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XFX MIA78S8209 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • NVIDIA GeForce 8200
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 (CPU’s up to 95W)
  • DDR2 1066

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  • Ben S.
  • 8/1/2013 6:52:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWhat a piece.

Pros: It worked at one point for a while.

Cons: •Piece of crep hated every DIMM of ram I tried in it. It would only post with two specific (non-matching in size and speed) sticks even though I had confirmed all the sticks working in other computers.
•It would only successfully POST whenever it felt like it.
•The one PCI-E slot (which was never used) has intermittent issues and only works when the motherboard is either flat or, of all things, upside down.
•SATA plugs are completely inaccessible when an external GPU is installed.
•Behaves funny when it uses a four-pin CPU power instead of the full eight-pins (with a low-end dual core installed, mind you).

Other Thoughts: As someone that builds and repairs computers for a living, I have come across a pretty significant range of motherboards from low end to top-range enterprise grade hardware.

This is, without a doubt in my mind, the worst motherboard I have ever used, touched, or set my eyes on.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we are truly sorry you had bad experiences with this motherboard. Unfortunately I cannot offer you a replacement or upgrade since we no longer manufacture motherboards. Okay, If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and let us know.

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  • Brian I.
  • 11/26/2012 8:58:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Easy installation and setup. Replaced my old AM2 motherboard because of a capacitor going bad.

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: Running a 600w cooler master psu, Athlon 64 X2 +5600 2.9GHz, 8 Gig DDR2 Memory, ATI 5770 Graphics Card

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  • Yunan K.
  • 5/10/2011 7:07:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsXFX product = poor quality

Pros: A lot of features

Cons: Dead after a year. XFX support is never helpful. Warranty is useless. My board stopped posting. Contacted XFX support and told to try taking out of case with just memory and cpu/heatsink and fan. It still does not post. Then I was told it is out of warranty. I had similar experience with a XF graphics card. My experience with MSI and Gigabyte is much better than this.

Other Thoughts: No more XFX for me.

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  • Jason H.
  • 12/30/2010 10:46:34 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price.

Cons: Where to start.... the BIOS is junk; later revisions not much better. Nothing but problems with multi-boot selections and peripherals being recognized. Not linux friendly. Very poor software and build quality. Terrible customer support. Mobo died and tried to take my psu with it shortly after a year, xfx wouldn't fix or replace it.

Other Thoughts: I will never buy another xfx product.

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5 out of 5 eggsRunning great!

Pros: This is an update from my previous reviews. I RMA'ed this board the first time due to XFX's determination that the original board was indeed faulty. Upon receiving a replacement board, I created a new build using Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition as the OS. It seems to be performing like a champ as I am writing this. XFX's support has been very good thus far.

Cons: The included driver CD for this motherboard appears to be missing a couple of drivers for Vista 64-bit OSes (drivers for CpProcessor and the SM Bus Controller for this board, in particular).

Other Thoughts: For those of you planning on using a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows Vista in conjunction with this board, I would like to save you some time by giving you the link to the updated chipset drivers for this mobo: Install these chipset drivers, then update Vista via Windows update and you should be set. My current configuration includes an AMD Phenom 8650 2.3 GHz Triple-Core Processor, 8 GB of Crucial DDR2 PC3200 memory, a 250 GB WD Caviar SATA II hard drive, a Lite-On 20X DVD-RW SuperAllwrite IDE drive, an MSI n9600 GT 512 MB videocard, a Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeAudio soundcard, a PC Power & Cooling 750 Watt Silencer QuadBlue PSU, and a Rosewill 74-in-1 Media Card Reader w/ Floppy Drive. I am also currently dual-booting Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 and Windows 7 RC (both are 64-bit OSes.

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Awesome Motherboard! Good for playing games and watching hd movies. Love the onboard graphics but upgraded to a [HIS Hightech H467QSS1GP Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16].

Cons: none yet...

Other Thoughts: had trouble with it when i first got it but i figured out that my power supply was bad

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat customer service!

Pros: Great features! Worked well for a liitle over six months with no apparent problems, but when i RMA'ed this mobo back to them (after it began to malfunction), it took them just a little over 24 hours after they received it to send an email confirming that the board was indeed faulty, and (at the time I am writing this) I fully expect a replacement to be shipped to me within a week or two.

Cons: As noted in another review, you do have to connect the e-SATA port to one of the onboard SATA ports in order to use it with an external SATA drive. I had to RMA the board because it was defective.

Other Thoughts: While the board was indeed faulty, I cannot rule out that the PSU I was using with this board might have caused it to die prematurely (due to insufficient power delivery). I would highly recommend the use of at least a 550W PSU with a single +12V rail capable of carrying 40A or higher (the PSU I had was an Antec Smartpower 450W PSU that had two separate 12V rails--one carrying a maximum of 17A, the other carrying a maximum of 15A) with this board, especially if you are going to use a midrange to high-end add-in videocard in addition to, or instead of, the onboard graphics. Just FYI.

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  • 4/17/2009 9:29:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice motherboard

Pros: The ESATA and the HDMI are nice. The BIOS is an overclockers dream.

Cons: The limitation of maxium 95w CPUs. If you get a High-End graphics card (XFX GTX 285) the 4 of the 6 SATA connections become unreachable even with a 90 degree SATA cable.

Other Thoughts: XFX now has a board that supports the 125w CPUs. Still wish them to redesign the onboard SATA elsewhere on the board.

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3 out of 5 eggsGreat board--for about six months!!

Pros: HDMI port, six SATA ports, and an e-SATA port.

Cons: Six months after purchasing and installing, it has a possibly dead PCI slot, a near-dead CMOS battery, and is now unable to detect my optical drive (even after replacing the CMOS battery). Will be calling XFX tech support to try to either fix these issues, or RMA the board

Other Thoughts: This is an update to a previous review which described problems with having no signal to the monitor whether using the DVI or the VGA connector on either the onboard video or the discrete videocard. This problem was caused by one of the memory sticks (which was defective) while installled in Dual-channel mode configuration.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear that this has happened. Please contact our support team at so that we can assist you. Feel free to email me at so that I can look in to your case. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2009 2:14:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMediocre, Horrible support

Pros: HDMI port, 6 SATA Ports

Cons: Runs warm for what it is. BIOS is shaky. You may or may not be able to flash it. I've had lots of problems with memory on this board. I've replaced the ram only to find the problem reoccurs. I reused the ram on an Asus board and it worked fine.
Graphics performance is uselless unless you just want to surf the web or type papers.

Other Thoughts: Tech support for this was flippant at best. They would delay admitting that they couldn't fix the problem by reasking questions even though you had clearly stated the issue. I felt like i was talking to a kid. I could never flash the BIOS and they couldn't tell me why. They didn't offer to replace the board, only offered to flash the BIOS each time there was an update if i sent it to them. YEAH RIGHT!

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear that you have had a problem. Please email your ticket ID information to so that I can look in to your case. Thank you.

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