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MSI 970A-G45
6.1 out of 10

MSI 970A-G45

Great Deal: $119.04

Reviews and Problems with MSI 970A-G45

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Overall 4
4.0

Possible mb issues

HQPOD d., Newegg
15 February 2012
  • Pros: Non-defective.
  • Cons: I beleive the bios is still bugged even after installing the latest versions. I saw in the reviews that the second pci-e 16x was false advertised and ppl say its a 4x slot instead. motherboard bios does not read 1600+mhz RAM it defaults to 1333mhz and overclocking ruins the latency timings.
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Overall 4
4.0

Peice of Junk

Kay M., Newegg
14 January 2012
  • Summary: Because of this problem, I have to reimburse a customer for having to delay my work and in the process, delaying HIS work as well. I can't return the Mobo to where I bought it, took to long to get all the parts needed. And MSI keeps putting me on hold and I never get back to someone.
  • Pros: Works when it's set on defaults. And all together great board. Again, when it works.
  • Cons: Board stopped working correctly when I turned off AMD turbo... Board stopped working correctly. Ram has to be in there super tight in order to be found now, have to smack the side of my case just to get it to post. After that, it works ok. Lights that indicate power phase for cpu
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Overall 4
4.0

Needs Updating...

Craig P., Newegg
19 December 2011
  • Summary: It seems like a decent motherboard, but as I stated in my Cons, i need to update it first. Motherboards, in my opinion, should be shipped to you with the latest version of the BIOS possible. And if they are not, at least have a way to reach the BIOS without a CPU...
  • Pros: Well, I have not yet been able to even get to the BIOS yet, so I'll have to get back on this one.
  • Cons: I bought this motherboard along with a AMD FX 4100 CPU, which is compatible with this motherboard. However, this CPU does not work right away with the motherboard. The motherboard first requires you to flash the BIOS to a newer version. Why is it not shipped with the latest version? My CPU is act...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for Bulldozer processors!

Patryk K., Newegg
11 December 2011
  • Summary: Useless for the fx series processors
  • Pros: It's an ok board if you have the right processor in it
  • Cons: Need to flash the bios in order for it to work with the new 8 core processor. DO NOT OVERCLOCK YOUR 8-CORE WITH THIS MOTHERBOARD! Even with it running at 4.0GHz with my fx-8120, it still overheated and fried. Have 8 fans in my case, plenty of airflow, but temps went above 58C and the board fried....
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Overall 4
4.0

For anyone having trouble

Joseph H., Newegg
3 December 2011
  • Summary: When I first booted a got 3 beep and no video. to fix this i moved the jumper on JBAT1 over to the two right most pins. booted and got nothing (expected, its a reset), then turned it off and moved the jumper back. it booted the bios, i upgraded it to 1.3 through usb asap. alls working well now
  • Pros: It works for now am3+ installs easy
  • Cons: horrible to setup
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok but has one MAJOR problem

I. East, Amazon
2 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Temperature issues

Damian R., Newegg
12 October 2011
  • Pros: Good feature set, board doesn't feel flimsy.
  • Cons: The issues that other reviewers have mentioned with overheating are very real. I bought this board as a replacement to an MSI 870 that was damaged when I shipped my computer. I used EXACTLY the same parts as in the previous configuration, only now my temperatures (CPU and NB) are 15-20 C above wh...
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Overall 4
4.0

BEWARE

david g., Newegg
20 September 2011
  • Summary: I CANT STRESS THIS ENOUGH REALLY WATCH ALL YOUR TEMPS WITH THIS BOARD NOT JUST THE CPU TEMP.
  • Pros: WORKS WELL FOR A WHILE
  • Cons: DIED WITHIN A WEEK . BIOS TEMP WAS 60C HWM SHOWED 36C . WATCH YOUR PWM TEMP IT WILL SKYROCKET. IF YOU USE THIS MOBO INVEST IN A MEMORY FAN OR HEATSINK AND PUT IT ON THE PWM HEATSINK TO THE LEFT OF THE CPU .
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Overall 4
4.0

random freezes

Kenneth S., Newegg
29 August 2011
  • Pros: Nice feature set for the price
  • Cons: Disappointed to find my build experiencing random freezes every couple of minutes. Board seems to be working fine and then simply hangs for 30 - 60 seconds before coming back to life. My first AMD build after 15+ successful Intel projects. Phenom II 955 seems like a decent processor other than th...
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