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    am2+ board

    anyone know an am2+ board tht has true crossfire and supports am3 processors out of the box?

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    Re: am2+ board

    There is the 790X based Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P which can run Crossfire at PCI-E 2.0 8X:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    The Asus M3A79-T Deluxe is a 790FX based motherboard which will run the cards at PCI-E 2.0 16x:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    They are both on special offer until around midday on Monday so be quick if you want to get one!


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    Re: am2+ board

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    There is the 790X based Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P which can run Crossfire at PCI-E 2.0 8X:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    The Asus M3A79-T Deluxe is a 790FX based motherboard which will run the cards at PCI-E 2.0 16x:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    They are both on special offer until around midday on Monday so be quick if you want to get one!
    i think i read the M3A79-T Deluxe needs a bios update to support am3 cpu...thts real good deal though!!!!
    Last edited by morda8; 14-12-2009 at 01:58 AM.

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    Re: am2+ board

    Quote Originally Posted by morda8 View Post
    i think i read the M3A79-T Deluxe needs a bios update to support am3 cpu...thts real good deal though!!!!
    Here is the CPU support list:

    http://asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ufZUFHN96LlrLL9J

    I suppose you could try getting the cheapest AM2 CPU you could get off Ebay like an AM2 Sempron for a few quid just in case you needed to update the BIOS.


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    Re: am2+ board

    would the GA-MA790X-UD3P really cripple a crossfired hd5770?

    and if i would increase the speed of the pcie would it preform like a x16 pcie?

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    Re: am2+ board

    Quote Originally Posted by morda8 View Post
    would the GA-MA790X-UD3P really cripple a crossfired hd5770?

    and if i would increase the speed of the pcie would it preform like a x16 pcie?
    The Gigabyte would be perfectly fine with an HD5770.

    OTH,even the Gigabyte needs a later BIOS revision to support AM3 CPUs:
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...3107#anchor_os

    Perhaps it is worth asking Scan what BIOS revision the motherboards ship with and whether they will run OK with AM3 CPUs out of the box.


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    Re: am2+ board

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The Gigabyte would be perfectly fine with an HD5770.

    OTH,even the Gigabyte needs a later BIOS revision to support AM3 CPUs:
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...3107#anchor_os

    Perhaps it is worth asking Scan what BIOS revision the motherboards ship with and whether they will run OK with AM3 CPUs out of the box.
    yh i think id do tht

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