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MSI 970A-G46 MOBO not posting with FX-6300

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May 3, 2014 11:59:16 AM

My motherboard recently went started failing and I had to order a new one. I ended up buying the MSI 790A-G46 motherboard.
I rebuilt my computer the other day when the mobo came in and I could t get the computer to POST or display anything. After bread boarding each part and making sure they all work, I found out that the bios has to be updated to support FX CPUs.
I ordered a cheap Sempron 145 to update the BIOS. I installed the sempron 145 in the new mobo. Boom. CPU starts up nice and quick. I check the Bios version to find out that it is the latest bios version 2.6. I have tried downgrading to a old BIOS. It still will not Post with the FX6300 in it.
Does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

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May 3, 2014 12:10:01 PM

Return the motherboard , it's a very poor choice for the FX8320 or 8350 , it has a poor thermal and power design.

Here's a great choice with a 8+ 2 power design , a good fit for your FX chip.

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $84.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 15:10 EDT-0400)
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May 3, 2014 12:14:33 PM

Yeaa I have been seeing that a lot on the forums. There's nothing I can do to get it to work with my FX? I don't want to go thru the long hassle of dealing with a return then the long wait for the new one.
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May 3, 2014 12:17:20 PM

Even if you got it working you will have stability and heat issues.
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May 3, 2014 12:28:57 PM

Thank you for the swift reply and answer. Guess I'll have to be buying a new motherboard.
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May 3, 2014 12:32:11 PM

That board isn't worth your time or money.

Keep us posted when you get a new board.
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May 3, 2014 12:34:07 PM

Wish I would have looked more into the board. :/  wish MSI wouldn't lie about their compatibility.
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