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Ramskull666
05-05-2011, 11:15 PM
To ASUSTek Computer Inc.

I'm looking to purchase a motherboard with similar attributes to my existing board, memory and CPU (please see specs below). It would also need to be compatible with an XFX RADEON HD 5770 PCIE CARD (specs below).

I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

S. Smart.

Motherboard:

ASRock - ALiveXFire-eSATA2 R3.0

General CPU- Support for Socket AM2+* / AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor
- AMD LIVE!™ Ready
- Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
- FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports Hyper-Transport Technology
- AM3 CPU Ready**
*If you use AM3 / AM2+ CPU on AM2 chipset motherboard, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0 (5200 MT/s) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s), but the CPU frequency will not be influenced.

**This MB supports AM3 CPU by upgrading the BIOS version to P2.70 or later versions.

Chipset- Northbridge: AMD 480X CrossFire™
- Southbridge: ATI™ SB600
Memory- Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 1066*/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity: 16GB**
*Support with AM3 / AM2+ CPU.

**Due to the chipset limitation, if you adopt 4GB or more memory, the actual memory size may be less than the installed memory size.

BIOS- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports "Plug and Play"
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports Jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support

Audio, Video and Networking Graphics- n/a Audio- 5.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio (ALC662 Audio Codec)

LAN- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111B
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports PXE
Expansion / Connectivity Slots- Supports ATI™ CrossFire™
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot with PCIE Switch card or 2 x PCI Express Graphics slots for ATI™ CrossFire™
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 3 x PCI slots

Connector- 4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
- 2 x eSATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors (shared with 2 SATAII ports), support RAID (RAID 0 and RAID 1), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 20 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- SLI/XFire power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 4 x USB 2.0 headers (support 8 USB 2.0 ports)

Rear Panel I/O ASRock 6CH_eSATAII I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Serial Port: COM1
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP support)
- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x eSATAII Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 Port
- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

Other Features / Miscellaneous Unique Feature- Instant Boot
- Hybrid Booster (http://www.asrock.com/feature/HybridBooster/HybridBooster.html):
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost memory performance up to 12.5%

Support CD- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version) Accessories- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- Floppy/ATA 133 Cables
- 2 x SATA Data Cables (optional)
- 1 x SATA 1 to 1 Power Cable (optional)
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF Cable (optional)
- 1 x USB Bracket
- 1 x PCIE Switch Card

Hardware Monitor- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore

Form Factor- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.2-in, 30.5 cm x 20.8 cm OS- Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit compliant

Certifications- FCC, CE, WHQL

Graphics Card:

ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 - 850 MHz Core 1024 MB DDR5 DisplayPort - HD-577A-ZHFC

GPU Clock MHz:
850 MHz
Stream Processors:
800
Bus Type:
PCI-E 2.0
Performance:
Standard
Memory Interface Bus (bit):
128
Memory Type:
DDR5
Memory Size (MB):
1024 MB
Memory Clock (MHz):
4800 MHz
Microsoft® DirectX® Support:
11
Shader Model Support:
5.0
Open GL Optimization and Support:
3.2
Minimum Power Requirement (Watt):
450W with one 6-pin power cable
Cooling Fansink
ROHS
Profile:
Double
Dimensions (Imperial):
8.5 X 4.376 X 1.5
Dimensions (Metric):
21.6 X 11 X 3.8
Max Resolution Analog:
2048 x 1536
Max Resolution Digital:
2560 x 1600
ATI Radeon CrossFireX™ Technology
ATI Radeon PowerPlay™
ATI Radeon Stream Technology
ATI Eyefinity Technology
DisplayPort:
1
Minimum Power Requirement (Watt):
450W with one 6-pin power cable

Environmental
ROHS

Display Output
Max Resolution Analog:
2048 x 1536
Max Resolution Digital:
2560 x 1600
DisplayPort:
1

Physical
Cooling Fansink
Profile:
Double
Dimensions (Imperial):
8.5 X 4.376 X 1.5
Dimensions (Metric):
21.6 X 11 X 3.8

Processor & Bus

Bus Type:
PCI-E 2.0
Performance:
Standard
GPU Clock MHz:
850 MHz
Stream Processors:
800

Memory
Memory Interface Bus (bit):
128
Memory Type:
DDR5
Memory Size (MB):
1024 MB
Memory Clock (MHz):
4800 MHz

Rendering
Microsoft® DirectX® Support:
11
Shader Model Support:
5.0
Open GL Optimization and Support:
3.2

Feature Technologies
ATI Radeon CrossFireX™ Technology
ATI Radeon PowerPlay™
ATI Radeon Stream Technology
ATI Eyefinity Technology

Memory:

Manufacturer: Corsair
Type: DDR2
Size: 4096 Mbytes
Max Bandwidth: PC2-6400(400 Mhz)
Part Number: CM2X2048-6400C5

CPU:

AMD Phenom X4 9600 Black Edition
Socket AM2+(940)
Revision DR-B2

ASUS - Mason Winner
05-07-2011, 02:46 AM
For the components you have, you might want to consider the ASUS M4A78 Pro, M4A785-M, or one of our M3A78 series boards.

Ramskull666
05-07-2011, 08:35 PM
Thank you Mason, much appreciated! I'm checking the boards and specs now...