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tomorrow I am ordering

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$179.99
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$139.99
I would like to know what can i do with this motherboard that i can't do with the motherboard that i have now?

I have been getting bsod today and doing some test come to find out that my motherboard is dieing and dieing fast after owning it for 2 years.
I am also getting a ssd cause my 160G hard driver that i have had now for 5 years is slowing down and causing problems, test say something about the power is causing it to die.
reading online and watching videos on youtube, and other places, plus reading documentation on ssds have lead me to say that this would be a great upgrade for my computer, right now windows media center takes about 8 secs to get past the intro, and then it takes about a a minute to load up and show all the media files like video. Then when i click on a video file it takes about 45 secs to load the video file, from there it will play the video while some times i'll hit the fast forward button and it will take its sweet time and then boom after what seemed like for ever it fast forwards 30 secs. it just takes a long time to load things now and i have 65GB left on the hard driver i have over 50 GB left on all my drives. so i know it's not having problems slowing down.
well i just want to know as much as possible about the motherboard and the ssd. so if you guys can please tell me anything that will be useful when i get the new motherboard.

sorry about any spelling errors, i do have problems spelling it's cause of my brain, i am mentally disabled. I have problems with spelling, talking and many other things so i am sorry.

if I am having trouble spelling a certain word I use Google Chrome microphone thingy to spell it for me then it is copy and paste and boom done.
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Asus Sabertooth is a monster mobo and that Samsung SSD is one of the best you can buy.
I love my Sabertooth and Samsung 830 setup.
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- I don't know much about the chipset differences, BUT -

If you go for a 990FX motherboard just get the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 it's cheaper and does everything you'd need, the most popular AMD motherboard right now. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

- I don't know much about the chipset differences, BUT -

If you go for a 990FX motherboard just get the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 it's cheaper and does everything you'd need, the most popular AMD motherboard right now. thumb.gif
Yes it is cheap plus a nice vdrop too.

EDIT
If I'm not mistaken the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 is a double 4+1 phase power, so not a true 8+2.
Edited by dixson01974 - 2/2/13 at 8:51am
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post #5 of 10
Sabertooth is a solid board. Probably the best all around board for the AMD platform(In my opinion).

You should be able to overclock that 1090T to 4Ghz no problem if you wanted to. Plus you will have am3+ cpu expandability if you want to do a cpu upgrde down the road. All around the board will be a nice improvement and it will do almost anything you ask it to(well, except make you a sandwich rolleyes.gif )

But the SSD is w here you will see your alrgest performance inscrease. Prepare to see that PC boot virtually instantly thumb.gif !
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

If I'm not mistaken the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 is a double 4+1 phase power, so not a true 8+2.

Phase count alone means nothing.

It is one of the reference boards for benching and it's just fine.
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Phase count alone means nothing.

It is one of the reference boards for benching and it's just fine.
True but the vdrop counts sir.
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Quote:
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True but the vdrop counts sir.

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But it will still have a vdrop.
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Thank you so much guys from overclock.net I have learned a lot from this web site. I now know the reason why my motherboard was crashing was because this motherboard i have right now is not meant for over clocking at all. I also now know that i will be able to overclock with out any more problems. I am so happy now.lol have a great day to every one.
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