Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by technicks, Oct 16, 2006.
Title says enough.
trust me, dont go with asus, i got a asus a8r-mvp and it crashes all the time.
Ok, I know people with that board, and they love it after the bios update. From the reviewers that I know, they are saying that the Abit AT8 32X is the best out for the money.
the first 3 asus crossfire boards i tried did not post and had different bios error codes. but the forth one worked.
i have this board and its brill, it fired up first time, never once crashed, the windows bios update works flawllessy and i am running crossfire without any niggles at all.
I own a A8R-MVP and I don't have any instability issue that many others are experiencing, maybe I'm just being lucky, or maybe it's a hit or miss... Though I have to say this board does not oc nearly as well as it should be, thus not for enthusiasts. I've been with ASUS since the Athlon 800 TB era and they have been great.
The A8R32-MVP is more stable from what I heard and offers a lot more OC options.
Quick question on this board! Please someone try to answer it!
I hear this board has issues with large heat sink fans for the CPU? My buddy is going conroe and he might slip me this board! I have the Thermaltake Blue OrbII and I am worried that it won't fit!? Due to the south/north bridge heatsink... can anyone clearify on that PLEASE!?
thxs so much in advance!
its a very solid board and the only one where _most_ of the stuff works as it should. before i magically found money for AM2 stuff i was gonna get the a8r32-mvp dlx, that says it all really
my fan is a cooler master susurro which is pretty hefty and it fits fine and my bro has a Scythe Infinity which is bulky and his is fine, and we both use this board (PS overclockin rules on this board)
Alright... see the thing is that the TT Blue OrbII is more circular then anything. The scythe is square I think (I am picturing it right) not sure of the susurro tho? If it doesn't fit thats just another excuse to go with watercooling!
Seeing all the posts i am definitely going for this board. Hope it drops a bit in price in the coming months. It still costs 125 euro here in Holland.
Saving up some cash to buy the board and two x1950 pro's and a new psu at once.
Nice! I am jealous!
cool. go buy the board soon i want to see how it clocks
I hope i can get it in a week or two. Got to pay the rent and gas/electric bill first
Can you give me a not to expensive option for good ram?
I already have 2 pieces off Dane-Elec 512 pc3200. But i don't know if it will help if i keep them.
I was thinking off 2 gb but don't know what is better. 2x1 gb or 4x512mb?
I assume the mobo can take 4x 1gb so i thought it would be better to take 2x 1gb. For upgrading. And sell the ones i have.
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