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    Which replacement motherboard?

    I've been using an ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe for about 7 months now. It's running a 940 pin Phenom II X4 940 BE at stock speeds. As many other owners have found, the board makes a high pitched whining noise which I've had enough of now. The store I bought it from are happy to RMA it but I don't need the downtime and have lost faith in this particular board model.

    So what should I replace it with? It must be an AM2+ board since I can't fit my 940 pin chip in a 938 pin AM3 socket

    Possible options...

    Asus M4A79 Deluxe - improved power bits and pieces apparently, but very similar. So similar it's likely to have the same noise problem?
    MSI DKA790GX - don't know MSI, don't need onboard video.

    Any input appreciated

    The rest of the machine spec is at http://niknak.org/blog/736-four-is-a-magic-number

    Cheers!
    Simon


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    Re: Which replacement motherboard?

    Scan have quite a few AM2+ 790 series motherboard for reasonable prices:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-31-391-0

    If you do not need integrated graphics the Crossfire capable Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P looks a decent motherboard for the price:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/GIGABYTE-GA-MA790X-UD3P

    If you require integrated graphics then the DFI DK 790GX-M2RS also looks decent for the price:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/DFI-D...-SATA-RAID-ATX


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    Re: Which replacement motherboard?

    +1 for the Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P - unlikely many 790X motherboards it has the newer SB750, rather than the aging SB600...

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