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Best S939 AGP (maybe PCI-E too) Motherboard?

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September 13, 2006 3:43:38 AM

I am overclocking my San Diego @ 2.7Ghz... and it is faily stable... if there is such a thing... on my A8V-MX. It has no voltage options and the voltage from it doesn't seem very stable.

So.

What is the best S939 motherboard that i can buy or find? (in Canada)

I need a board with AGP... if I can find one with AGP and PCI-E 16x that would be great.

Thanks.
September 13, 2006 6:39:50 AM

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I need a board with AGP... if I can find one with AGP and PCI-E 16x that would be great.

Asrock 939 Dual SATA
September 14, 2006 8:48:10 AM

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I need a board with AGP... if I can find one with AGP and PCI-E 16x that would be great.

Asrock 939 Dual SATA

Asrock rocks. The Dual SATA is flexible and has fairly good OCing capabilities.

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September 14, 2006 9:44:46 AM

If you can get them still ABit AV8 (not the MX version) or the Asus A8V (confusing namesi agree)

As you can see I have the Abit board. Fantastic.

I've heard that the Asrock dual boards are good but i'm always sceptical of combined technologies like that.
September 14, 2006 10:32:41 AM

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I am overclocking my San Diego @ 2.7Ghz... and it is faily stable... if there is such a thing... on my A8V-MX. It has no voltage options and the voltage from it doesn't seem very stable.

So.

What is the best S939 motherboard that i can buy or find? (in Canada)

I need a board with AGP... if I can find one with AGP and PCI-E 16x that would be great.

Thanks.



Asus A8N32-SLI deluxe
It's got LOADS of oc options, onboard digital 5.1 (spdif) It looks awsome with it's copper heat-pipes from the North n South bridge, it's stable, never had any problems with it, and it can STILL handle ide AND sata 1 or 2 hdd's at the same time. Oh yeah, and it's also got e-sata, which is great for data protection cuz if you got loads of files n mp3's, you can back em up to external sata (faster than usb 2) and have them protected in case you mess up your OS :wink:
Hope this helps bro.

Antec P180 Performance S
SeaSonic S12 600 PSU
Asus A8N32 SLI X-16 S-939 (bios 1103 V02.58 )
RealTek 97 Onboard
AMD 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core (AMD v 1.3.1.0/MS hotfix/ Dual Optimizer)
2 gigs Corsair 3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG 7900 GT OC in SLI (NV 91.31)
WD RAPTOR 74.3 gig HDD / XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 Gig /Gaming / Movies / MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 Gig /backup (unplugged)
Sony CDrom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Razer DiamondBack Optical mouse
Logitech Z-5500 Dolby Digital 5.1 THX 500watts
September 14, 2006 3:26:59 PM

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I need a board with AGP...


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Asus A8N32-SLI deluxe

& since when did the A8N32 have AGP? ... :roll: :lol: 
September 14, 2006 5:51:11 PM

LMAO dude.....but since you so conveniantly left out the rest of the sentence, you will have to take some of the credit for that one bro :wink:

cuz he wrote " I need a board with AGP... if I can find one with AGP and PCI-E 16x that would be great. "
September 14, 2006 10:56:20 PM

Asrock - yuck. Coincidentely, bought one two weeks ago. DOA - cute.
Doesnt support 3.3v AGP GPU's = even better. :cry: 

Perhaps others have had favorable experiences with them, I for one have not.
September 15, 2006 1:30:09 PM

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LMAO dude.....but since you so conveniantly left out the rest of the sentence, you will have to take some of the credit for that one bro :wink:

cuz he wrote " I need a board with AGP... if I can find one with AGP and PCI-E 16x that would be great. "

Sorry, but I don't get you as I originally quoted the full line.
The important thing in the sentence is I need AGP not "and PCI-E 16x that would be great" ...
Heck, even look at the thread title :wink:
September 15, 2006 2:15:56 PM

For the money you pay for this board, it definately is worth it. If you are looking for a reason to buy, email me at makrossv@hotmail.com and I'll reply with my benchmarks. All my friends that have an nforce4 board are jealous of my overclocks and temperatures.
September 15, 2006 3:05:41 PM

And I bet your friends with NF4 boards dont have a clue as to what their really doing....
September 15, 2006 3:23:02 PM

I tried helping them get higher but the boards that they have costed more and are hotter with the nforce4s. They jealous part is that I paid less and got more. I helped them try to OC myself, but they had hotter northbridges other issues with fsb.

I'm not saying nforce4 is inferior in anyway. But the price/performance of this board is great. You can get this board VSTA version for roughly 65$. Other boards with are over 100$.

:roll: @ trolls with no helpful information.
September 15, 2006 3:56:00 PM

The ASRock is the only AGP motherboard I have ever gotten to support my Fire GLX2-256t at 3270x2400. Note it dos not support any 2xAGP and only 1.65 volt 4xAGP. All 8x are supported. It is good enough to support two dell 2005 's at 1640x1080 or a 30 in monitor. . The overclocking with the 2.20 bios cures most of the problems that were there before. 2.86 volts is as high as the memory voltage goes. With 4x512 Winbond BH-5 it defaults to the DDR266 setting but I am overclocking a 144 enough that I wind up very close to 200 anyway on the memory bus. At 2.47 my benchmarks are a match for the FX-55 and at 2.7 they are a dead heat with the FX-57 . To get the best performance you will need to drop the multiplier and use the higher fsb. Also W2K is better on this board than XP.
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