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Best AMD Motherboard for overclocking and gaming?

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October 29, 2012 8:24:48 PM

My new MSI-760GM-E51(FX) isn't stable for overclocking. Even with the OC Switch. I found out MSI motherboards are problematic the hard way. The highest I can get my processor without crashing is around 3.8GHz. I have a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler. My temps are around 29 degrees Celsius. Which motherboard would be the best for overclocking my AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE?

Budget is not a problem.

Would this one be good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131754
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October 29, 2012 8:35:02 PM

That link doesn't work. How far does "budget is not a problem" stretch? If you really want good performance and are willing to spend a bunch of money, just get an Intel CPU.
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October 29, 2012 8:51:59 PM

Yeah, it doesn't make a lot of sense to spend $150 trying to squeeze a couple hundred extra Mhz out of a somewhat dated processor.

However, if you are going to go ahead, get a higher end 990FX based board like the ASRock 990 Extreme 3
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October 29, 2012 8:58:16 PM


$110 -- Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+

$125 -- Asus M5A99X EVO AM3+ 990X

$140-$160 -- There is all kinds of good stuff. Even MSI


You've simply got a crap-tastic $70 motherboard with bad PWN and a 5 year-old chipset.



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January 2, 2013 7:15:50 AM

keithmfr said:
My new MSI-760GM-E51(FX) isn't stable for overclocking. Even with the OC Switch. I found out MSI motherboards are problematic the hard way. The highest I can get my processor without crashing is around 3.8GHz. I have a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler. My temps are around 29 degrees Celsius. Which motherboard would be the best for overclocking my AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE?

Budget is not a problem.

Would this one be good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131754




I suggest you get the MSI FX990-GD65 or GD80. It's awesome. Very easy to overclock and its a good board for its price and specs. Here's the link hope it helps http://www.msi.com/product/mb/990FXA-GD65.html & http://www.msi.com/product/mb/990FXA-GD80.html
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