Socket 939 Mobo Decision...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dan04, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. Dan04

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am thinking of getting the Asus A8V Deluxe socket 939 Motherboard for Athlon 64. Is this a good motherboard? if not what would anyone reccommend thanks!!!
     
  2. onimkron

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    I was thinking of going for that too, but i'm torn between the Asus and MSI's upcoming Neo 2 Platinum. I don't plan on using the additional wifi, so it'll just bump up the costs....but then again, some early reviews for the MSI board aren't too hot :confused:
     
  3. Kush

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    939 is the mobo thats supports ddr dual channel ram right?
     
  4. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    Yep, in comparison to the 754 boards
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I would suggest waiting for the rev 2's of the current k8t800pro boards or going with the MSI nf3-250 board

    for the others... yes sckt 939 is dual channel... only 2 types of processors @ the moment.. newcastle based a64's or fx processors...
     
  6. Dan04

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    has asus released a revision 2 motherboard? if so they dont say anything on their site....or do they
     
  7. Dan04

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    what was the trouble with its AGP/PCI lock?? alot of review sites state this, what does it mean exactly and is their any faults with the asus a8v deluxe motherboard?
     
  8. sean.ferguson

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    check Asus' website if you haven't already, they tend to hold very good information :)
     
  9. Sazar

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    the nf3-250's and the k8t800pro chipsets are supposed to have locked agp/pci slots..

    some of the board makers apparently have issues regarding this and have implemented floating locks which are a little looser than actual locks...

    afaik the agp/pci locks do work with the asus board... on another site i frequent someone is using one in conjunction with his fx-53 and it works well... his only problem was incorrect temp read-out but a future bios release fixed that for him...

    reason I suggested rev 2 (or whatever their revision convention is) was to allow for any tweaks to fix problems to be made...
     
  10. tommy

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    I have no problems with my a8v deluxe mobo
     
  11. Dan04

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    ok kool ill think ill get one then thanks heaps!!!