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    Default Looking to purchase a Motherboard.

    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:
    - 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

  2. Default Re: Looking to purchase a Motherboard.

    For the components you have, you might want to consider the ASUS M4A78 Pro, M4A785-M, or one of our M3A78 series boards.
    Mason Winner
    ASUS Tech Support

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    Default Re: Looking to purchase a Motherboard.

    Thank you Mason, much appreciated! I'm checking the boards and specs now...

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