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Currently I am on a M4A78T-E. The important specs:

AM3
AMD 790GX/SB750
1 @ PCI-E 16x or 2 @ 8x
DDR3

But... I have a M3A79-T Deluxe which is:

AM2+
AMD 790FX/SB750
3 @ PCI-E 16x or 4 @ 8x
DDR2

Essentially I can do either DDR2 or DDR3 as most of the other specs are about the same between the boards, except for PCI-E slots.

Anyone think the DDR2 board is better and might be a better board for overclocking etc?
    
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I'd have to vote for the M4A78T-E. It's been a great board for me so far.
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I'd have to vote for the M4A78T-E. It's been a great board for me so far.
This is my RMA board, first one was funked. What does your NB temp run at on average?
    
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Early bump, I know, don't kill me!
    
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Bump again.. =(

No opinions?
    
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They're both absolutely solid boards honestly. Whichever one you have already, that's the one I'd pick. DDR2 / DDR3 makes very little difference with AMD setups.
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post #7 of 9
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They're both absolutely solid boards honestly. Whichever one you have already, that's the one I'd pick. DDR2 / DDR3 makes very little difference with AMD setups.
Well, I was thinking that the M3A79T-Deluxe would probably be better for overclocking, no?

I mean the M4A78T-E is a GX board and has overclocking options but nowhere near the control like the Deluxe has..

I guess I should have asked for opinions from people who've used the Deluxe board, I've seen it has a fan club on another forum but it's pretty outdated info over there...

Thanks though Pioneer, your input is always appreciated.
    
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Ive had my m3a79 for about 3 years now originally when i bought my Phenom 9550. Last week i have upgraded CPU to an Phenom II 965BE, Flashed in the latest 1801 Bios and the board has'nt missed a beat. Took the CPU straight to 3.8ghz on stock voltages with no drama's at all. Need more tweaking on my 4ghz tune and should see it break through the 4g without to much hassles. Very good solid board with the potential for up to 4 GPU's too.
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M3A79T-Deluxe gets my vote, despite beeing DDR2 it is a better board, high end back in its day, the m4a78t-e its a mid-end board with onboard video.

Rule of thumb, same chipset series 7xx
FX>GX
790FX > 785G
Edited by Erick - 7/23/11 at 11:06am
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