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board recomendation ( special circumstances)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thorilan, 19 Sep 2003.

  1. thorilan

    thorilan What's a Dremel?

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    hello everyone
    i have a gigabyte dx7 rev3 board ( old ) at home and its having trouble i think dealing with the proc (amd tbredb 2100) after i patched its bios so i was thinking of upgrading it

    the kicker is i need a board roughly the same size and it has to deal with cls3 ram well.
    i also have a nf7-s rev2.0 that i hear wont play nice with most cls3 ram .

    I DONT NEED AN UBER BOARD for the dx7 im replaceing . i need a stable board with good performance and ata100/133 for primary not sata ( this is why i wont get another matching nf7-s)

    i was thinking i might try a nf7-M because of the onboard grafics and no sata but i dont know about the dimentions so i might just stick with a gigabyte board .

    MY beast im building will use my nf7-s rev2.0

    price is a little important to me too btw ( not terribly but a little)

    ok here are some of the boards im thinking about
    The ASUS A7N8X-X

    GA-7N400-L1

    GA-7NNXP
    ( this one does not have mounting holes for a waterblock which means later on i mey not like this one)
     
  2. DarkRain

    DarkRain What's a Dremel?

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    I had no problem with CAS 3 ram on a NF7s Rev 2.0. I was running it for some time before my OCz ram arrived.

    I was using Bios Version .18.
     
  3. thorilan

    thorilan What's a Dremel?

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    what brand was your cas3 ram btw? i have 1 gig of 3200 crucial by micron which is very good for stable systems but for oc and high speeds it aint all that .

    i would get another nf7s board but i dont want the sata and would rather have the m version for the ondoard grafics
     
  4. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Get an NF7-M then?

    You can't really say you specifically don't want SATA, since it has PATA too and the SATA can just be switched off in the BIOS anyway.
     
  5. thorilan

    thorilan What's a Dremel?

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    im avoiding the abit boards until i have tested my ram on cls3 with them to make sure it will work since some people have trouble with cls3 ram. if the nf7-s is good on the ram ill get the nf7-m
     

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