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MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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Pros: This board was really easy to use. The OC genie was good for those new to overclocking. Was able to get an fx 8350 up to 4.7 stable, but going past that was not possible. Probably a due to cpu limitations.

Cons: Has started putting out a high pitched whine. Seemed like overnight it went from incredibly stable to barely stable on auto settings. Look at other thoughts for more info.

Other Thoughts: For the last month or so the motherboard has been acting a little odd. The stability has dropped and i keep getting a high pitched whine. Sometimes it's constant and sometimes it's when i move my mouse. Completely removing my OC and resetting the board won't allow the system to run stable. I have to up the voltages just to get into windows.
My psu is on it's last legs and I am getting a new one, so I'm going to see if that might be a problem. I have reason to believe that it's not putting out enough power for what I have. I will be going from an NZXT pp-800 that is ancient to a new EVGA superNOVA 1000w PSU.
If that doesn't solve the problem, then I'll probably RMA the board.
Many times the manufacturers post onto these reviews, and that's mainly what I hope happens. Maybe they can give me more insight.


Robert R.'s Profile

Display Name: Robert R.

Date Joined: 06/03/13

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 05/06/14
  • Last Review: 05/06/14
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