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Thread: ASROCK motherboards




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    Default ASROCK motherboards

    What sort of reputation do the ASROCK breed of motherboards have?

    I can't say I've heard much about these before and I'm struggling to find socket A motherboards (yet a few of these have popped up).

    One I'm looking at is the ASRock K7S41GX SiS 741GX.

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    Default Re: ASROCK motherboards

    ASRock is an offshoot of Asus. Some of its boards of some minor engineering overlooks, but no actual problems per se. Very reliable. I've been running an ASRock board overclocked 100% stable for a year now.

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    Default Re: ASROCK motherboards

    While I have no issues with ASRock (like Yawg said above, it is a budget-oriented subsidiary of Asus), I have generally found any mainboard using a SiS chipset to be lacking in both the performance and options category. They tend to be quite stable, but I think mainly due to the lack of any features or anything remotely resembling "performance" tweaks in the BIOS.
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    Default Re: ASROCK motherboards

    Agreed. SiS is more of any OEM or budget option, if anything. Even Via isn't a real competitor IMO. In general, I wouldn't want anything but nVidia (including ULi), ATi, or Intel.

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    Default Re: ASROCK motherboards

    yes, the asrock board i run has been great. however, its limited in overeclocking - the 240mhz bus speed is my limit for stability. actually, i only found the HT multiplier last night- its labeled in obscure teminology and says 1000/800/600/400 rather than straightforward 5/4/3/2. i guess once i get it volt-modded and the newest bios itl go faster.
    by the way, the ALi chipset is as fast, if not faster, than nforce4, it just doesnt offer as many features.
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    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
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