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hi
i was just wondering if any of you had used the Asus M4A77TD Pro motherboard as it seems pretty cheap for a ddr3 socket AM3 motherboard with support for crossfireX...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1481
also can any of you spot if anything is iffy/ not so good about it...

thanks for the help!
    
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Hey rockdog99,

That motherboard has a 770 northbridge chipset and a 710 southbridge. Though they will work just fine, they won't overclock as well as the 790 northbridge chipset and a 750 southbridge, especially with AM3 CPU's. You'll have better results with a 790GX which gives you the most bang for the buck. If you really want a top of the line motherboard, then go with a 790FX. But if you're not overclocking, or you plan to give it a small overclock, the 770 chipset will work just fine.
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Hey rockdog99,

That motherboard has a 770 northbridge chipset and a 710 southbridge. Though they will work just fine, they won't overclock as well as the 790 northbridge chipset and a 750 southbridge, especially with AM3 CPU's. You'll have better results with a 790GX which gives you the most bang for the buck. If you really want a top of the line motherboard, then go with a 790FX. But if you're not overclocking, or you plan to give it a small overclock, the 770 chipset will work just fine.
I agree with pretty much all of this, but I have to ask, WHY ON EARTH IS THAT MOTHERBOARD SO UGLY!? Take a peak at the motherboard in my sigrig, its gorgeous!

Joking aside, I honestly haven't noticed any OC trouble with the 2 770 chipset (the ddr2 version of this board, and this board) at all, I can't hit 4ghz on this motherboard, but then again, I fear going over 1.5v <_<

Oops! Reading comprehension ftw, my sig mobo doesn't have crossfire, but iirc those 2 lanes would run at 8x/8x would they not?
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The ASUS M4A79T-Deluxe is second only to the ASUS Crosshair III in overclocking the Phenom II 955BE. There is the 790FX board from Gigabyte, but I can't speak for that.
    
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hi
i was just wondering if any of you had used the Asus M4A77TD Pro motherboard as it seems pretty cheap for a ddr3 socket AM3 motherboard with support for crossfireX...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1481
also can any of you spot if anything is iffy/ not so good about it...

thanks for the help!
Being Asus no doubt it's an excellent mobo but I'd go elsewhere if you're looking to unlock cores. Gigabyte and Asrock seem to support that uh, feature more than others and I won't even mention MSI. MSI and BIOS problems seem to go hand in hand.
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I have an Asus m4a78 plus and it has the 770 chipset, it overclocks very well, I have hit a 300mhz HTT stable(after I lowered multi and everything else) without it even breaking a sweat, on a $70 mobo! The only thing is crossfire on that thing isn't very good unless you're using an older card because its x16x4 instead of x8x8. If your using anything higher than a 3870 you will probably notice a bottleneck with your x4 card.
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Hey guys, I may be missing the obvious , but I can't see or figure out by the info on NewEgg, how this mobo attaches to a monitor. The rear panel specs are:Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
COM 1
LPT 1
USB 6 x USB 2.0
eSATA 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Also, if you check out the pic of the rear panel here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...asus%20m4a77td[/U]
all I see that resembles a monitor connection is labeled a "serial/com port". The rep at NewEgg said his pic showed a VGA port, but I can't see it. Can you point out the obvious to me please, cause I'm baffled.
Thanks, J
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Originally Posted by marcoangels View Post
Hey guys, I may be missing the obvious , but I can't see or figure out by the info on NewEgg, how this mobo attaches to a monitor. The rear panel specs are:Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
COM 1
LPT 1
USB 6 x USB 2.0
eSATA 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Also, if you check out the pic of the rear panel here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...asus%20m4a77td[/U]
all I see that resembles a monitor connection is labeled a "serial/com port". The rep at NewEgg said his pic showed a VGA port, but I can't see it. Can you point out the obvious to me please, cause I'm baffled.
Thanks, J
it has no onboard video, that is why there is no vga/ dvi or hdmi ports on it, simple
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Duh, after I phoned Asus support, I realized that the monitor would hook up via the gpu. Interestingly enough, the tech advised an ATI card, said my Geforce 9600GT would work, but would send confusing signals to the bios of the mobo. For those of you using this mobo and a phenomII processor, what gpu are you using and is it benchmarking well and performing well on games like WOW?? Thanks, looking to upgrade my system.
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Duh, after I phoned Asus support, I realized that the monitor would hook up via the gpu. Interestingly enough, the tech advised an ATI card, said my Geforce 9600GT would work, but would send confusing signals to the bios of the mobo. For those of you using this mobo and a phenomII processor, what gpu are you using and is it benchmarking well and performing well on games like WOW?? Thanks, looking to upgrade my system.

Nvidea cards work fine with that mobo or any other ATi based motherboards. I used my GTX280 on my M4A79 deluxe and benchmark great... No problems.
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