I have a M4A87Td EVO running 8 gb of Kingston HyperX pc1600 (2gbx4). Well attempting to run.
I think I am going to swap the mother board out for one of the two listed above. From what I read some people believe that they will handle the 1600 Mhz memory a little better. My father and I both have the same boards and are experiencing boot problems with that ram. I Do not want to give up the 8gb of ram I already have. Is it worth the upgrade if the money is not an issue to go to the 890 chipset from the 870.
I guess my real question is the powermanagement, overclocking ability, and quality of one far better than the other or should I just try to work with the m4a87td i have.
rest of the system specs for the unstable box are as follows..
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1100T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
FAN: XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Kingston HyperX)
MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
VIDEO: 2x AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Cards
That Asrock should be good but wait for more options.
Nice rig BTW but do you run your second 6970 on the PCIe x16x4 slot?. That's not good enough, you need minimum a PCIe x16x8 in order to run such a powerful video card at it's full potential.
Yea Thats one of the other reasons I think I need to get the better board as well as the memory management with the 1600mhz ram. Lets pretend I cannot wait... Will those other two listed above be an upgrade?