MSI 970A-G46
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MSI 970A-G46 Review

OC Genie II, the most powerful and easy overclocking technology is implemented on MSI's AMD 9-Series motherboards. MSI Click BIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control. Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available.


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MSI 970A-G46 Technical Specifications
CPU Make
Chipset
Form Factor
Total RAM
Total USB
Motherboard Details
AMD
970
ATX
Socket AM3+
32GB
9 USB slots
GPU Interface
GPU Onboard
SLI
Crossfire
Expansion Slots
Motherboard Graphics
PCIe v2.x
2 Nvidia SLI GPUs
2 AMD/ATI Crossfire GPUs
2 x PCI 32bit
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
Memory Type
Memory Type(ECC)
Memory Channel
Memory Capacity
Memory Total
Memory Slots
Memory Speed
Motherboard Memory
4xDDR3
Non-ECC
Dual
32GB DDR3
32GB
4xDIMM
DDR3 800Mhz, DDR3 1066Mhz, DDR3 1333Mhz, DDR3 1600Mhz, DDR3 1866Mhz, DDR3 2133Mhz,
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA Speed
External SATA
HDD RAID
Motherboard SATA
6 x SATA 3
6Gb/s
1 x eSATA
Internal USB
Internal I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB 2.0
1 x 24 pin power connector
1 x 8 pin power connector
1 x 4 pin fan connector
1 x fan header
1 x S/PDIF connector
1 x IDE connector
System Panel Connection
Back Panel USB
Back Panel I/O
Back Panel Connectors
4 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
1 x serial port
Line In connector
Line Out Connector
Mic In connector
7.1 Surround Sound
Audio Input Output
1 x LAN connector
PS/2 keyboard connector
PS/2 mouse connector
1 x eSATA
MSI 970A-G46 Extras
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Is FX-6300 working well with this mobo?

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2012
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Get asus pro or evo

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Will the FX-8350 work well with this board?

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2019
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I wouldn't suggest it. It'll work for a year. Or two. Don't overclock though. I've always had a bit of bottleneck on my games with it.

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I have the board for several months now and it works fine.No overheating, no bottlenecking Nothing.I'm just upset aboout the sensors though, in my BIOS it shows my cpu is 60c idle.I downloaded several programs to check and all shows my cpu is idling at 25c(aftermarket cooler).But the motherboard is still gr8. (:

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I dislike it. Maybe I just got a bad board. I feel as if my board bottlenecks me; I shouldn't have ANY drops in Assasins creed 3, with my setup but I still do.

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What version/model of the board do you have?

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CPU (30% overclock)

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2014
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Can this board run a GTX 590/690/Titan perfectly?? (With the recommended CPU and Ram match).

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**tiest motherboard ever!!!!!!!!!! Don't advise anyone to get this!!! Had it, and it broke twice in 4months. My friend Shane33 had it also and it broke!!

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Yeah.. its advertised for the fx processors.. but gets on.. Mine is dying already.. getting a formula-z though. :) we'll see.

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Sucks to hear that buddy, I've had mines for almost three years now and haven't had a single issue.

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Yeah with a little research I discovered that it really didn't support 8 phase power like advertised.

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Is the OC what killed your mobo then?

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No the 8350 was what killed it. You're running a 6350 so you shouldn't have ANY issues with it. The 8350 was just too much.

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Yeah, I've heard some people managed with the 8320 at the stock frequency. I made a thorough research of what the motherboard can handle, on most reviews and discussion, people did indeed not get the results they wanted with the 8350 while some luckily managed to run the 8320, but I didn't take any chances on my first build and went with the 6350 instead.

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And just out of curiosity and concern about my Motherboard, how did you find out yours is dying? Any particular effect? Once my PC shut down entirely and I was scared **less, I don't exactly have the finances to fix a broken PC lol. Anyway, I opened her up checked if the 24-pin connect was firmly installed, and to my surprise it was the 8-pin CPU power connector that was slightly loose, but I

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2018
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can never bet to sure and safe. Something I forgot to mention was when it shut down the first time I tried booting it up which it did for like 4 seconds then it shut down once again, almost like it wasn't receiving enough power, hence why I opened it up and examined it. I just want to hear some insights :)

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2010
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should this mobo be fine with the phenom ii x4 965 Black Edition ?
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CPU (30% overclock)

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2014
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yes, should work perfectly

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CPU (20% overclock)

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2012
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………….. hu? just 25 days ago you HATED the board.. why you now recommending it?

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2009
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Just for more details on this Mother Board; There are four memory slots, each can hold a maxim of 8 GB of ram which in total is 32 GB of ram.
There are no IDE connectors on this board.
Main Memory > Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1866/2133* (OC) DRAM, 32GB Max<br />For more details on the specs of this board feel free to visit the MSI website and more details can be added; http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Detail<br />

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2013
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4 GB

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Just a question.. Do all motherboards with 2 pcie x16 slots support sli, or there are specific models, such as the current one?

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2017
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16 GB

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Only specific models support SLI ,,, if a motherboard support SLI,, it will also support crossfire but it is not vice-versa,,, thats why amd is more future proof ,, look this page http://www.game-debate.com/motherboard/index.php?best=motherboard
almost any 2 pcie x16 support crossfire,, but no

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