Michael Eastburn said:
I ordered that processor too for the msi 990fxa gd80v2 mobo too,,I heard guys on other forums saying they have done it so I updated my bios to 13.5 installed the fx-9370 powered up and 10 seconds later after every code in the book flashed it shut down.. I tried reseting cmos and still nothing.. So I put my FX-8150 back in and needles to say the FX-9370 is not compatable with this mobo.. I should have listened to newegg's recommended mobo's Ive recently ordered the asrock 990fx extreme 9 edition which is compatable. oh well at least the new bios rocks,, can actually use my 2133mhz memory now,and got my fx-8150 to 4.3ghz stable!
Well then I guess I'm glad I sent it back, couldn't afford a 160.00 mistake. Everyone said I'm dumb to spend so much on that cpu..well I hate rebuilding my box and I won't have that kind of cash laying around again for quite awhile so the reasoning is get the most you can get now because in 3 years when you've got that sort of cash again it'll still be able to handle what you need but there will be bigger better stronger out again that you'll want to update to. My poor old box reduced to a skeleton, if motherboards had feelings he's probably pouting have to revive him with some old parts I guess.