Which amd 64 mobo?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lad_in_brum, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

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    Ive decided to upgrade my processor and mobo..

    Ive decided on the AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm processor but cant decide on which mobo.

    I have had a look around the internet but most reviews are for the SLI mobo's, I have an AGP graphics card at the moment and want to stick with it...im torn between the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum and the Abit AV8 3RD Eye mobo.

    Does anyone have any personal reviews of what these boards are like, or any similar priced AGP mobo's?
     
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  2. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    I have an AX8 PCI-E mobo running a 64 3500+ Winchester and it runs great.
    I chose that board because I duel boot Linux & Windows, so I cannot use a N-Force board as I always have problems running Linuux on N-Force boards.
    I have been running this rig for just over a month and it has been faultless.
    I may be wrong but I think the AV8 is the same board only AGP.
     
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  3. 762x51

    762x51 168gr BTHP

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    I have the Neo2 Platinum. Good board.....has a few quirks, but is feature rich and runs well for me. Know that SATA ports 1+2 are not locked if you plan on overclocking.

    Good FAQ here with pros and cons for different boards: http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=46730
     
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  4. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have the A8V deluxe and it works just fine. Just make sure you get the right memory. I recommend getting some Corsair RAM, they are the best.
     
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I'm running the Asus A8V deluxe revision 2.0

    It works quite well and it OCs nicely.
     
  6. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

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    Thanks all...all the reviews seem to have the ASUS, ABIT and the MSI to be roughly the same....i decided on the MSI
     
  7. AL.F

    AL.F OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have the Abit AV8 3rd EYE - its a nice board, good layout - the 3rd eye thingymebob is very cool. Okay for overclocking.


    i believe this is the best agp socket 939 board out there.
     
  8. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    DFI Lanparty Nforce4 has gotten the best reviews I've seen for a board in a long time.

    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2337
    " DFI set out to create the absolute best nForce4 boards that an enthusiast could find on the market. After spending several weeks with engineering samples and now the final retail boards, we believe that DFI has succeeded in their goal."

    if you search around you will find other raving reviews on other websites