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Old March 9, 2011, 09:24 PM
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Default ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 & M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 Motherboards Review Comment Thread

AMD has made it a point of marketing to concentrate upon adding value to certain price segments and their supporting motherboard manufacturers have really caught on. Today we will be taking a look at two products which take this mantra to heart: the sub-$110 ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 and M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3. Both use the 880G/SB850 chipset combination and offer consumers a broad range of features for a budget friendly price.

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Old March 10, 2011, 09:07 AM
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nice review! I have the 88td-m, got it for 1090t and it was all i had money for
its a solid bored but as you said not an overclocking monster, I can't seem to get an overvolt on mine. no matter what I set it to in the bios it stays the same in windows. so to get it up there i just dropped the frequency a bit and upped the multiplier. eq. 23x 180. no matter the bios the throttling is there as well.

oh well, great board for the price lol!
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Good review , very detailed I am also glad to see some AMD reviews :).
I have always wondered who designs some of the motherboards out there. I think that most people that buy major PC components are not going to be using stock heatsinks and smaller video cards , Iwould think that the designers of the motherboards would do some height and length measurments to ensure that areas where the IDE connector ( maybe not so much ) , sata plugins a Large CPU coolers + tall memory heat sinks are not blocked when using after marked coolers or video cards
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I got a 4870x2 in mine, and the top 3 sata ports are useless, the ide was a pain in the butt, but i was able to get it in there (i'm to cheap to go get a sata dvd drive haha). even when i had a regular 4870 i don't recall those sats ports being useful.
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Very happy to see your first Review up Raxen.

I'm happy on most of the features on these boards as they are budget yet still offer a lot of features.
The EVO lineup has always been a good buy from ASUS and these boards prove that once again.

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Very happy to see your first Review up Raxen.

I'm happy on most of the features on these boards as they are budget yet still offer a lot of features.
The EVO lineup has always been a good buy from ASUS and these boards prove that once again.

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Actually it's my third one I'm on a break right now though - just too much stuff going on, but I do hope it won't be my last.
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