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I'm seriously looking into trying this board for a second rig for my kids. A true AM+3 CPU and Bulldozer compatible eventually.

SLI capable is awesome for me as I own Nvidia cards and going to be handing down Nvidia cards to my kids.

UEFI BIOS, 6.0 SATA III, 3.0 USB mobo all great without all the bells and wistles I don't need. Great price too. smile.gif

My only bummer is it's dual channel memory architecture. sadsmiley.gif Also I believe it only handles up to DDR3 1333MHz, not 1600Mhz?


I have Tri-Channel RAM to hand down. Any boards similar to this one that's AM+3 ready with Bulldozer capable and SLI capable? I could live with DDR3 1333Mhz if I had to, not much difference really.

Otherwise this board would be just right....I searched around but haven't see one yet. Maybe I missed one similar.
     
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AMD processors only support dual channel.

just leave one stick out.
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Originally Posted by reflex99;15390816 
AMD processors only support dual channel.

just leave one stick out.

Can I buy a single tri-channel? Fill four slots?

I have 3 X 2GB Corsair Dominators 1600Mhz....if I added an extra single would that be compatible? I realize it would only run as 1333Mhz.
     
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1. FX processors support up to 1866mhz out of the box. so you should be able to run 1600 just fine.

2. yes, you can buy just a single stick and run 4 dimms like that.
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Originally Posted by Arizonian;15390843 
Can I buy a single tri-channel? Fill four slots?

I have 3 X 2GB Corsair Dominators 1600Mhz....if I added an extra single would that be compatible? I realize it would only run as 1333Mhz.

You can do that and it will act as dual channel.

No it won't.... The RAM will run at some random OC speed like 1597mhz UNTIL you enable DCOP or manual RAM settings.
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Originally Posted by reflex99;15390905 
1. FX processors support up to 1866mhz out of the box. so you should be able to run 1600 just fine.

2. yes, you can buy just a single stick and run 4 dimms like that.

Awesome. I just found my kids new mobo. thumb.gif Thanks for confirming this for me Reflex99. +1 rep for being knowledgable and helpful.

Rig is being built after the new year. I'm almost finished. One more RAM stick, MOBO, CPU and handing down my current GPU is the last pieces once the next gen cards come out. I'm planning on upgrading my sig rig and handing down my current card, eventually SLI'ing it in mind down the road.

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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6;15390942 
You can do that and it will act as dual channel.

No it won't.... The RAM will run at some random OC speed like 1597mhz UNTIL you enable DCOP or manual RAM settings.

Of course, I'd manually set the RAM settings in the BIOS. Thanks for pointing that out. smile.gif

I've owned ATI now AMD GPU's for years since 3870's up to 6870's with Intel mobos. This will be first AMD motherboard/CPU with Nvidia GPU.
     
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