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Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2
5.1 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2

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Overall 10

Still Going!

Jim M., Newegg
19 February 2015
  • Summary: All original components: Antec earthwatts EA430 430W PS. GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD MB. AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 Dual-Core 3.1GHz AM2. WD Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s HD. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Memory.
  • Pros: Built system using this MB for my wife back in January 2009. No real problems to speak of. All the components have been awesome.
  • Cons: None! I always wanted the Antec case for myself! Very nice. I doubt anyone will ever read this!
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Overall 10

A++ Done its job beyond its lifespan

Kala S., Newegg
9 February 2014
  • Summary: AMD Phenom 2.2Gb (OC'd to 2.63Gb and stable at 1.340V) Overheating occurred prior to over clocking.
  • Pros: Built my first computer with an older brother in 2009. Upgrades here and there through out the years. But now it is definitely out of date. It still works okay, now I'm looking into upgrading and building a computer to fit my needs. Just recently my northbridge (tmpin2) has been reaching well abo...
  • Cons: Just outdated, I wish I can get my tmpin2 redone so I may keep the system on the side, other than what it was designed for 5 years ago. nothing.
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Overall 8

good board

joseph H., Newegg
13 December 2013
  • Summary: To in response to new egg user Vincent who reviewed this as well.. your issue is more then likely a power-supply issue not main-board issue.
  • Pros: great stable starter board
  • Cons: some minimal upgrade room not much.
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Overall 10

AMD Board

Patricia S., Newegg
22 November 2013
  • Summary: Has lasted a long time working like day one.
  • Pros: This is a nice little board. Solid and very reliable. Good capacitors.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8

Worked good for 2 years then died

Vincent S., Newegg
5 August 2013
  • Summary: Worked great when it worked....
  • Pros: System worked right out of the box. Installed WindowsXP then last year upgraded to Windows7 with no issues.
  • Cons: Beginning December started having random BSODs. Swapped RAM and still continued. Reinstalled Windows7 and took over 1 day to install. Now it can't get past POST.
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Overall 4

Risky board to run...

Sebastien S., Newegg
22 June 2013
  • Summary: I have other Gigabyte boards and they're great, but this one I wouldn't recommend unless you wanted to cook bacon on your computer (maybe I just got unlucky though).
  • Pros: It works, no crashes or anything yet.
  • Cons: Horrible temps all over the board - surprised motherboard hasn't caught fire yet. Not doing anything that would cause this - running supported CPU without overclock, other parts running very cool, just the motherboard temps that are not normal.
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Overall 10

Still chugging along in 2013

Elena M., Newegg
12 February 2013
  • Summary: It's a pretty little board that can support 8Gb of memory, but since XP only supports less than 4, that's what I'm stuck at. I was actually doing all right with just 2Gbs, so it's neither a pro nor con...I just decided (finally) that I needed a little more, that's all.
  • Pros: Bought this MB back in 2009 for a good price at the time and installed it without any problems. Packaging was satisfactory. It's 2013 now and it's still chugging along splendidly...I've been wondering if it's time to upgrade, but since I upgraded my video card a couple of years ago and I'm lookin...
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 2


Justin W., Newegg
12 September 2011
  • Summary: It looks that this has happened before and it sounds like gigabyte has horrible customer service.
  • Pros: cheap...
  • Cons: This motherboard gave me problems from the start, I would be watching movies or listening to music. I would leave the room and come back and the onboard audio would just cut out. I had to restart the computer to get it working again. And then about a month ago the motherboard started to go. Now I...
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Overall 10

Great on a budget

Anonymous, Newegg
14 March 2011
  • Pros: Gigabyte boards are well built and solidly designed. This was an inexpensive board packed with features for a budget build for a friend. It had everything I needed. I put an AMD 3.2 Regor 65 watt processor on it and together with that and 4 gigs of G.Skill DDR2 800 memory it is a nice machine for...
  • Cons: This goes for many if not most Motherboard manufacturers. I wish their qualified vendor list for memory was broader. I could have installed DDR2 1066. The processor's memory controller supports it but the ones on the list were significantly more expensive then the G.Skill DDR2 800 I bought. If I ...
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Overall 10

I love this board......

Joshua B., Newegg
10 March 2011
  • Summary: Easy tune 6 just makes this board sweet~!
  • Pros: Just buy it! you cant go wrong!!!!
  • Cons: front panel was difficult to find correct adapter! Wish they included and empty one.....
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