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A question about mobos and chips

Last response: in Motherboards
June 8, 2004 6:52:05 AM

I want to build a system based around the AMD 64 chipset and was all set on the MSI K8T Neo motherboard until I started looking around a little more tonight. I want to use the 3200+ model, but it sounds like the K8N Platinum is the board to go with. The thing is, everywhere I read about it, it says that the board only supports 3400+ and up. What makes it so different that the 3200+ or lower will not work? I know it is the same socket so that isn't it. Is nForce 3 really that different?

I also wanted to ask if this kind of a setup would work:
AMD athlon 64 3200+
K8T neo-fsr
Kingmax DDR400 512 MB ram

Thanks to any help anyone can give me. If you need more info to help, just ask here or pm me please.

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June 8, 2004 11:22:13 AM

The platinum supports the A64 3200+. It's just poorly worded on thier site.
A recent review at Tom's suggests kingmax may have some problems with socket 754. At the same time, the new nforce boards are said to have fewer memory problems.
June 8, 2004 3:50:30 PM

Thanks. I saw that it worked with one cpu timing and not the other. So now my next question: What is the difference between SH7-C0 timing and SH7-CG timing?
June 8, 2004 9:18:55 PM

I had the same danged question..Tom's needs a glossary to go with their articles.