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Am in the UK unfortunately. The 990FX is coming down in price, the MA599X seemed too much of a compromise with only X8, X8 pci lanes
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Well, good news all round, installed 1 stick of the 4GB crucial RAM and straight into BIOS.

Cleared CMOS and installed stick 2 and straight into BIOS.

Altered some basic settings like boot priority, AHCI enabled, etc, rebooted and straight into Windows!! Yay!!

Checked the system information and it was saying 3 days to activate Windows, this was after it had spooled for a bit and installed drivers, then rebooted.

Tried to activate Windows online but it said to use the automated phone service, so after entering a seriously long string of digits and confirming that I was only using the key on one computer, I was given another seriously long string of digits to enter into my machine.

Net result was........

Success!! Windows is activated!

So very clean change over between these boards, am glad that all my drivers were up to date, what's more the BIOS on the board was the latest available too, being 1301, after I had carefully installed this BIOS onto a USB stick thinking I would need to flash to it!

My old board which allowed me to get to 3.996Ghz, the M4N72-E with 4 pin CPU power was reporting my CPU socket temp at 43C idle, this board is giving my socket temp at 27C idle.

I have lapped my CPU and the Cooler using 1000 and 2500 grit sandpaper in the meantime, but come on that's a 16C drop in socket temp, core temps are the same reported at 19C in all software types, AIDA, HW Monitor, Core Temp, but obviously I tend to add 8-10 onto these so around 27-29C probably on the cores.

I am extremely happy with this board so far! The DDR3 Ram looks superb with the flashing blue LED's that match my case fans.

Booted first time too, the crucial RAM looks amazing and it was cheaper than Corsair.

Looking in the AIDA SPD, it states that I can run this RAM at 1400Mhz at 7-7-7-21 or 1600Mhz at 8-8-8-24, what would be best for the AMD X6??

Tighter timings or more speed??
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Well, good news all round, installed 1 stick of the 4GB crucial RAM and straight into BIOS.
Cleared CMOS and installed stick 2 and straight into BIOS.
Altered some basic settings like boot priority, AHCI enabled, etc, rebooted and straight into Windows!! Yay!!
Checked the system information and it was saying 3 days to activate Windows, this was after it had spooled for a bit and installed drivers, then rebooted.
Tried to activate Windows online but it said to use the automated phone service, so after entering a seriously long string of digits and confirming that I was only using the key on one computer, I was given another seriously long string of digits to enter into my machine.
Net result was........
Success!! Windows is activated!
So very clean change over between these boards, am glad that all my drivers were up to date, what's more the BIOS on the board was the latest available too, being 1301, after I had carefully installed this BIOS onto a USB stick thinking I would need to flash to it!
My old board which allowed me to get to 3.996Ghz, the M4N72-E with 4 pin CPU power was reporting my CPU socket temp at 43C idle, this board is giving my socket temp at 27C idle.
I have lapped my CPU and the Cooler using 1000 and 2500 grit sandpaper in the meantime, but come on that's a 16C drop in socket temp, core temps are the same reported at 19C in all software types, AIDA, HW Monitor, Core Temp, but obviously I tend to add 8-10 onto these so around 27-29C probably on the cores.
I am extremely happy with this board so far! The DDR3 Ram looks superb with the flashing blue LED's that match my case fans.
Booted first time too, the crucial RAM looks amazing and it was cheaper than Corsair.
Looking in the AIDA SPD, it states that I can run this RAM at 1400Mhz at 7-7-7-21 or 1600Mhz at 8-8-8-24, what would be best for the AMD X6??
Tighter timings or more speed??

Congrats, you got lucky! lol thumb.gif

My guess would be 1600Mhz @ 8 but idk tongue.gif
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eh..That's a very good motherboard..not really any need for Sabertooth unless you want to run FX cpu..
which i wouldn't..You have the best AMD/Nvidia chipset ever made! :thumb.gif:
It's 8+1 phase power...with nice heatpipe vrm sinks...should be able to overclock anything to the max thumbsupsmiley.png ..My mobo may be a hair better tongue.gif
Oh..keep the RAM around 1600-ish and tighten up the timings wink.gif
 
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So far have got 4.017Ghz out of the chip, it seems to drop one or two cores after that, I am at max voltage allowed under BIOS which is 1.55V, this is drooping to as low as 1.408V but is totally INtel Burn Test at Very high settings stable, gonna check at maximum settings as well to be sure.

This board has allowed me to get to 3020Mhz on the north bridge, or IMC, but with the Current (latest) BIOS, I am unable to manually set the CPU/NB voltage, whatever I set in Bios, it stays at default, I thin someone else has poted on ASUS forums about it, as have I.

I have found that if your HT link and Cpu/nb get too far out of step on the multipliers, the M4N boards dont like it, so my HT link is at 2520MHz which is two multiplier steps below the CPU/NB, any less and it seems to BSOD with IRQL errors.

Again it is stable at that though so I am not too fussed The CPU/NB left on auto is mental, its giving way too much voltage really, at 1.45V! maximum in other words, that BIOS issue is silly.

My RAM is running at 1674 at 1.58V at 8-8-8-24 but this RAM is rated at that at 1600Mhz at only 1.5V, I have read that these chips can take up to 1.7V easily. Still unsure as to where or how far to push the RAM

My MaxxMemm scores have gone from 8.65gb/s with the old DDR2 to 10.60gb/s with this RAM.

Thanks for your help guys!

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