By peetree ·
I would like to replace my current Motherboard with a newer one. The Motherboard I was looking at is a MSI 890FXA-GD70. Would this be sufficient to carry me through, say, the next 3 to, possibly, 4 years. I would like to play DVDs on it too. I was going to add 8GB of memory right off the bat. Not sure of the correct video card or monitor.

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Nice motherboard with a nice price...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Motherboard

You will need to have a 64 bit operating system to power it for your 8gb ram.
But, i would say, it will do you for well into six years plus for what you need it for.

Happy shopping. :)

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Well a couple of things first

by OH Smeg In reply to Motherboard

If you are using a 32 Bit OS of any kind it Can Not use more than about 3.25 GIG of total System Memory this includes the Video memory so you'll be wasting your money if you want to use a 32 Bit OS with this M'Board and that amount of RAM. Of course if you have a 64 Bit OS it will make use of all of any memory that you can install on this M'Board.

But in relation to MSI M'Boards over the past week I've had to replace 5 of them because the M'Board has failed. All of these have had Intel CPU's with N Vidia or SIS Chip Sets not the Intel Chip Sets or the AMD Chip Sets which may make a difference but they have all failed.

In the past I have sold thousands of MSI NB's all with Intel Chip Sets and never had a single problem with them unless you want to count a Ribbon Lead on a Sony DVD Drive coming unglued and being bent through 180 Degrees and breaking. The people who use these are by most counts Earthmover's or involved int he earthmoving industry and expect the computers that they have to use to just work. That have been very reliable but as I say they all used Intel Chip Sets.

I would just be a bit careful if you want one of these that you may have a problem with a short life so make sure that you fit plenty of Case Fans and ideally use a Filtered Case to try to minimize Dust penetration.

When it comes to AMD Chip Set M'Boards I've had excellent results with Gigabyte and never had one fail in the past 6 or so years.


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