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Originally Posted by paceee View Post
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??)

thanks!
Protip: the memory controller is on the processor. Motherboard doesn't have much to do with stabilizing 8gb of memory. You probably just need more or a ton of CPU-NB voltage.

Also I would wait for 990FX chipset because who knows what features you'll be missing out on.
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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.




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.
NO. BD will not not work with an AM3 board. The MSI board you mention is an AM3+ board, the socket is different, they are simply using an 800 series chipset, this doesn't make it AM3 and doesn't mean an AM3+ cpu will fit into an AM3 socket.
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NO. BD will not not work with an AM3 board. The MSI board you mention is an AM3+ board, the socket is different, they are simply using an 800 series chipset, this doesn't make it AM3 and doesn't mean an AM3+ cpu will fit into an AM3 socket.
It could be like what AMD did with the AM3 proccessor and make it run on a AM2 and AM2+ motherboard's. It's doubtful for a AM2+ mobo but it should be backwards compatible with a AM3 mobo.
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Protip: the memory controller is on the processor. Motherboard doesn't have much to do with stabilizing 8gb of memory. You probably just need more or a ton of CPU-NB voltage.

Also I would wait for 990FX chipset because who knows what features you'll be missing out on.
well, throwing more voltage at the cpu-nb didnt seem to work.... and i dont think i have a cooler for it? i really think it's the board.... everything goes awesome at 4gb, but i put in 2 or 4 more in, and it bsods like crazy.

i had 2x2 before, added another 2x2.... i woulda done 2x4 if i had enough money in the first place.
    
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