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Thread: AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert




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    Default AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert

    The cheapest dual core processor must be the AMD Athlon X2 3600+.
    AM2 X2 3600+ comes with 65nm procedure and 2*512K L2 cache.
    It also have lower power consumption and higher overclock range. The most
    point is with low cost to fight the market!
    Because of the cheap boards with cheap dual core processors, AMD platform
    become more popular when consumers wants to build up their own PC system
    recently.
    The price in Taiwan is about $80USD with X2 3600+ in end of March.
    Then, the low cost with high overclock ability motherboards should become
    the first pick when build a PC system.
    Lets take a look on our star: MSI K9N4 SLI with $90USD valued price.
    The BOX design


    The accessories.


    The motherboard~


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    Default Re: AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert

    Down left side placement.
    2X PCI-E X16
    2X PCI-E X1
    2X PCI


    Down right side
    Red button is Clear CMOS button.
    4 SATA ports.


    Up left side.
    The DRAM slot, same channel with same color. Use different color to be dual
    channel.
    2 IDE ports to have better expansions.


    Up right side
    The PWM design around CPU socket.

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    Default Re: AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert

    IO ports


    Active heatsink FAN, its good for high heat NV chipsets.


    BIOS main adjust page.

    CPU FSB range: 200~425MHz

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    Default Re: AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert

    Multiply selection 5x~9.5x

    DRAM option: 400/533/667/800

    CPU second voltage +0.05~0.35V

    DDRII voltage: 1.8~2.45V

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    Default Re: AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert

    DRAM adjust options.

    HT adjust is in main page left side.

    Temp and voltage monitor page.

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    Default Re: AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert

    Test setup platform
    CPU:AMD AM2 Athlon64 X2 3600+
    MB: MSI K9N4 SLI
    DRAM:CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF
    VGA:ELSA GLADIAC 790GS PH2 256DT
    HD:Seagate 7200.7 160GB
    POWER:Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
    Cooler:TT Big Typhoon VX


    294.8X9.5=>2801Mhz


    315.7X9.5=>3000Mhz 1.408V
    SP2004 loading test can over 30 minutes.


    1.432V SP2004 stable over 1 hour.

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    Default Re: AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert

    The FSB limited.
    332X8.5=>2823Mhz


    Lets take a look on DRAM
    預設值下BIOS選DDRII 800
    Default BIOS setting with DDRII 800(AM2 issue,
    .5 or X10 multiply will auto divide)


    DDRII 1022 CL4 4-4-9 2.2V stable.
    Seems its the limited, more voltage and higher CL numbers didnt work to
    higher frequency.


    ELSA GLADIAC 790GS PH2 560/1500Mhz
    3DMARK2005

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    Default Re: AM2 fire red with high value board MSI K9N4 SLI overclock dessert

    3000Mhz DDRII 600 CL3 3-3-9 1T Super PI 32M


    EVEREST shows the chipset is nForce500SLI, so as MSI formal website.
    But CPU-Z shows its nForce4 chipser?!


    According to my test stuff, conclusion with MSI K9N4 SLI
    Pros.:
    1.Cheap price, packing and accessories is enough.
    2.Over 330FSB ability, also good on voltage adjust.
    3.Support SLI technology directly.
    4.2 IDE ports, good for old IDE components users.
    Cons.:
    1. BIOS overclock adjust needs some improvement. DRAM overclock limited
    needs to be over DDRII 1066 or higher.

    MSI K9N4 SLI is good enough, according to its value and overclock ability,
    the $90USD under street price, comes with SLI ready and 2 IDE ports will
    also be the plus. If BIOS can enhance with DRAM ability to have better
    overclock range, we believe this could be great option to the market on AM2
    platform.
    Coming soon: CORSAIR TWIN2XS2048-10000C5DF
    DDRII 1250, the fastest DDRII products in the market this moment. (Not paper launch!)



    DFI INFINITY P965-S DARK

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