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The Test Boards Up Close

Asus sent us the A7N8X, Version 2.0, with an nForce 2 chipset for the test again. The testing configuration included an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (reference card) graphics board and two DDR400 RAM (CL2, 512 MB with PC3200) from Corsair.

Only the 2.0 revision of the Asus board is stable at 200 MHz FSB clock.

With Nvidia nForce 2 chipset : the Asus A7N8X.

Still one of the best RAM modules around : DDR400 modules for CL2 mode from Corsair with 256 MB capacity.

While we have an extensive supply of DDR400 modules from various suppliers, the Asus A7N8X works best together with the Corsair modules. We have already published details on the Nvidia nForce 2 chipset in a previous article, Full Power : NVIDIA Attacks With nForce2 .