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Generation Change: Eight Motherboards For The Athlon 64

Test System

AMD Processors (Socket 754)
200 MHz FSB (SINGLE DDR400)Athlon 64 3200+ (2.0 GHz, 128/1024 kB Cache)
Memory
DDR400 (200 MHz)1 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (Corsair)CMX512-3200LL (CL 2.0 3-2-6)
DDR400 (200 MHz)1 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (TakeMS)MS64D64020U-5
Common Hardware
Sound CardTerratec Aureon 7.1 Space96.00 kHz sample rate
Graphics CardMSI FX5900U-VTD256GPU : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 UltraMemory : 128 MB DDR SDRAMMemory Clock : 620 MHz (256 Bit)Chip Clock : 325 MHz
Hard DriveFastTrak S150 TX2plus (Bios : 1.00.0.30)2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
DVD/CD-ROMMSI MS-8216 16x DVD
Software
Nvidia nForceNvidia V2.45
Nvidia GraphicDetonator V 45.23
VIA K8T800V 4.49
DirectXVersion : 9a
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP1

A GeForce FX5900 Ultra from MSI was used.