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October 29, 2010 2:27:52 AM
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October 29, 2010 2:48:14 AM

Yes it does, almost all boards with the 8xx chipset have support for the 6 core CPUs out of the box, and the high end ASUS boards with the 7xx chipset do too.
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October 29, 2010 8:22:14 AM

Also make sure to look for the correct ram for this since I've gone in and out of my local store trying to get a compatible one lol.
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October 29, 2010 10:05:46 AM

-713king- said:
Also make sure to look for the correct ram for this since I've gone in and out of my local store trying to get a compatible one lol.


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DDR3 is DDR3 - what sort of random, unknown brand RAM are you buying to make it incompatible with Asus' flagship AM3 board?
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October 29, 2010 1:56:40 PM

Even if its not on the QVL list it will work 99% of the time, especially on high end boards that give you lots of tweaking settings. The QVL list is just the ones that ASUS has sat down, checked, and guarantee to work right out of the box.
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October 29, 2010 4:17:27 PM

LePhuronn said:
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DDR3 is DDR3 - what sort of random, unknown brand RAM are you buying to make it incompatible with Asus' flagship AM3 board?



so could i get corsair dominator ram DDR3 1600 2x2 gb sticks? or what would be better? like what brand would be better im looking for DDR3 1600 2x2.
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October 29, 2010 4:22:56 PM

Don't get much better than Dominators, but there are plenty of other options.

Patriot are having a big come back, Mushkin has recently started trumping even Corsair's Dominator, and never rule out Crucial or G.Skill

Any of those brands will be excellent paired with a Crosshair IV.


Personally, aesthetics are as important as performance so I'd like to stick with the black and red theme of the Asus ROG brand, so consider:

Dominator GT
Mushkin Ridgeback Redline
Patriot Sector 5
G.Skill RipJaw Red
Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red (if you like LEDs)

all of those come in 1600MHz dual-channel kits, and a lot of them are coming in 8GB (4GB x 2) now that 4GB modules are becoming viable.

For all-black RAM there's also Geil Black Dragon and OCZ Reaper.
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October 30, 2010 4:32:01 AM

Thanks. i will check on that. do you know what are good sites things from? like newegg. or amazon. anyothers?
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October 30, 2010 12:51:55 PM

Not from the US I'm afraid so I wouldn't know, but Newegg gets cited here an awful lot so I assume it's good.
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October 30, 2010 5:16:40 PM

Best answer selected by keith808.
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January 13, 2011 1:41:38 PM

LePhuronn said:
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DDR3 is DDR3 - what sort of random, unknown brand RAM are you buying to make it incompatible with Asus' flagship AM3 board?


Here is me with about 2 months of debugging time on this type of configuration, and i had Mushkin 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Black Frostbyte Dual Channel Kit incompatible, Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 XMS3 Dual Channel kit rev. A incompatible, some 2 other OEM brands of 2x2gb kits incompatible.

Trust me when i say its a pain, 4gbx2 dominators are currently unavailable in my country and i am looking for international options.
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