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December 5, 2009 8:14:15 PM

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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ASUS M4A77TD
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

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December 5, 2009 8:24:23 PM

If I read the stats right on that motherboard over at NewEgg.com it supports 1066 RAM speeds natively, and anything above that is supported through overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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December 5, 2009 8:34:47 PM

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.
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December 5, 2009 8:51:29 PM

I did find the page that has the latest bios and all that.
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December 6, 2009 1:49:13 PM

So i can still get the 1600 just need to configure in bios right?
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December 7, 2009 1:34:09 AM

You should be able to do so yeah. There's just no guarantee it works at 1600Mhz. Worst case scenario you'll have to manually configure it to run at a slower speed.
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December 7, 2009 4:32:49 AM

So even if the manufacture says it will OC to 1800 theres not a gaurantee. So I can buy 1600 sticks but may not be able to get them above say 1333 or 1066?
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December 13, 2009 2:18:53 AM

I have this board, I'm running @ 1600mhz ram, not OC'ing required!
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December 13, 2009 2:27:52 AM

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I have this board, I'm running @ 1600mhz ram, not OC'ing required!


So what is the exact model and brand of your ram? So it actually is running at 1600 and not default 1066?
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December 20, 2009 12:30:33 AM

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I have this board, I'm running @ 1600mhz ram, not OC'ing required!


can you tell me what brand and model the mem is?
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January 13, 2010 10:34:12 PM

ahumphers91 said:
can you tell me what brand and model the mem is?


What memory did you guys get for this board and can it run automatically without tweaking bios?
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September 20, 2010 6:01:07 PM

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