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Reviews and Problems with MSI 890FXA-GD70

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Overall 10


Ralph Meeker, Amazon
27 July 2015
  • Summary: it's a motherboard, what do you want to know? if you using it as a replacement, make sure it's a new one.
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Overall 10

Five Stars

Wilson Fowler, Amazon
9 April 2015
Overall 10

The most reliable motherboard

Kris S., Newegg
14 March 2014
  • Summary: Runs my Samsung SSD perfectly and Win 7 64 bit without a problem. I have 2 of these both are awesome with AMD 970 CPU's.
  • Pros: So reliable after a year running great.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2

BIOS issues and poor support

Jordan G., Newegg
18 February 2014
  • Summary: Okay board, bad for FX series processors, MSI support is a terrible experience andd shows a lack of concern for customers. very cold, no empathy.
  • Pros: I would say the board is full featured. The OC dial is nice, as well as easy power option for testing scenarios. Was an amazing board, sometimes.
  • Cons: FIrst call was about a year into ownership. I was recieving blue screens across a number of games and narrowed it down to the motherboard after switching out parts one by one. The BIOS was clearly incompatable. Called MSI, they referred me to the developer of the game. Narrowed it down again, not...
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Overall 2

MSI not so good...

A F., Newegg
28 December 2013
  • Summary: When first contacting MSI about my board being dead, the support agent could only say 2 words. "Clear CMOS". He just kept saying that over and over. Eventually he said to go to MSI website and request RMA.
  • Pros: Board originally worked very well, aside from randomly freezing when trying to enter BIOS.
  • Cons: Board died during a BIOS flash using MSI Live Update tool. I had to have the 1.15 BIOS to install my new FX 8350 CPU. RMA'd the board, received a refurbished one a few weeks later. The refurbished board had the 1.15 BIOS on it, the 8350 would not post at all, although my old PII x4 955BE would fi...
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Overall 2

This product does not last

Dan, Amazon
17 December 2013
  • Summary: After a few months mine stopped working. I issued an RMA for this unit and MSI and they charged me 50$ to replace it. A year later I started getting random crashes and eventually would hang on debug LED status 24.
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Overall 8

Great board, need BIOS improvement for Vishera!

CYRIL A., Newegg
9 December 2013
  • Summary: After I upgraded to latest 1.15 BIOS I upgraded my 1100T to a FX 8350. I booted up in fail safe configuration in the BIOS and everything was fine until I run Prime95 or play a game: computer was either crashing or restarting.
  • Pros: Lots of PCIe, support USB 3.0, support 32GB, compatible with AM3+ processor, SATA 6 and whatnot.
  • Cons: Oddies I got between BIOS 1.14 and 1.15: History: I have 2 monitors and 2 video cards (Monitor A Video 1 / Monitor B Video 2) Using Phenom II 1100T: BIOS 1.14: I can POST on Monitor A Video 1 all the time BIOS 1.15: I can POST on Monitor B Video 2 all the time Question: Why upgrading the BIOS mak...
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Overall 10

Great board owned it for 2 years

Tyler S., Newegg
8 December 2013
  • Pros: This board is great I love it. There bios is easy to use and can handle so many stress tests I accidentally shorted it out so many times when I first got it because It was my first board I ever had when I made my PC and I've had absolutely no problems with it what so ever except for my error tryi...
  • Cons: it can hold only 16 GB of ram max. Which already max out all my ram because of my game servers I host and all the multi tasking I do with my computer at the same time. Also another con I found is that the board is discontinued I was going to buy this for a friend I can't buy it now and I've tried...
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Overall 4

Avoid if using for AM3+ processor

Michael C., Newegg
5 November 2013
  • Summary: Avoid this, and if you have it, go buy another MB from a different manufacturer. I keep seeing MSI sending these responses to peoples messages telling them to contact them and blah blah.... a waste of time. Just AVOID!!!!
  • Pros: When it worked, it worked well. Not fantastic, but good enough.
  • Cons: Newegg recommended this board along with an 8-core AM3+ processor. Zambezi 3.1 GHZ. It took me months to get everything to work, which included flashing the BIOS to an updated version with a USB card. I only have average tech knowledge so doing this took some intuition. I can't imagine a novice b...
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Overall 6

Does not support fx 6350 processor

Hugh Weiner, Amazon
28 October 2013
  • Summary: This motherboard will not post when using FX 6350 processor. It displays an FF error, and will not post. Other documented cases online of this motherboard giving an FF error using other FF processors as well. Do a search. Also of note, the FF error is not listed in the manual of the motherboard.
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