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GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 740G
  • Phenom II / Phenom / Athlon II / Athlon64 /Sempron
  • DDR2 1066*/800/667 * DDR2 1066 is supported with combination of AM3/ AM2+ processors and qualified memory modules
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Leo B.
  • 2/9/2014 12:59:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA++ Done its job beyond its lifespan

Pros: Built my first computer with an older brother in 2009. Upgrades here and there through out the years. But now it is definitely out of date. It still works okay, now I'm looking into upgrading and building a computer to fit my needs.

Just recently my northbridge (tmpin2) has been reaching well above operating temperature (102*C on normal load) and while I was backing everything up and transferring all my files into an external drive, temp for tmpin2 reached 121*C. I give this board props for being able to outlive these obstacles

Cons: Just outdated, I wish I can get my tmpin2 redone so I may keep the system on the side, other than what it was designed for 5 years ago. nothing.

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom 2.2Gb (OC'd to 2.63Gb and stable at 1.340V)
Overheating occurred prior to over clocking.

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  • joseph H.
  • 12/13/2013 3:00:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsgood board

Pros: great stable starter board

Cons: some minimal upgrade room not much.

Other Thoughts: To in response to new egg user Vincent who reviewed this as well.. your issue is more then likely a power-supply issue not main-board issue.

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  • Nelson L.
  • 11/22/2013 12:01:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMD Board

Pros: This is a nice little board. Solid and very reliable. Good capacitors.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Has lasted a long time working like day one.

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  • Vincent S.
  • 8/5/2013 11:12:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked good for 2 years then died

Pros: System worked right out of the box. Installed WindowsXP then last year upgraded to Windows7 with no issues.

Cons: Beginning December started having random BSODs. Swapped RAM and still continued. Reinstalled Windows7 and took over 1 day to install. Now it can't get past POST.

Other Thoughts: Worked great when it worked....

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  • Sebastien S.
  • 6/22/2013 2:20:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRisky board to run...

Pros: It works, no crashes or anything yet.

Cons: Horrible temps all over the board - surprised motherboard hasn't caught fire yet. Not doing anything that would cause this - running supported CPU without overclock, other parts running very cool, just the motherboard temps that are not normal.

Other Thoughts: I have other Gigabyte boards and they're great, but this one I wouldn't recommend unless you wanted to cook bacon on your computer (maybe I just got unlucky though).

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  • Elena M.
  • 2/12/2013 12:01:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill chugging along in 2013

Pros: Bought this MB back in 2009 for a good price at the time and installed it without any problems. Packaging was satisfactory. It's 2013 now and it's still chugging along splendidly...I've been wondering if it's time to upgrade, but since I upgraded my video card a couple of years ago and I'm looking to upgrade my memory right now, I'm thinking it's still going to be chugging along until my games either require something better or my OS requires an upgrade (I'm still running on XP, even now).

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: It's a pretty little board that can support 8Gb of memory, but since XP only supports less than 4, that's what I'm stuck at. I was actually doing all right with just 2Gbs, so it's neither a pro nor con...I just decided (finally) that I needed a little more, that's all.

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  • Justin W.
  • 9/12/2011 12:52:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFail!

Pros: cheap...

Cons: This motherboard gave me problems from the start, I would be watching movies or listening to music. I would leave the room and come back and the onboard audio would just cut out. I had to restart the computer to get it working again. And then about a month ago the motherboard started to go. Now I can't get it to work at all, and I've tried everything resetting the CMOS, removing the onbaord battery, tried new HD's, and new video cards. Oh and the on board video took a dump as well. So I have a big frisbee at this point.

Other Thoughts: It looks that this has happened before and it sounds like gigabyte has horrible customer service.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 74975 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/14/2011 7:39:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat on a budget

Pros: Gigabyte boards are well built and solidly designed. This was an inexpensive board packed with features for a budget build for a friend. It had everything I needed. I put an AMD 3.2 Regor 65 watt processor on it and together with that and 4 gigs of G.Skill DDR2 800 memory it is a nice machine for a very low price. The BIOS is packed with features for enhancing performance if you desire. The optimized defaults work fine for me and a simple build. I have bought several Gigabyte boards after years of buying ASUS and MSI boards. None of the Gigabyte boards have ever failed. I have had issues with both of the other manufacturers.

Cons: This goes for many if not most Motherboard manufacturers. I wish their qualified vendor list for memory was broader. I could have installed DDR2 1066. The processor's memory controller supports it but the ones on the list were significantly more expensive then the G.Skill DDR2 800 I bought. If I bought DDR2 1066 off the list it would probably not have worked at the rated speed.

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  • Joshua B.
  • 3/10/2011 9:05:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love this board......

Pros: Just buy it!
you cant go wrong!!!!

Cons: front panel was difficult to find correct adapter! Wish they included and empty one.....

Other Thoughts: Easy tune 6 just makes this board sweet~!

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  • william w.
  • 3/5/2011 8:21:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice

Pros: using as WHS machine... 8 external usb ports make adding external drives very easy instead of cracking open the box...
bios allows o/c of amd tri-core easily...

Cons: only 4 internal sata plugs which are hard to plug cables into.
board power plug very inconveniently placed as to making right under hdd drives .
newegg claims DDR3 ram, so i ordered that...
get the box & it says DDR2 ram.
so now im sitting on un-needed ram that doesnt fit, & RMA costs more than the ram. thank you newegg !
maybe in couple years ill have a use for it
anyone else ordering, its 240 pin DDR2 ram

Other Thoughts: otherwise fairly laid out, almost easiest install ive had, other than power plug.
bios features very nice for overclockers.
newegg, mention that people need to leave very specific delivery instructions for purolator please....
or have the permission slip online to leave packages...

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