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Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6
4.9 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6

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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Michael V., Newegg
20 February 2008
  • Pros: will not boot.....
  • Cons: The same as the other guy... Everything istalled right but no beep and no boot... All the fans are running and it seems like everything is working... any help would be great...
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Overall 6
6.0

BIOS + 9600 Black Edition

Mark W., Newegg
19 February 2008
  • Summary: Be Carefull what you wish for. I've allready RMA'd the board back to NewEgg because I didn't get a response from Gigabyte for 4 days.(Sorry) but should have been a warning label on the Specs Sheet or something.
  • Pros: UnKnown at this point.
  • Cons: Question to Gigabyte: This is a new build from scratch. All parts Ordered from NewEgg. After putting together this computer I get no post beeps.(Will Not Boot) CPU fan + Video fans run and CDR drive spins and light blinks. My Question is this, Is the Motherboard bad or is the CPU Bad or will the ...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent board

David V., Newegg
4 January 2008
  • Summary: Heat from CPU flows over the motherboard's chipset cooler fins. But it is aligned with direction of air flow, giving chipset optimal cooling. This is my first silent pipe mobo, and I love it - no more chipset fans to wake me up in the middle of the night!
  • Pros: Too many features to list here. For the system I built, board layout is just perfect for access to disk drives (I often change drives, move things around, etc).
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

Getting to be a great board, BUT

Gregory Y., Newegg
26 December 2007
  • Summary: 1)Solution for right now was to remove two banks, used slots 1&2 for DDR 2 which does work 2)Removing the two banks made for clean dual boot winxp/vista 64 install however page fault/BSODs continued with some game installs and in game benchmarks while testing 3) I just updated to F3 through @bios...
  • Pros: Stocked with everything I need, nice cooling on the board, supports AM2+ for the future (I am using a X2 6400 BE), probably would have gone with DS5 since I dont need CrossfireX, SB600s southbridge is fine for my needs with two hard drives and a SATA DVD, fairly stable for an early rev board, goo...
  • Cons: Does not support AHCI SATA2 very well but fairly easy to work around with drivers for gigabyte controller. Bigger problem with memory as mentioned using OCZ 1066 in 800 for the X2 which is fine however does not like 4 banks(4GB) even with F2 bios, lots of BSOD with page fault errors
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Overall 8
8.0

Frequent Bios Updates

Jason B., Newegg
24 December 2007
  • Summary: Well above 2.6 on a Phenom 9600 and I had to reset the Bios. I bought all new hardware and with the Phenom error, Crucial instability, I've been tearing my hair out. Running at 2.6 and 800 Mem. and the system seems real stable. Put it up to 1066 Mem and it seems to cough and wheeze.
  • Pros: It's a pretty board with alot of neat features. The very week the L3 Errata Error and Gig had a new Bios so very pleased about that. The Board is very stable with a Phenom 9600 clocked to 2.6 but after that it needed a Bios reset.
  • Cons: Having a prob with the Memory. Right now I don't know if it's the slot or the Memory itself but it doesn't seem to stable at 1066. The Crucial Memory has recently been getting a fair amount of negative remarks so I think my prob lies there.
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Overall 8
8.0

No sure yet

Anonymous, Newegg
20 December 2007
  • Summary: I like Gigabyte but I wish it had more internal hot swappable Sata connectors on the board.
  • Pros: I have an older Gigabyte and it has been very stable so I think they make a good board.
  • Cons: Having a hard time trying to get two Sata mobile Racks to work. Instructions are too vague.
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Overall 10
10

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joseph C., Newegg
19 December 2007
  • Summary: I never used a gigabyte board before so I took a chance, and if there is reliability in the products I definitely will use them. I bought the asus board because the a8n-sli board works great and figured I would be able to replicate that experience with the m3a32-mvp---NOT!!!
  • Pros: Great board---good bios features same as my abit board. Fantastic board, ran first time. I have a big video card and I had no issues with the powersupply cords. Abit has their connector at teh bottom too. This board with my 9500+ performs nice unlike the asus m3a32-mvp wifi---heartdepressing not ...
  • Cons: Its not so good with OCZ 1066mhz ram---it runs 800mhz great though. OCZ didnt even run in teh asus but does here so I wont be returning the ocz ram :)
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Overall 10
10

3rd review

Anonymous, Newegg
14 December 2007
  • Summary: Self explanitory.
  • Pros: Max CPU FSB 430x5 with no chipset voltage. 350+x9.5 3490mhz cpu oc on 6000+ X2 1.55v air. It will take awile to find its max.
  • Cons: still none
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Overall 10
10

2nd Review

Anonymous, Newegg
9 December 2007
  • Summary: Surprised how stable it was. My NF-M2 Nview would only be stable upto 2.9ghz with the 3600 X2. This board was stable all the way upto 3.1ghz 325HTT 9.5x mult one HTT off and the cpu would give up anymore volts where useless.
  • Pros: With minimal effort I maxed out my old 3600 X2 65nm at 3.1ghz. No voltage ups to the board got 325HTT stable with 1.55v on the cpu. Board's F1 bios has voltages up to 1.95/1.85 F2 pulls it back down to 1.75v still more then enough for 65nm. Nobody is going to use those volts on air. LOL Chipset, ...
  • Cons: 2.3volts on the DDR2 max. They need that abit higher for the high end memory. They should change that, sure hope its in the works for atleast 2.5v.
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Overall 6
6.0

Design Flaws

Anonymous, Newegg
8 December 2007
  • Summary: X
  • Pros: X
  • Cons: Look at where the PCIE 12V Connector is, now you have to stretch a Power Lead across everything CPU/Vid Cards/PCI's, terrible design, Also if your Vid Cards are long might or might not clear Southbridge Heatsink but also block Sata Ports also. I know there are reasons for placement but come on ot...
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