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Windows 7: Motherboard for AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE

30 Dec 2011   #1
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Motherboard for AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE

Considering my present hardware config, how would a AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE and GIGABYTE-MA78LMT-S2 sound? I do not have the proper budget for it, but maybe...maybe GIGABYTE 880GM-USB3



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30 Dec 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I like MSI but that's just me.
MSI 760GM-E51 Motherboard - AMD 760G, Socket AM3, USB, PCIe, RAID, LAN, DDR3, SATA2 at TigerDirect
But consider only mobo's with DDR3 slots and again I prefer 4 slots.
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30 Dec 2011   #3
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Looks like none of the mobos are available , I'm going for a stability upgrade anyway,so I'm thinking of Athlon II X2 265 (or if not available at all x2 260 )and GIGABYTE-MA78LMT-S2
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05 Jan 2012   #4
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Went and updated what u see in specs! nothing spectacular, just a decent upgrade from what i had.
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05 Jan 2012   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good job, the MA78LMT-S2 isn't available here in the US.
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06 Jan 2012   #6
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Thanks , strange that it's not available there!
Apart from a few hiccups (once the screen went into standby while restarting and cpu just kept running/while booting screen went into a pleasant shade of blank black like p.o.s.t and stayed there, had to ctrl+alt+del and restart) its running ok I guess. Ran prime95 blend for 25 mins. and furmark (1366x768 burn in,post fx) for 5 mins. seemed okay-no restarts/hangs/etc.
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10 Jan 2012   #7
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Seems like the board was buggy,going to RMA it tomorrow-replaced it with asus M5A78L-M LX
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10 Jan 2012   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I like MSI but that's just me.
MSI 760GM-E51 Motherboard - AMD 760G, Socket AM3, USB, PCIe, RAID, LAN, DDR3, SATA2 at TigerDirect
But consider only mobo's with DDR3 slots and again I prefer 4 slots.
It's not just you, othewise they couldn't make those MBs, but I wouldn't touch another one with a ten foot pole. I'm talking about brand, not just the model.
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10 Jan 2012   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Funny as it's all I use and recommend to friends, all without a hitch. I also have to say that MSI's customer support is top flight but again that's my experience and your mileage may vary. I sent a mobo back thinking it was the problem and it turned out it wasn't at all. MSI checked it out and rather than risk any problems they sent me a re-manufactured board back that had been fully tested for performance.....all for free. Lot's of good choices out there with ASUS and EVGA coming to mind. I even considered a ASRock for bang for buck and can't recall what turned me away from them? I'm glad you're having luck with them and sorry you didn't with MSI but I think yours is a rare situation......IMHO.
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10 Jan 2012   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Not all that rare! Actually, your experience surprises me...but then perhaps MSI has turned a new leaf. Whether they have or not, I'm not going to find out.
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