- AMD 890FX
- Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series AMD 140W CPU Support
- DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
This review is from: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Easy set up....fired up no problems on first boot....lots, and I mean lots of overclocking options, robust bios as well. Havent overclocked yet...but I am sure I will hit 4.0 with ease. I recommend the Coolit ECO ALC...and add a second fan for push/pull...Coretemp is showing 17c idle!!!
Not really a con, but if you plan on running 4 sticks of DDR3 2000mhz, a bios update to 0801 will be neccessary...mine came with 0505, only allowing two sticks to run at DDR3 2000...As far as the NB, the bios shows temps at 78, which I think is incorrect....but I have been playing games for hours, no problems so far.
My set up:
Asus Crosshair 1V
Phenom 2 1090T BE
8 GIG OF Mushkin Ridgeback DDR3 2000
Sapphire Toxic 5850 X2 Crossfire
Thermaltake 850w Tough XT
Coolit ECO ALC
Intel SSD 80G for boot drive
WD Velicoraptor 300gb
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for reviewing this motherboard. If you are still noticing that the NB temp. is idling at 78 C, please contact me at OC_Support@asus.com and reference case number NE0579 so that I may assist you in resolving the issue.
ASUS Support Team
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