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Albatron K8SLI

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The Albatron K8SLI is a budget oriented Socket939 motherboard based on NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI chipset. While it has been designed with cost in mind, performance has not been left out. Innovative features like second BIOS on an external add-in card and automatic SLI switch make this board easy to use. Overclocking possibilites are good as well, we managed to reach a maximum FSB of 390 MHz.

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K8sli supposed 3 pin Power LED

Hi I know it is only a small issue but on the albatron website for the K8Sli, it states that the 'board has "1 x 3 pin Power LED header" (http://www.albatron.com.tw/english/it/mb/specification.asp?pro_id=190)
However on tryin to install the mobo into my new case I discovered a distinct lack of said 3 pin power LED header. Going crazy trying to find it I found this enlarged picture of it (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Albatron/K8SLI/images/board_fullsize.jpg) which shows no 3 pin header

however the Albatron PX925XE Pro-R does have a 3 pin LED header and this is clearly visible in this picture (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Albatron/PX925XE/images/board_fullsize.jpg)

What happened to the 3pin power led header for the k8sli???

and more importantly what is the best way to connect the case's 3 pin connector to the k8sli's 2 pin power led header?

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and more importantly what is the best way to connect the case's 3 pin connector to the k8sli's 2 pin power led header?

thanks
josh
Interesting.. it does have a 2 pin..

Perhaps if you have some old parts laying around, grab a 2 pin header, and change the wires? :) Ive got tons around, so it would ne np for me..
 
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I'm thinking of buying one of these paired up with a X2 4400+ but according to the website the motherboard requires a bios update to support dual core. Would I even be able to run the chip on the motherboard without the bios update, so I can flash the bios (and the backup bios later if its all good)?
 

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Hello! I am new in this forum as you can see:D

If anyone is using this mobo i would be very grateful for any tips regarding my problem.

The spacifications on the official page say that only radeon x300 is not supported.
Well the problem is that i tried with a radeon x600 and it still didn't work!!
I am in a process of buying a new graphic card and i want to be 100% sure which cards are supported, so any of you who have this board and are using a radeon with it please post a reply!!

Thanks!
 
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albatron k8sli 939 x2 bios update

hello i bought this board a year ago and just got around to installing it i put an amd athlon x2 64 4200 processor in it and the bios doesn't reconize it and it turns out i don't have the abs card either does anyone know where i can find one or a way to flash the bios update with out the card please help
 

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hello i bought this board a year ago and just got around to installing it i put an amd athlon x2 64 4200 processor in it and the bios doesn't reconize it and it turns out i don't have the abs card either does anyone know where i can find one or a way to flash the bios update with out the card please help
What is you current BIOS version? I too was intending to do a bios update but sadly i foud out that the last version ( official version ) , that is 1.12, was already on the board?
Anyway it is possible to update without the card!
 

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Then i suggest you visit this LINK
, download the latest bios and upgrade it:)
 
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albatron k8sli 939 x2 bios update

when i select run as it says a temprary file is needed for the intialization could not be created or could not be written to. makesure that the directory path exists and disk space is available
 

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I hope u ure doing it the right way! :)
I suggest u read this yust in case, maybe it will help you...LiINK
 

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Np!;) And does your dual core work now with the new bios?
 
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albatron k8sli 939 x2 bios update

yeah even shows both cores in the task manager yay was thinkin about just buying a new board because of that
 

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Nice! Every new information is welcome:)