Even if the new AMD Bulldozer CPUs are crap I had an FX-4100 on the desk for 1 month or so, finally 2 days ago I had my 3rd MSI 990FXA-GD80 (the precedent two died cause MSI is a dumbass company that is not able to pull out a working bios).
This third board came with an old 11.2 bios that doesn’t support Bulldozer CPUs, so I had to plug in a Deneb chip and flash another bios to be finally able to play with my new CPU.
The first bios I tried was the last one, 11.6, and well, it’s crap.
When having OC fail the bios corrupt itself so when you press del during post to enter the bios it works for 2 or 3 seconds and then freeze.
At least it’s still possible to reflash it, so till the next OC fail the mobo will work normally.
11.5 was even worse, it killed one of my precedent mobo, so better to don’t retry it.
11.4 seems the best so far, but still have corruption issues, in fact 1 hour ago, after 3 or 4 hours of usage, it killed my third board.
11.7 is on the MSI site, but I can’t try it cause the mobo is gone.
11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 don’t support Bulldozer CPUs.
So, if you plan to use a Bulldozer chip better to buy something else cause MSI is not able to make a properly working bios.
If you use a Deneb/Thuban stick with the 11.2 that so far is the best and as long as I know have not curruption issues.
I don’t wanna see this mobo anymore, will see if the retailer will be so willing to give me something else instead of this piece of crap.
They don’t have C5F, so probably I will go for Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 hoping it’s at least a bit better than this MSI.