 video boards. Love it.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: I mixed up some wires installing the second video card and heard a loud pop and the board gave out. RMA'd it to Gigabyte and got a new one back in about a week no questions asked. Put this whole set-up in one of those Antec 1200 cases. Can't wait for our LAN party in April. Eat your hearts out guys!!!!

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  • Brian W.
  • 1/30/2009 12:50:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBad Warranty AGAIN !!!!!!

Pros: It is a full featured board. Lots of connectors and ports.

Cons: Another problem with Gigabyte. They refused to RMA my board. They claimed there was damage to it and that "damage" voided the warranty.

Gigabyte seems to be a rip off outfit when it comes to quality or honoring their warranty.

Other Thoughts: This happened to me just a month ago on another Gigabyte mobo that was within 1 year old. I do not overclock, I did not damage the board. One week everything was fine...then some odd crashes, lock ups, and then trouble booting, then no BIOS.

I was running a AMD 5200+ in this board. This computer was basicly for small, dumb things...email, burning discs, running MS Office. No gaming. No OCing. It was cool and had no heat issues. The board gave out. Upon receiving the board, they quickly shipped it back to me, no email notice...nothing...just a note inside claiming the board was "physically damaged" and they were not responsible and my warranty was voided.

THERE IS NO PHYSICAL DAMAGE!!!! This is the 2nd time they did this to me. From here on, Gigabyte is off my list of options. I will tell everyone whenever I can to avoid them like the plague. MSI and ASUS have never rejected me even with minor physical dings on the boards! GROW UP GIGABYTE!

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