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June 29, 2005 9:27:35 PM

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What is the best ASUS MB for the new dual core 4800+ AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=19-103-5...
cpu with AGP support ?

Thanks,
Lynn
June 30, 2005 4:54:36 AM

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On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 17:27:35 -0500, "Lynn McGuire" <nospam@nospam.com>
wrote:

>What is the best ASUS MB for the new dual core 4800+ AMD
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=19-103-5...
>cpu with AGP support ?
>
>Thanks,
>Lynn
>

I think all the Asus socket-939 motherboards have BIOS releases that
make them compatible with the X2 processors. HOWEVER, you obviously
have to have that BIOS version loaded before you install the CPU. I'm
guessing that Newegg will tell you explicitly which BIOS is on the
shipping version of the mobo you want. If they sell you a board
that's not compatible with the CPU they sell you, they're begging for
an RMA, and they don't want that.


Ron
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 30, 2005 3:15:20 PM

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> I think all the Asus socket-939 motherboards have BIOS releases that
> make them compatible with the X2 processors. HOWEVER, you obviously
> have to have that BIOS version loaded before you install the CPU. I'm

Are you sure about that ?

> guessing that Newegg will tell you explicitly which BIOS is on the
> shipping version of the mobo you want. If they sell you a board
> that's not compatible with the CPU they sell you, they're begging for
> an RMA, and they don't want that.

Thanks,
Lynn
July 1, 2005 2:19:24 AM

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On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:15:20 -0500, "Lynn McGuire" <nospam@nospam.com>
wrote:

>> I think all the Asus socket-939 motherboards have BIOS releases that
>> make them compatible with the X2 processors. HOWEVER, you obviously
>> have to have that BIOS version loaded before you install the CPU. I'm
>
>Are you sure about that ?

Not positive, and it's really difficult to confirm the answer for you
because of the sluggishness of the Asus Web site. However, if you can
go here: http://support.asus.com/default.aspx?SLanguage=en-us , and
note that under the "Support" menu, the first choice is "CPU," that
takes you to this page
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLan...,
but sometimes you can't get anywhere just entering the last URL, at
least from my location. If you get that far, you can select the CPU
from a dropdown list and then see all the Asus motherboards that are
compatible with it as well as the BIOS version for each which added
the X2 compatibility. If you have trouble with this, maybe you can
get the info you need at a time of day when the server's not being
slammed.
Here's what I copied just now, however:

For Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4200+ (Socket939), the following
motherboards are compatible

A8N-E: ALL board revisions and all BIOS versions since 1004

A8N-SLI: ALL . . . BIOS 1008 and after

A8N-SLI Deluxe: ALL . . . BIOS 1010 and after

A8N-SLI Premium: ALL . . . BIOS 1005 and after

A8V: ALL . . . BIOS 0205 and after

A8V Deluxe: ALL . . . BIOS 1013 and after

I think that's all of them, isn't it?

>
>> guessing that Newegg will tell you explicitly which BIOS is on the
>> shipping version of the mobo you want. If they sell you a board
>> that's not compatible with the CPU they sell you, they're begging for
>> an RMA, and they don't want that.
>
>Thanks,
>Lynn
>

Ron
July 2, 2005 6:24:53 AM

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On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:15:20 -0500, "Lynn McGuire" <nospam@nospam.com>
wrote:

>> I think all the Asus socket-939 motherboards have BIOS releases that
>> make them compatible with the X2 processors. HOWEVER, you obviously
>> have to have that BIOS version loaded before you install the CPU. I'm
>
>Are you sure about that ?
>
>> guessing that Newegg will tell you explicitly which BIOS is on the
>> shipping version of the mobo you want. If they sell you a board
>> that's not compatible with the CPU they sell you, they're begging for
>> an RMA, and they don't want that.
>
>Thanks,
>Lynn
>

Here's list of all known motherboards that are compatible with the X2
and their respective BIOS versions that enable X2
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2457&p=5
Interestingly, the article says that in general any BIOS that's
compatible with a Revision E processor (Venice, San Diego, or Toledo),
should POST with an X2. It might show only one processor, but it
would allow the BIOS to be flashed to an X2-compatible version without
having to install an older Winchester-core chip to do it.

Ron
July 30, 2005 4:15:56 AM

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I don't know about the 4800+ Dual Core but the Athlon64 3500+ is purring on
the ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe.
This system went together well, I have no gripes or complaints.

Tomshardware ran a test on two systems recently they were both dual cores,
you might want to check it out.

tomshardware.com -->
http://www.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20050531/sli_mo...

regards,

Ben.


"Lynn McGuire" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:11c682q8nmpv11a@corp.supernews.com...
> What is the best ASUS MB for the new dual core 4800+ AMD
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=19-103-5...
> cpu with AGP support ?
>
> Thanks,
> Lynn
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 30, 2005 4:15:57 AM

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"Odin" <spam@lessen.com> wrote in message
news:42ea3a1c$0$8535$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
>I don't know about the 4800+ Dual Core but the Athlon64 3500+ is purring
>on the ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe.
> This system went together well, I have no gripes or complaints.
>
> Tomshardware ran a test on two systems recently they were both dual
> cores, you might want to check it out.
>
> tomshardware.com -->
> http://www.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20050531/sli_mo...
>
> regards,
>
> Ben.
Key words in the original post 'with AGP support'...


> "Lynn McGuire" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:11c682q8nmpv11a@corp.supernews.com...
>> What is the best ASUS MB for the new dual core 4800+ AMD
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=19-103-5...
>> cpu with AGP support ?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Lynn
Any of the S939 boards, _provided_ you can get it supplied with the latest
BIOS. The A8N-E, is fine, but you need to buy from a supplier who is
prepared to warrant that the BIOS supports the chip. Unfortunately, it is
likely to be a couple of months at least before the boards with BIOS's
'too old' to support the chip have worked through the pipeline. You _may_
be able to program the latest BIOS wth the emergency recovery proceedure,
but it is far easier to have the correct BIOS in place...

Best Wishes
!