VIA K8T800 or NVidia nForce3 150 or NVidia nForce3 250 for AMD Athlon 64 (2800 - 3200)

Discussion in 'Supermicro' started by ATK, Nov 5, 2004.

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    ATK Guest

    I'm ready to buy new MB, CPU etc. and have settled on AMD 64.
    ATK, Nov 5, 2004
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    Chris Catt Guest

    Hi, they all supply cables, choice of a motherboard is very much up to your
    own preferences and what you want to do. Many people will have had either
    good or bad experiences with different motherboards thus 'colouring' their
    personal choice. Try typing names of motherboards into google then searching
    in results with 'review.
    I have a Asus A8V....
    Chris C
    Chris Catt, Nov 6, 2004
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    Harvo Guest

    just upgraded epox 8rda+ nforce 2 to msi k8n neo 2 platinum nforce 3 a quick
    swap load new nforce drivers
    and very happy using winchester 3500 no problems on 1.2 bios boots fine,
    plus it has a safe overclocking utility
    in bios for that bit of extra speed, fsb 265 x 9.5 = 2.5 mhz :) on oem stock
    cooler and 2 x 256mb twimos pc 3200.

    Had my doubts of msi mobos but read some good reviews, your choice!!!!
    Harvo, Nov 7, 2004
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    Derek Baker Guest

    I have a K8N Neo with a 3200+. No problems.
    Derek Baker, Nov 7, 2004
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    edelbeb Guest

    The Asus k8n-e deluxe (nForce3 250Gb) has been superb for me with an Athlon
    64 3200. That's not to say that other motherboards won't do equally well or
    better for you. Check user comments at
    edelbeb, Nov 8, 2004
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    Scotter Guest

    Back in January when the AMD 64-bit FX-51 CPU was new and not many
    motherboards were available, I purchased MSI's K8T800 Master 2-FAR board.
    I was very impressed with the packaging and overall quality of the look.
    And they seemed to think of everything with all they included in the
    The board has been VERY stable since I bought it.
    Overclockability is it's weak-point. Possible but not as many options as
    I've seen on other boards.
    So if, like you say, you are not that interested in overclocking, then I do
    highly recommend MSI.
    Scotter, Nov 8, 2004
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    David Wilts Guest

    I have a newcastle 2800+ on the K8NS Pro and could not be happier - GB
    Ethernet, Onboard Sata raid via Nforce, on board Sata raid via promise,
    Onboard IDE raid via ITE, Firewire, USB2.0, Sound - the works

    Runs my 2800+ @ 9X270 memory at 1:1 for 2.43Ghz for cheap (mobo was 100
    bucks at newegg, Cpu was 140 retail box) You have to get good ram to run
    DDR540 but even with the divider set down to DDR400 ish speeds it
    still rocks.
    David Wilts, Nov 10, 2004
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    ATK Guest

    Thanks for help. After reading a v.g. report I have bought an MSI K8N Neo
    Platinum. The actual MB was described as MSI K8N Neo Platin54g, which I took
    to mean that it was fitted up with WIFI. All it is, is a wireless PCI card
    with an aerial to screw on.
    Since I already have my computers networked thru router and switch I don't
    need it, but wondered if it could serve as a Wireless Access Point (I
    suppose not).
    Again, thanks.
    ATK, Nov 16, 2004
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    As that specific board is not on MSI homepage, I guess it's dependeing on
    the WiFi card.
    Some cards do function as Wireless Access Points, some do not.
    No manual for the card?

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    Thomas Wendell, Nov 17, 2004
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    ATK Guest

    Nothing in the manuals for WIfI. I'm hoping when I get round to installing
    that there is info on the CD.
    ATK, Nov 17, 2004
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