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post #21 of 44
"oc certification" is a bunch of marketing bs.

asus / gigabyte / asrock 900 series boards would be the way to upgrade. 900 series am3+ boards will be able to take a bulldozer or piledriver (when they are released) cpu down the road too.

if you dont care about crossfire / sli look at the 970 boards. if you want to be able to cf / sli look at the 990x or 990fx.

here are a few good options (newegg links for ease, shop around for prices)

gigabyte 990x-ud3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510

asrock extreme 4 990fx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157266

asus sabertooth 990fx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736
Edited by RichardS - 3/11/12 at 11:11pm
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^^^ Couldn't say it better ^^^
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i would clock that cpu up ,but dont overclock your ram at all,my athlon II is suspect after ocing my ram it can only work in single channel,the fault could be the board,but i have 1333 and the board can handle 1600 and i went 1466 on it.dont sound like it the board.
down the ram clock to lvl lower,up cpu bus to 250 ,lower ht back to 2000mhz and type in manual voltage.

o.p also ,dont think that chip will go higher than 1.49 volts so why would it burn out the board please?
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post #24 of 44
i would recommend you these motherboards
cheapest to expensive

the gigabyte 990XA and the 990FXA are one of the best bang for buck and as far as Sabertooth is there ASFAIK its the only motherboard with 5 Years warranty wink.gif and as for Asrock it the only board with 12+2 Phases which helps it to run cooler and more efficiently make your choice wisely buddy good luck
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post #25 of 44
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Well I have taken A look at all you guys suggestions and well they are all in my price range and they all got good reviews. Any way any one could narrow them down to a good two. Thanks again you've all been a great help. thumb.gif
    
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Well I have taken A look at all you guys suggestions and well they are all in my price range and they all got good reviews. Any way any one could narrow them down to a good two. Thanks again you've all been a great help. thumb.gif

I can put a second vote for the 990FXA-UD3. I have abused mine and it keeps kickin. Its been nothing but rock solid the entire time I have owned it and I have a pretty decent 24/7 oc on the 955 it supports. Plenty of feature's for a great AMD build.
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Well I have taken A look at all you guys suggestions and well they are all in my price range and they all got good reviews. Any way any one could narrow them down to a good two. Thanks again you've all been a great help. thumb.gif
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 140$ Shipped
and as for HSF a 212 + will easily handle a 3.7 or 3.8Ghz overclock my Tx3 is at 40C or 41C at full load while folding(after minor tweaks wink.gif) thumb.gif
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post #28 of 44
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Well I took a look at the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and it is the awesome I most say. But i also took a look at the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional and seems to be better. Out of these two which one is gonna give me the best oc along with which one will allow me to run my gpus at a full 16x? Again thanks for guys help. thumb.gif
    
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Well I took a look at the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and it is the awesome I most say. But i also took a look at the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional and seems to be better. Out of these two which one is gonna give me the best oc along with which one will allow me to run my gpus at a full 16x? Again thanks for guys help. thumb.gif

Both board are on par with each other. the Gigabyte can run dual GPU's at x16/x16 no problem. The ASRock is also rated to run 2 at x16/x16. The ASRock has a slightly better heat sink set up on the MOSFET's and NB but the Gigabyte has 4 PCI-e2.0 while the ASRock only has 3. The ASrock can support 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD while the Gigbyte can support 0/1/5/10/JBOD. The ASRock has a slightly better onboard audio chipset...not by a whole lot mind you, just ever so slightly better. Those are the main one's that stood out when I was selecting a mobo for my backup rig.
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Thank you very much. Also which one is better for overclocking? biggrin.gif
    
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