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I just put together my sig rig not too long ago and love the board..I would vouch for 4gbs being able to run at 1600 no problem..however I have heard people having trouble with some am3 boards getting them to be stable at factory settings with an extra 4gbs(i.e 1600 kit rated at 7-7-7-24)..Plus you will have to tell us what HSF you are going to be using because currently I have a Prolimatech Meglahelm and it blocks the first slot with a 120x25 fan on it, so thats something to consider too..I think through the reviews I have read the only complaints about the board is the location of the ram slots and the sata headers, however I don't see that big of a deal with them being in the lower right.

As for RAID, I didn't have any problems. You will have to install a floppy drive or use a USB Flash stick to install the raid drivers for windows vista or less install, don't know about windows 7..I run RAID0 with two drives..

Hope this helps..
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First time posting on this thread...

I guess I am one of the people that had trouble with 1600Mhz RAM.

First set was OCZ Platinum and I think it didn't run factory clocks mostly due to bad QC. I had 2 sticks that would run the advertised clocks, but one stick would produce errors.

Second set was some Corsair TR3X6G1600C7. They would run with 9-9-9-24 at 1600MHz. I knew they weren't listed as compatible on the website, but I gave it a shot.

Now my current and last set of RAM (can't keep doing this lol) is some OCZ AMD Edition. And for some reason they don't like 7-7-7-24 with 1600MHz. They can run at 1333 with 6-6-6-24 which is good enough. I think I run them at 1066 with 5-5-5-20 cause they give me an extra thousand in pcmark

For RAM clearance I have a V8 and they fit in every slot, but anything with tall heatsinks won't fit in the first two slots.
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Hey I noticed you have 2 veloc in raid 0. Do you have them on the jmicron sata connections or on the 6 sata amd ports for your raid. I have my raptors currently on the jmicron ones and wondered if it's better to put them on the other side for raid? I'm buying a second velociraptor this weekend to replace my raptors. And how did you get to 3.9 stable. I'm using a xigmatek dark knight air cooler. Thanks!
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Hi Guys

I'm thinking of buying this board for my first (ever) AMD build.
Have chosen CPU & RAM (PhII X4 995 Black & Corsair Domi 1600), just picking board now. Got it down to between the MSI and the M4A79T Deluxe.

I use my rig mainly for gaming and the odd bit of video work.

Any thoughts on this board for gaming? And vs. the M4A79T in general?

Ta

-dizzy
Running the ASUS board while im waiting on my GD70 RMA and I have to say I was really shocked as there is a massive difference. For a start the new ASUS bios is full of bugs!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm haven't been on this forum long, but i read up lots of information.
Tomorrow i'll get my new system with the 790FX-GD70 MB :-)

I tend to try and get a good performance from it and see if i can catch up to some on this forum ;-)
    
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I have a msi 790 MB coming with an amd Phenom II x3 black edition.

I would like to overclock to the higher levels

Which memory do you recommend - in the forum I see that some of the best speeds are using these memory options

OCZ OCZ3P16004GK 4GB PC3-12800
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1625 (PC3 13000)
G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

some in this forum are getting 3600; 3800;
any suggestions
thanks
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I have a msi 790 MB coming with an amd Phenom II x3 black edition.

I would like to overclock to the higher levels

Which memory do you recommend - in the forum I see that some of the best speeds are using these memory options

OCZ OCZ3P16004GK 4GB PC3-12800
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1625 (PC3 13000)
G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

some in this forum are getting 3600; 3800;
any suggestions
thanks
Since you ahve a BE you can oc your Chip only not having to worry about ram and nb and ht and fsb... Just up your multiplier on your cpu. as far as ram goes im a huge fan of OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
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Running the ASUS board while im waiting on my GD70 RMA and I have to say I was really shocked as there is a massive difference. For a start the new ASUS bios is full of bugs!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, thanks for the heads up. It's little things like that that I want to know.
What kind of bugs have you encountered?

+rep!

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Hi guys! Glad I found this thread as Friday I will be ordering this along with a 965. I hope to join then and learn all I can from you guys!

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Plus you will have to tell us what HSF you are going to be using because currently I have a Prolimatech Meglahelm and it blocks the first slot with a 120x25 fan on it, so thats something to consider too..
Hope this helps..
It really does help as I have my Meglahelm on the way. No prob tho as I can just put the Fan on the other side because I will be using a tech station.

on another note If you guys would like I will post a link to my build log ~next week or two.

Edit: Have any of you been able to hit 1600Mhz on the ram with all four slots populated?
Edited by eclipseaudio4 - 8/11/09 at 9:49pm
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First time posting on this thread...

I guess I am one of the people that had trouble with 1600Mhz RAM.

First set was OCZ Platinum and I think it didn't run factory clocks mostly due to bad QC. I had 2 sticks that would run the advertised clocks, but one stick would produce errors.

Second set was some Corsair TR3X6G1600C7. They would run with 9-9-9-24 at 1600MHz. I knew they weren't listed as compatible on the website, but I gave it a shot.

Now my current and last set of RAM (can't keep doing this lol) is some OCZ AMD Edition. And for some reason they don't like 7-7-7-24 with 1600MHz. They can run at 1333 with 6-6-6-24 which is good enough. I think I run them at 1066 with 5-5-5-20 cause they give me an extra thousand in pcmark

For RAM clearance I have a V8 and they fit in every slot, but anything with tall heatsinks won't fit in the first two slots.
AM3 cpu's commonly have a weak memory controller so you most likely have to live with 1333mhz I can't do 1600mhz no matter how much nb or nb-cpu voltage I pump into the board. The good news is: 1333mhz with tight timings is actually better. AM3 performance depends heavily on NB frequency. Check out this guide for a lot of helpful information: AM3 CPU's Which Ram Speed is Faster and Which CPU-NB Clock is Best

When you run the ram at 1333mhz, it stresses the IMC less and allows you to achieve a much higher NB overclock
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