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Motherboards MSI 870A-G54 user experience???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by penryn 2 hertz, 27 Apr 2011.

  1. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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  2. sp0rk

    sp0rk What's a Dremel?

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    Very good, does what it says on the tin? Fitted with AMD 955, Geforce 460 etc..
     
  3. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Great board for the price.

    It unlocked my 555BE to a Tri core CPU without any fuss and has plenty of bios control for overclocking etc.

    Excellent on board features including SATA 6Gb/s and USB3.0 (2 ports) as well as a decent board layout.

    The board has two physical x16 slots although the second one is only x4 electrical.

    From a performance point of view I am seeing very good transfer rates when copying files (USB2.0 and SATA) and havn't had any stability issues.

    I do understand that the MSI boards aren't brilliant at overclocking Phenom x6's due to the 4+1 phase power supply so that may be something to consider.

    One major advantage is that MSI have confirmed that the board will handle the upcoming Bulldozer cpus with a simple bios update. You may not get any overclocking options doing this (I don't know) but at least you have an upgrade path.
     
  4. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    i have the same ram as you to 4GB OCZ Spec Ops 1600MHz DDR3 but im running a phenom ii x3 720 be and an overcloked gts 450 1gb hope to get my new board in the next few days
     
  5. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Sweet!

    You should be fine and you might be able to unlock that Phenom cpu.

    The RAM should be fine either at the full 1600MT/s or 1333MT/s and tight timings (you will need to boost the voltage a tad as the ram is rated at 1.6v IIRC.
     

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