Hi neowin community!
I built my own pc and couple of months ago my motherboard stopped posting, say the least I was fairly depressed, thankfully I had my surface for comfort. Anyways I recently found out I still had warranty on the motherboard and I sent it in. MSI said the have no replacements in stock and offered 890FXA-GD70
My main question is it equal or better than my previous board?
My original board:
What they are offering:
Side note I know the G65 has an integrated video-card, but I already have a Raedon 6870 so the GD70 not having an integrated video-card is a non issue for me.
Processor I'm using AMD Phenom ll X6 2.8Ghz, 3.3Ghz Turbo Core <- What does the turbo core do and to access that speed do I need to overclock?
A problem occured when taking out the processor to ship my motherboard, something a little weird happened. The thermal paste was so strong it took the fan took out the cpu right out of the board... I believe this is going to be an issue when locking the cpu into place. So any help in how to deal with this would be appreciated!
now some general noob questions
Originally I only had 4GB of Ram (Corsair DDR3 1333MHz) then I went on to purchase another 8GB of ram (Patriot G2 Series )2 x 4GB 1600 MHz. Now I've been using all 3 before my motherboard died, I've read this is not the best way to utilize the Ram so my question is, what is the best way to use it?
Also note that the patriot box says the G2 series is specifically designed for Intel Core processors.
Edit: Random Question: My room seems to attract a lot of dust any solutions for that?