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Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5


Introduction

I had to replace my motherboard because my MSI K9N Platinum had recently been affected by the random shut-off problem explained on The Inquirer.
My choice felt on the Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 because:

Package

The package includes:
GA-MA790FX-DS5_Package_Front.jpg
Package
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Package_Back.jpg
Package
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Package_Content.jpg
Package Content
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Inst_Guide.jpg
Installation guide
203.18 KB

Pictures

GA-MA790FX-DS5_Layout.jpg
Layout
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Back_Ports.jpg
Ports
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Back.jpg
Back
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Backplate.jpg
Backplate
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Socket.jpg
AM2 socket
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Socket_2.jpg
AM2 socket
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Heatpipe.jpg
Heatpipe
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Heatsink.jpg
Heatsink
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Sb_Cooler.jpg
SB Cooler
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Model_Name.jpg
Model name
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_Made_In_Taiwan.jpg
Made in Taiwan
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Pictures of BIOS (F6 version)

F6 Award BIOS
M.I.T. (Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker)
DRAM Configuration
Auto Xpress
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Advanced Chipset Features
HT Link Control
PCIE Configuration
Integrated Peripherals
OnBoard PCIE Device
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configuration
PC Health Status

Some features are hidden, you have to press Ctrl+F1 to unhide them.

Info

A few remarks:
GA-MA790FX-DS5_NH-U12F_Clearance_North.jpg
Upper clearance
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_NH-U12F_Clearance_Ram.jpg
RAM clearance
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GA-MA790FX-DS5_NH-U12F_In_SLK3000B.jpg
In Antec case
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Problems

I encountered a few problems with this board: I contacted Gigabyte support and their answer has been very thorough:

Cooling

These are the idle temperatures read by SpeedFan (ambient: 21C):

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Posted by: z24 | Fri, Sep 26 2008 | Category: /hardware | Permanent link | home
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