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MSI A88X-G45 GAMING FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Awesome board! Love that it supports UEFI, USB3.0 and the OC Genie

Cons: None so far, had a minor issue with a random shut down during post. But after a BIOS update that fixed that issue quickly. However I'm still upset that I didn't receive my copy of Assassin's Creed with the board like I was suppose to. Contacted newegg about this and they said they couldn't do anything for me about it other than to contact MSI. I've tried a few times but after being on hold for so long and not having enough time in the day while I have to work to take care of this. I've kind of given up on it! Hopefully someone from MSI will see this and contact me.

Other Thoughts: Running this board with AMD A10-7850K APU, MSI GTX 480 under a Koolance water block, the APU under an XSPC waterblock with 3x120mm Fan/radiator. 16GB DDR3 Kingston Value RAM for now at 1600MHz (upgrading to G.Skill RipJaws next month) - 4x120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD's in RAID 0, machine absolutely flies and handles anything and everything I've thrown at it so far.

Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KVR16N11S8/4
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs DO NOT USE IN SABERTOOTH 55i 01/19/2014

This review is from: Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KVR16N11S8/4

Pros: Kingston Value Ram does what it's suppose to do. We sell it where I work and it works great! Couldn't ask for more. We build and sell custom built computers and servers on a daily basis using this memory and the 8GB version as well.

Cons: But this review is more about the memory finder tool on Kingston's website and on Newegg's. The memory finder tool does not have the Sabertooth 55i listed on Kingston's website. However on the newegg one it is and it states this exact model is compatible with my motherboard. IT IS NOT! I can not get it to work with my motherboard which is an ASUS Sabertooth 55i, I've tried CL settings of 11, 11, 11,24 and even loosened them up more and still it'll start to post but hangs on the initializing of USB ports and locks up making it unresponsive and not able to get into the bios. The one time I was able to get in was after using my MemOK button but the settings were where they should be, allowed system to reboot but then it immediately goes into a BSOD loop with IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL TOO. Removed RAM and put back in my crappier GeIL Black Dragon 1333 Mhz series and booted just fine. I know the RAM from Kingston is good and not a bad stick cause I tested it at work with an 8hr long memtest and it passed with no problems.

Other Thoughts: The 1 egg given is for Newegg's lack of a decent memory finder tool, I only used it to see if they'd list this memory by model number as compatible with my motherboard. I've searched Asus' QVL list, it's not on it, but that's not been updated in a while nor has a BIOS update been released in a while either.

GeIL Black Dragon 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory Model  GB34GB1333C9DC
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The only pro in this was the name and the so called A+ Tech Support.

Cons: GARBAGE RAM! After owning this kit for nearly a year, this is my 3rd kit of RAM from GeIL. The first kit came DOA from newegg and they wanted to send it eggsaver (7-14 days). So I contacted GeIL directly and they replaced it with in a week over night shipping to me. That second kit worked all the way up until last month, then one stick of RAM failed. Contacted GeIL about this and they sent me another kit that they "tested" using the same set up that I am, however I get the kit today 11/28/11 and I'm back to square one like with the original kit. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RAM TO ANYONE! I AM REQUESTING FULL REFUND OF MONEY PAID FROM GEIL!


Clayton L.'s Profile

Display Name: Clayton L.

Date Joined: 12/09/04

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 11/25/10
  • Last Review: 05/05/14
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