What does this mean? M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

I bought this motherboard about a year and a half ago...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631R

Im thinking about upgrading to a bulldozer or piledirver in the future as well and upgrading my ram. The cpu isnt techonically supported but asus released a beta bios so you can use am3+ chips. Im currently using an amd athlon ii x4 645 so i feel like it would be a worthwile upgrade. No i dont want to switch to intel so please dont tell me to buy a new mobo and the 2500k :p

My other question about the ram is would it accept ddr3 1866-2000 ram? In the details it says it only supports 1066-1333 and 2000oc but i dont know what the 2000oc part means.

Also how would crossfire work since its only x8 x8 in crossfire.

Thanks
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  1. The Bulldozer don't worth the money. Better buy a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727 it will be much better than your Athlon II X4 645.
    In the real life you can't see diference between 1333Mhz and 1866Mhz RAM. Buy RAM with the specifications like what you allready have in your PC.
    For Crossfire and SLI x8/x8 is a minimum required for optimal performance. It will be a problem if your mobo run in Crossfire at x16/x4. But you mobo is perfect for Crossfire setup.
    Don't change your mobo yet.
  2. sosofm said:
    The Bulldozer is worth the money. Better buy a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727 it will be much better than your Athlon II X4 645.
    In the real life you can't see diference between 1333Mhz and 1866Mhz RAM. Buy RAM with the specifications like what you allready have in your PC.
    For Crossfire and SLI x8/x8 is a minimum required for optimal performance. It will be a problem if your mobo run in Crossfire at x16/x4. But you mobo is perfect for Crossfire setup.
    Don't change your mobo yet.


    Horse *** the Bulldozer is well worth the money and a very good upgrade. I upgraded from a Phenom II 1090t and have been very happy with my FX-8120. Do not pay attention to people spewing the same crap over and over.
    I am not sure on the 890GX but my MSI 890FXA-GD70 handles the FX very well. As for Crossfire I would look at a board that could handle x16/x16 for best performance.
  3. The diference between x8/x8 and x16/x16 is 1% and under 1% http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_5870_PCI-Express_Scaling/6.html
  4. Ok thanks for the clarification on the crossfire and ram....
    Between the bulldozer and phenom II's ive thought about getting a 960T and hoping to unlock and for a good OC or waiting for an update with the bulldozers/piledriver. Is there not a new bulldozer coming out sometime in 2012 Q3? Also dosent an OCed bulldozer outperform the Phenom ii x4 series?
  5. The Phenom II can be overclocked verry good too.960T is supported by your mobo.
    Your mobo support Bulldozer too with a beta BIOS update http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A89GTD_PROUSB3/#CPUS
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