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MSI 890FXA-GD70
5.8 out of 10

MSI 890FXA-GD70

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Reviews and Problems with MSI 890FXA-GD70

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Overall 10
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
2.0

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
2.0

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 8
8.0

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
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
4.0

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 8
8.0

User Review

Tyler S., Newegg
5 August 2013
  • Summary: recommend this definately
  • Pros: The board it great ive had no problems with it at all i must have been lucky plus it gives off alot of heat so in the winter my room is warm :)
  • Cons: it should accept more ram because max is 16 but i think 32 would be reasonable at least for what i do with computers plus my bedroom gets really hot in the summer because it gives off heat
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Overall 4
4.0

Big Mistake

Fred R., Newegg
2 July 2013
  • Summary: Arrived and had issues with the memory sockets from the very begining, ended up only being able to use 3 of the 4 slots. Then 2 of the sata sockets acted up as well I should have taken that as an omen and sent it back. Now just over a year later the MOBO is failing. No more MSI for me.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Had immediate issues with this board, should have scrapped it from the very beginning
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Overall 6
6.0

msi

David L., Newegg
8 May 2013
  • Pros: quality of the product is fine
  • Cons: Their technical support is horrible - the agents are arrogant (not to mention they are stupid) and rude. Found the standard answer - it is someone else fault. After getting the regular runaround I found the answer myself. If they tell you to reinstall windows - don't belief them - I didn't and it...
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Overall 10
10

Fine board

Jeff H., Newegg
2 May 2013
  • Summary: I'm switching to Opterons, so won't be using MSI anymore.
  • Pros: Liked the seven SATA connections. Recognized everything I threw at it. Overclocked my Phenom II 1055 and OCZ3P1333LVAM4GK 4x2GBs to within a hair of 4.0GHz. I got it to 4 for a bit, but it was unstable. Good BIOS, but then I was using Windows and not configuring much.
  • Cons: None.
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