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    Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    Are there any real differences bewteen these two motherboards?

    Gigaybyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/GIGAB...770T-UD3P-MOBO

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    Asus M4A77TD Pro
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...3Gb-s-RAID-ATX

    Im not going to overclock and im not bothered about crossfire or SLI.

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    In terms of performance - no.

    I would pick the gigabyte though.

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    Gigabyte for colour coding.

    I have the GA-MA770-UD3 which although being DDR2 is pretty much the same. NB gets to about 80 which is common and the CPU power socket is in a silly place. Otherwise I like it.

    If you are thinking of OCing get something with mosfets coolers already installed - GAs recommendation.

    i think the following is a good looking board with a review included too.
    M4A785TD
    Last edited by Domestic_Ginger; 14-08-2009 at 01:35 PM.

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    Asus has some nice features built in mind.

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    I would get the Gigabyte as it has many good reviews on the internet.


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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    i would go for gigabyte becuase some reason i find alot of asus stuff are bad build quality and quality control, forexample i rma 2 asus p5k, and recently a 4870x2 for 3 times......

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    Couldnt find anything on the Asus one but like Cat said theres plenty of good reviews on the Gigabyte. Does the Asus have the ACC for unlocking cores like the gigabyte one?

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheapy View Post
    Couldnt find anything on the Asus one but like Cat said theres plenty of good reviews on the Gigabyte. Does the Asus have the ACC for unlocking cores like the gigabyte one?
    It has the SB710 southbridge so in theory it should have ACC.


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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    Gigabytes have a better track record with unlocking extra cores.

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    haha yeah the success rate of unlocking extra cores should be a major deciding factor in choosing a new mobo. go for the gigabyte for quality

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    I always prefer Gigabyte over Asus, had a horrible expirence with asus

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    Re:Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3. revision 2

    whatever you do do not buy this motherboard, Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3. revision 2!!! today i went to pc world looking for the Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 rev 2 and found them for £79.99 (yet another rip off company) which is what i paid. i brought this board today at 2.45 went home and opened the box. the first thing i checked was the heatsink on the northbridge. guess what??? do you really want to know or maybe not. the heatsink on the northbridge is so loose i thought it was going to come off and i was not even trying to move it. the southbridge has a little tiny heatsink and this was not very tight. it is now back at pc world amongst all the other rubbish they sell. another little warning about pc world and this board but the rev 1 not 2: some shops sell the GIGABYTE GBT-GA-MA770-UD3 rev 1 for £59.99. this is the original GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 rev 1 under a different model number. go to the gigabyte website and search for this GIGABYTE GBT-GA-MA770-UD3 and you will get There is no data match your search - GIGABYTE GBT-GA-MA770-UD3. i wonder why that is, very strange. a gigabyte product that gigabyte does not produce. do a search on google for that model GIGABYTE GBT-GA-MA770-UD3 and the first thing you get is GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 rev 1. the best advice i can give you is do not buy this motherboard full stop, as you will have problem after problem. i never even connected my board up because i did not want to damage my other components. a cheap board made on the cheap so be warned. spend a bit more and get a quality item and avoid going to pc world

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    Fred I was looking at the AM3 version, the MA770T-UD3P, which i have running with no problems and im completly happy with.

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    can i suggest you check your heatsink and see if it is tight and not moving around as soon as you touch it.

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    Re: Picking Motherboard (AM3)

    They seemed solid enough when the PC was assembled so I dont think much will have changed

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