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Msi-970a-g45.33241176
7.9 out of 10

MSI 970A-G45

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Reviews and Problems with MSI 970A-G45

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Overall 10
10

Bought in Feb. 2012 and still going strong

Michael Brown, Amazon
28 August 2013
  • Summary: I had this motherboard since Feb. 2012 and have not had a single problem with it. I will update if things turn south, but at this point I'd say it is a great buy.
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Overall 2
2.0

MSI Warranty

Harry E Stamper "HES", Amazon
20 May 2013
  • Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT until you find out how much time is left on the warranty. MSI warranty is based on the date of manufacture not by when you bought the mainboard. So if it has been on the shelf for 1 year, you will only get 2 years warranty. Regardless of what your receipt says, you will be denied RMA. If you have to RMA the board, they might send you a board that dies within 1 year. This is a true story that happened to me.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Board!

Rory Truitt, Amazon
18 April 2013
  • Summary: I am running this for Windows 8 Pro 64x with an 8 core FX processor. Installed without a hitch and I am using an MSI graphics card so life is good.
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Overall 10
10

Refurb?? Maybe an open box, but otherwise new

Scott Blake, Amazon
4 February 2013
  • Summary: A clone of this M/B has been in use in my office for the past 6 months, so when I saw this board for a very reasonable ($59, I think) price, being sold as a refurb direct from MSI, I jumped at the chance. BIOS was a bit back-dated, but that was easily fixed. Board was obviously new; in fact, the only indication I could find that it had been opened at all was the owner's manual had a couple bent pages.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok but has one MAJOR problem

I. East, Amazon
6 January 2013
  • Summary: If you're like me and purchased the $40 Windows 8 upgrade, do NOT update your BIOS. Your system ID will be changed and Windows will lose it's activation, locking you out of Windows until you purchase a new license key. I was able to get around this by re-installing Windows Vista Retail again and going through Upgrade process but what a pain. I also have a problem with constant freezing.
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Overall 10
10

solid

sk8er5221, Amazon
4 January 2013
  • Summary: this board does everything asked of it. easy set up, easy oc and fast speeds. have been using msi boards for almost 10 years and they have yet to disappoint.
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Overall 8
8.0

no vga

Ericb601, Amazon
4 November 2012
  • Summary: I love msi and amd but no vga. How can I plug a monitor up without a graphics card. Some people can't afford a graphics card.
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Overall 10
10

Love these MSI boards

metsons, Amazon
15 April 2012
  • Summary: Just plugged the baby in and ran it. It over-clocked using the genie II setting without any configuration needed and popped a quad-core 3.6GHz up to 4.2. I put this in with a power supply that only had a 4-plug CPU instead of the 8 this board asks for and no complaints at all from the board, all voltages and temps are fine. USB 3s and SATA 6GBs make this baby purr. MSI wants to download a lot of extra software, but that's optional. These are good boards.
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Overall 2
2.0

MSI Board DOA

Peachan123, Amazon
22 March 2012
  • Summary: I got this MSI board a few months ago as a Christmas gift. When I got everything installed, I got a blue screen immediately when loading Windows 7. After doing some research, I discovered the board was bad. Sent it back to MSI. Got a replacement board, and it was DOA as well. This one won't read 2 of my sticks of ram, and freezes randomly. Sending it back again.
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Overall 2
2.0

serious problems

SteelMatrix, Amazon
12 March 2012
  • Summary: MSI has always been the brand that I have always trusted. I have to say I have become disappointed in their quality. Three of the last four of their motherboards I had purchased, failed right out of the box. two of which was this one the 970 chipset and the other two was the 990 chipset. the first one couldn't even complete loading the bios screen for the first time, the second, lasted 2 weeks before it started crashing on bios boot screen.
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