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I bought the AMD phenom II X4 955 BE and a ASUS M4A79XTD EVO but i am using a GTX460. So im deciding on returning the mobo for a SLI ready board with an AM3 socket.

I read Nvidia chipsets are bad, in one instance a dude OC a 955 BE to 3.8GHz w/ a MSI 790FX-GD70 by using 1.41V. He then moved to a ASUS M4N75TD - which is AM3 + SLi ready but it took 1.45V to run that same OC.

What are some good boards for SLi Ready and AM3 sockets? I can't seem to find anything more than....

ASUS M4N75TD - bad at OC
MSI NF750-G55 -Can't OC at all?! (from what i read)

I have only 1 GTX460 but i want to futureproof
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You can just do the SLi hack for your motherboard. Works just as good as an SLi board. http://xdevs.com/e107_plugins/conten...php?content.30
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thanks for the quick reply erocker,

I know this can be done to all mobos but are some better then others?
Isn't it also possible to brick the whole mobo too lol?

I currently own an unopened ASUS M4A79XTD EVO, think i should crack that sucker open, setup my new $1000 setup and use it already ?
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ASUS M4A79XTD EVO (its a 790FX socket isn't 890FX better for CF if i did go down that route?) Or i will switch to a gigabyte or MSI board. Whichever is good, asustek has been put under a lot of scrutiny lately i see... (asus guy my whole life)
Edited by 2JZ - 4/26/11 at 6:10pm
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...-hack-amd.html

paulharrison123 said GTX460s SLi do not work!
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If you're not all comfortable with BIOS hack, then an ASUS M4N98TD EVO would also be splendid.
x16 lanes on each Nvidia GPU.

Or a ASUS M4N75TD, which only has x8 lanes on each GPU but it's somewhat cheaper.
However, the x8 or x16 should hardly matter at all. And it's the same chipset, theoretically.

I only know the M4N98TD EVO is alright for overclocking. I can raise my 955 BE to around 4GHz at most (800MHz increase). It could be better but it's no high end motherboard anyway .. Or perhaps AMD just supplied me with an slightly annoying chip.
Edited by p4p3r - 4/26/11 at 6:13pm
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I am comfortable, i just want to know the risks involved. I much prefer to hack then buy a SLi board because i heard they are not very good :S
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Originally Posted by 2JZ View Post
I am comfortable, i just want to know the risks involved. I much prefer to hack then buy a SLi board because i heard they are not very good :S
Afaik, I have heard nothing but good about my motherboard. I searched Google all over.
The features are limited, but it's stable and it's a good chipset. I have not had any sort of problems with it.
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post #9 of 31
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Great to know! I see you didn't go through the BIOS hack route... great OC btw! What voltages you got running?
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post #10 of 31
I pm'd you about my motherboard im selling it its the same one p4p3r has PM me back!
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