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June 25, 2011 5:03:38 AM

I just bought the new AMD Phenom II x4 965 stock 3.4 no OC'ing and when i play games at max settings my CPU freaks out i get a total freeze and have to manually restart my comp. Im thinking its my motherboard. I have a Biostar TA870+ and their site says that my OPN: HDZ956FBGMBOX isnt compatable with the motherboard. I asked the tech guy where i bought it and he said as long as its an AMD Chipset itll work just fine. OK so is he wrong or.....

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June 25, 2011 5:06:14 AM

Specs are
Mobo is a BiostarTA870+
8gigs of ddr3
AMD Phenom II x4 965 stock 3.4
2 OC 6850s xfired
850 watt zahlman dual heat pipe PSU
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June 25, 2011 5:07:15 AM

Oh one more thing the comp was fine with my old 560 black edition....This ONLY started after installing the 965 was also wondering if it could be a bad CPU?
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June 25, 2011 6:08:16 AM

The guys advice is on the bad side. You can't just generalize a chipset. O well it an amd chipset should be fine. Sound like he doesn't know much about hardware. I am not a fan of Biostar boards at all. I would ditch that board.
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June 25, 2011 10:59:20 AM

I'm thinking about buying the MSI 890FXA-GD65. From what I can tell they run most all of the newer AMD CPU's no problem. Whats your thoughts on that. And yeah wont be buying another Biostar mobo again.
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June 25, 2011 12:02:16 PM

Ah very cool. Heard allot about the new bulldozer. Hope they come out with games that will support it soon. Although I have hear rumors that you can configure the cores or something to run as a quad or roids. Not sure if that's a factual rumor but that would indeed be pretty hot.
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June 25, 2011 1:28:03 PM

It's my understanding that the differences between the 890 V 990 chipset series is that you can't run a SLI configuration with the 890 chipset but you can still run Crossfire no problem.
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June 25, 2011 5:02:26 PM

Thats cool itll lock more people into the AMD market.
More money for them means cheaper hardware and better products ya know.
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June 25, 2011 5:02:59 PM

Anyways gonna go and buy the new motherboard now ill let ya know how it works for me when i get back and install it.
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July 2, 2011 2:38:04 AM

Just bought the 99fxa gd80 what an awsome board. Makes a huge difference in the fluidity of my whole system.
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July 2, 2011 2:46:53 AM

Best answer selected by briansklein.
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