This question was answered by jhanak, on Monday, January 10, 20114:21 PM
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond in my own thread. I have been too busy enjoying my new AMD rig!!! All is working well, the issue was apparently I had dropped a extra standoff behind the mobo when installing the mobo and it was causing a short. Fortunately for me it did not do any damage (at least apparent damage) and when I stood the case up and heard the standoff roll down I was able to fix the issue.
On a side note NemesisChild everything you stated was correct. The 1600 is easily obtainable on my setup. Thanks again for your help.
12/30/2010 09:09 PM
Building my second rig and decided to go the AMD route again as my last AMD rig lasted 5 years and had no issues at all.
CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Mobo - ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3.0
Power Supply - Corsair HX 650W
VGA - ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU
Memory - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HDD - 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3250318AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
I got all the parts today and assembled the unit and it wont power up. The red cpu_led on the mobo flashes once when I push the power button. I started doing some research on the internet and saw that some people state AMD will not support DDR3 1600. I also see others stating this is not true. I did my research of the mobo and made sure I bought RAM that was on the QVL but it appears the 1090T does not support the RAM I purchased? Either that or the 1090T is DOA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.