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AMD motherboard recommendations

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May 13, 2012 3:13:39 PM

Im looking for a new AMD motherboard to go with 6870 crossfire and FX 8120 CPU I'm currently using M5A88-V EVO the problem is the overclocking on this board is bad ever time i set the CPU Voltage to manual the screen stays black and it say overclocking failed and the pci express 2.0 x16 x4 mode im getting bad crossfire performance low gpu usage on most games sometimes i get more FPS running on 1 card

M5A88-V EVO
FX 8120
8GB RAM
6870 Crossfire
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W
x-fi titanium pci express x1

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a b V Motherboard
May 13, 2012 4:02:02 PM

I look at the specs for your M5A88-V, the problem with your crossfire is the slots are pcie 2 x16 and x4; the board isn't really a crossfire board, when ever you see only two pcie 2 slots and there different colors than it means the board was meant to have one card not two. This could be causing issue with the OC issue as well since the north bridge is 880 and the south is a sb850. I giving you three options just incase you would rather stay with asus or stay closer to the same price point.

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 $150 -- Recommended
PCI Express 2.0 x16: 4 (x16, x16, x4, x4)

ASUS M5A99X EVO $150
PCI Express 2.0 x162 (x16 or dual x8)

MSI 990XA-GD55 $135 - Cheap recommendation
PCI Express 2.0 x162 (x16, x8)
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May 13, 2012 4:17:40 PM

That makes sense ill go with the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 thanks a lot :) 
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May 13, 2012 4:21:01 PM

so it's the motherboard chipset limitations is causing these problems?.
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a b V Motherboard
May 13, 2012 4:45:02 PM

ya, you'll have voltage issue with the lower chipset because they're not meant to handle the higher rates. you can still OC but not as high.
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May 13, 2012 5:01:23 PM

yeah i cant go over 4GHz on the CPU
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May 13, 2012 5:45:52 PM

this one look really good and it has InsideHardware.it Gold Award ill look in to it too
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May 13, 2012 6:31:32 PM

Best answer selected by david1006.
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May 14, 2012 6:15:11 AM

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