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prepping for bulldozer, but my current board (i think) can't handle 8gb of ram without bsods.... should I buy a Asus CrossHair IV Formula to hold me over till bulldozer (and through it, since it'll work with the processors... but miss out on some features??)

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no. i would wait and pick up an AM3+ board. you are so close to the launch it's just wasted money buying something from the 800 series. save your money and be happy with the latest tech.
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Yeah I would honestly try and wait it out..
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Haha yeah, don't be like me and keep a rig in your wishlist for 6 months and finally make the leap right before a new launch
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Don't think so. New chips wont work with AM3 board.
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(and through it, since it'll work with the processors..)
Why not 2x4GB GSkill DDR3-1600 instead of 4x2GB?
My board recommends using A2 and B2 slots if you adopt DD3-1800 or DDR3-1600.
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post #7 of 14
When are the new boards coming out anyway?
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Don't think so. New chips wont work with AM3 board.
Yes they will.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-features.html

According to MSI, their new Big Bang Conquerer 990FX is actually a North Bridge 8xx series chipset that will support AM3+ Zambezi CPU's with a Bios update at the sacrifice of only a few minor features....

They made the announcement this week at CeBit.


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When are the new boards coming out anyway?
Asus is supposed to be showing off their 990FX Crosshair V at Cebit any day now.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ula-990fx.html

So if things follow like last year...

http://www.overclockersclub.com/news/26166/ ... as all the 890FX boards were revealed on the 5th of March at CeBit 2010, then hit the shelves in late April. So it looks like the same might happen for this year.
Edited by cjc75 - 3/3/11 at 2:01pm
     
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Yes they will.

They made the announcement this week at CeBit.
I missed the announcement.
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Well damn, anyone want a crosshair IV extreme and a 1090t?

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