MSI: Our A75MA-G55 Motherboard Can Kick Your Mobo's Backside

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avenger48

What about that ASUS rampage board with the integrated 5770 a couple years ago?

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FenixSS

Which board was that?  I can't seem to find it on newegg.com

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dwellman

There's an overclocking chanpionship?

 

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newegg911

I don't know why AMD users make a big deal about having a backward compatible socket. If you already have a Phenom/Athlon II you still have to buy a new mobo to run bulldozer anyway, so I don't really see the point.

 

I can't stand those huge ass pins on AM sockets anyway. They need a PGA socket yesterday.

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qhoa1385

I'm looking forward for AM3+ but not upgrading....

 

man if I had the dough, I'd go full blow  on AM3+ platform

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AETAaAS

I hope AMD isn't making a mistake with the new socket. That's what irritated me a bit about Intel - the 1366/1155 split. With AMD, its been pretty easy for a while, you had the AM2, the AM3 and the upcoming AM3+; one maker, one socket. It would have been nice if they just rolled it all into one socket, but I'm guessing the architecture is simply too different.

But hey, for a enthusiast, the AM3+ is the clear choice. :p

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RtDK

Forgive me MSI, but ever since one of your motherboards BURST INTO FLAMES ON ME, I think I'm going to be a little skeptical about anything you produce for the foreseeable future....

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newegg911

I want details about that mobo actually bursting into flames. In my 20 odd years of messing with computers I've never seen a mobo actually catch on fire, just smoking caps and sparky PSU's. Usually by the time stuff gets that bad you would smell something burning and it would just short out and cut power.

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RtDK

It didn't "burst into flames" like you're thinking--that was a bit of an exaggeration on my part--but it may as well have been true. The board was useless after the fact. Fortunately, none of my other components were harmed. (Posted pic links below.)

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Wingzero_x

Well my old MSI 865PE NEO2 ran forever until I administratly retired it, to the wall last August. Yes, it was still functional.

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Deviate

Please elaborate. How long ago and what board was this?

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RtDK

Oh, trust me guys, I have PICS to prove it. One of the caps popped on the board and started spitting flame onto the surface.

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/4339/0402102358.jpg

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6317/0402102359.jpg

I believe the model was a K9V2, but it's been so long since then. I moved on to a Gigabyte mainboard after that little incident.

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codyandbecca

"support for upr to 32GB of memory" Other than that, great board and article.

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