I just bought the ASUS M4A77TD not the pro because I never see myself using 2 video cards, but was just wondering if anyone has any advice with this board. I am building a new system. Here's what I have so far:
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AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Going to buy:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Not sure which video card right now, most likely ATI 4850 512 MB 256 Bit
I don't see that model listed on Asus' Products page any longer either. Which is probably why NewEgg.com has the $10 rebate on it. Not to say there's anything wrong with the board, but it's obviously being phased out for newer models.
Point being, it shows support for DDR3 1600 by OC. So it might take some tweaking to make it work completely stable.
Tried to search for the M4A77TD under Asus tech support site. Although they had the model number listed, they had absolutely nothing listed for it (No Bios, Manuals, Tech Sheets, etc). Was going to see what they officially said about RAM speed capabilities for you. But I'm not finding anything on their site.
Yeah I though that was funny that they have the M4A77TD PRO listed but not the M4A77TD? probably being phased out due to only 1 PCI-E Slot?? Seems like everyone wants SLI. my old board had SLI but I never used it. So are you saying that i need to go with 1066 and overclock to 1600? I was actaullt going to get the pro but just realized that the memory specs are a tad different meaning that the pro is 1333/1066 standard and the M4A77TD is 1066 standard. I must have gotten a little confused.