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Confused A8V Deluxe or AV8 Deluxe

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October 30, 2007 12:10:05 PM

Help!! The Asus website does not even mention the AV8 Deluxe, most forum discussions seem to switch between calling it an A8V or an AV8. Is there a difference between them? If so, what?
I have the AV8 Deluxe and want to upgrade to an AMD 64 X2 from my 64 3500+ and am really confused if I can or not??!
October 30, 2007 4:28:21 PM

Ignor my last the AV8 doesn't exist. I have the A8V.
My Bad
October 30, 2007 4:50:15 PM

Yes you can go X2. I have the A8V Deluxe with a X2 3800 in my render farm.
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October 30, 2007 4:52:23 PM

A8V-VM SE

Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron / Opteron CPU
AMD 64 architecture enables simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing
AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology

A8V-VM

This motherboard supports AMD 939-pin Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor with 1MBx2 or 512KBx2 L2 cache which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features better multithreaded / multitasking performance than Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64.


Look between the PCI slots for the motherboard model and version or on top of the LPT1 socket.
October 30, 2007 5:12:45 PM

A8V Deluxe Rev 1.xx
October 30, 2007 5:32:24 PM

you have a socket 939 -- get yourself an AMD opteron dual core 165/175/185 terrific performance and then overclock it! and get urself a good psu--antec/corsair.
October 30, 2007 6:10:43 PM

I think i'm going to go for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Socket 939, Toledo Core, 2x 2.2GHz, 1MB Cache. Looks like a pretty good deal. Not sure though because i actually won't be improving my speed in terms of GHz as my current processor is 2.2GHz. How much performance increase should I see? Do you think its worth the cash??
October 30, 2007 7:39:20 PM

You will gain a performance increase. It might be up to 95%. It might be as low as 1%. But you will see an increase. Dual Core stomps Single Core now. I laugh at those who are still trying to prove that their 8GHz Pentium 4's on Liquid Helium run better than a Core 2 Quad or such. It's nonsense. Go Dual Core.
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October 31, 2007 7:53:48 PM

The performance increase is going to show itself in multitasking.
There was a suggestion by sunny27 to overclock. The problem is that A8V deluxe version 1.xx did not have a working agp/pci lock so the frequency of those rise with the bus speed. Asus fixed that problem with version 2.xx which is a good overclocker.
November 1, 2007 10:42:28 AM

Well I've bought it now. Should arrive Friday.
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