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MSI 970A-G46-R AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Factory Refurbished Certified Refurbished

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  • AMD 970 + SB950
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133* (OC)

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USB 3.0

Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gbps offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.

Features

  • 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
  • Up to 5Gbps Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices

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SATA 6Gbps

SATA 6Gbps provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gbps, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10,000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

Features

  • 2X Faster Than SATA 3Gbps
  • Up to 6Gbps Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs

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3TB+ Infinity

3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of hard drives efficiently. In addition to supporting the latest 3TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3TB hard drive as a boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system. Compared to competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.

Features

  • All the latest 3TB hard drives on the market can be supported
  • Make the 3TB hard drive as a boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features

  • Automatically Detect the BIOS / Driver / VGA / Utility Update
  • Supports Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 - 32- and 64-bit

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M-Flash

Compared to common motherboards which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage - first, it doesn't need extra components and, second, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have a backup and upgrade function, it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features

  • Backup/restore your BIOS to or from any USB Flash disk
  • Avoid unnecessary repair due to accident failures during the upgrading process
  • Earn more BIOS lifespan by reducing unnecessary rewriting process

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Winki 3

Winki 3 is a free Linux-based OS which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.

Features

  • User friendly and totally free applications
  • Power on to run applications in 25 seconds
  • Multi-language interface support

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OC Genie II – Overclock and Unlock CPU Core in One Second

OC Genie II, the most powerful and easy overclocking technology is implemented on MSI's AMD 9-Series motherboards. MSI's OC Genie II completely automates advanced overclocking functions and offers up to 248% higher performance with the simple click of a button. It does not matter if you're a first time hardware owner, or a veteran overclocker, activating MSI OC Genie II will unlock your hidden CPU cores, overclock your CPU and your memory to simply give you the best and stable performance for free on MSI AMD 9-Series motherboard available.

Benefits:

  • Automatically overclock and unlock hidden CPU core(s) in one second
  • Instantly boost system performance up to 248%

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World's First UEFI and Software Graphical User Interface

MSI Click BIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.

Benefits

  • Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support
  • Simply click or touch and move to change settings
  • Full system control, including overclocking, security and information

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All Solid Capacitors

Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product's stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.


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NVIDIA SLI

SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a motherboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a motherboard with two PCI-Express 16X graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready." Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.


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APS (Active Phase Switching)

Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI's motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor's loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage.


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AMD CrossFire

AMD CrossFire is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFire technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFire gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.


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Lossless 24-bit / 192KHz HD Audio

Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available. Don't be fooled by other inferior audio solutions onboard (sometimes you can't even find the driver!) Only MSI offers the loss-less 24-bit / 192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear and vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1-channel surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel's 3.5in phone jack.


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Super Charger

Mobile consumer appliances are getting more attention in today's fast moving lifestyle, with smartphones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected. The MSI Super Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the Super Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.

Note: Only front red USB ports support charger function after system off


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Cool 'n' Quiet

AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements included in the AMD processors, it improves overall power savings and delivers better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool 'n' Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speeds with four modes.

Features

  • Independent Dynamic Core Technology
  • Dual Dynamic Power Management™
  • AMD CoolCore™ Technology
  • AMD Wideband Frequency Control
  • Multi-Point Thermal Control

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
excellent mobo for the price

Pros: It's a refurbished but like new in the box and for a very cheap price doing the good job

Cons: Nothing

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great budget board

Pros: -Budget Friendly
-It works
-There is not really anything special about this board, but I have been running it in my budget gaming build for about a year with 0 issues

Cons: -

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
DOA

Pros: Cheap. Simple board layout.

Cons: Did not work. Completely black screen. Power ( both JPWR1 and JPRW2 ) were connected properly and I tried with and without RAM. RAM and GPU were both tested in three separate motherboards and worked properly. As was the CPU. Board powered on ( light lit ) but the screen was totally black and no audible tones of any kind.

Overall Review: I have purchased refurb from Newegg a few times and my experience is about a 50/50 chance of getting a product that works. Lesson finally learned.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Ernest,
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Before considering an RMA can you check following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected firmly, clear CMOS.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If possible test board outside case to eliminate any grounding issue.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5

Pros: Worked semi ok for just about 6 months.

Cons: Bought it 4/282015 lasted till today. Just about 6 months I had it, it would BSOD once in awhile and I thought it was something I did. Well yesterday turned it off for the night and in the morning tried to turn it on, Nothing wont turn on and now it smells burnt. Switched it out and put my old motherboard in and that works. So it can't be any of my other hardware because everything else works. All the cables and wires are hooked up right triple checked that. I Don't overclock at all... I heard of people having problems with this board and guess I was part of the unlucky ones.

Overall Review: I do like it when it works but this has got to be fixed. It should last longer than 6 months....

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Shannon,
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2), clear CMOS and update to latest BIOS provided from our website. www.msi.com

2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.

3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Thank you for choosing MSI.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
You get what you pay for

Pros: was great for about 5 months did what it's supposed, to I love the click bios.

Cons: after five months system started locking up. lowered cpu voltage and can get general use but any gaming still causes lockups blew out a power supply Capacitor. Got new supply then a couple days later sound starts muting and unmuting at random. safe to say the chipset is bad and getting worse.

Overall Review: Refurbished products save money but are a gamble. I would say in the case of a mother board a gamble not worth taking, now I'm out $50 and once a new board arrives I'll have a nice tech looking paperweight.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Jason,
Thank you for your feedback, sorry to hear about your issue reported. Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you check following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2), clear CMOS.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
can't complain

Pros: It works as intended. Price for a name brand is a good pro.

Cons: Hate how this board and many others have the PCI and PCI Express x1 slots positioned so if you use a good video card (double sized) the slots are blocked. I knew that in advance, but still hate it.

The "owners manual" for this board is laughable. It is basically put the equivalent of a dummies how to get started insert sheet translated into 40 languages. It contains no actual useful information, such as how to setup raid or anything else for that matter. Be prepared to figure out anything besides how to plug a wire into a slot all on your own.

Overall Review: Purchased to replace an ASUS motherboard that was starting to fail, and it suits my needs fine. Used all my current parts. Bios has mouse control and is a little different than any other bios Ive used but I find I like the update in looks and control. However you really should double check your settings. It default set my ram to lower clock rates and timing than they support. Thats actually a first for me that a bios didnt get the ram clock set correctly by default.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5

Pros: Good price

Cons: Didn't post. Fans went but no usb power or anything else.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Was working fine... Then not fine.

Pros: Looks cool... would be a awesome paper weight I guess.

Cons: It stopped working day one of my system build. I double and triple checked with my co-workers/friends who built their own machines that all the parts were great for this build, seems we overlooked the motherboard all the stats looked great, but that means nothing when it stops working completely.

1 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2), clear CMOS.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
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