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    After all the problem I read here about this Mobo....
    I wanted to change my a7v8x (ith which I have some problems beetween Ati 9700pro and chipset VIA) with this new a7n8x...
    What do You think?? Which one is better??

    I have a 2600+ and 2x512 mb ram 333....2 Maxtor HD 133, Asus DVD, ecc...

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    The nForce2 chipset is much better than the VIA ones atm. :thumb:

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    :) That is what I wanted to read.......
    THK

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    I just bought that board, and it is excellent IMHO! lol integrated everything I don't have anything in any of my PCI slots, and I love it . I had trouble though, and had to call tech support several times. At first it seemed that WinXP or linux didn't like my new WD400 Caviar. So I put in my Quantum and tried installing windows again. When it started bluescreening out, and giving me bogus .dll errors I was scared... So I ran memtestx86 on it. In about 8 hours and 30 minutes my 3 sticks of 'generic' pc2100 gave me 393 errors! I am not even joking. The Nforce chipset is rather picky about memory. Luckily I had a friend who wanted some memory, so I gave him my two sticks, and then he bought me my two new sticks of PC3200 Samsung true DDR400 256 sticks. I also grabbed two copper cooling kits, as my friend agreed to pay up to 90 dollers, because that's the price of 2 sticks of pc2100 are from pricewatch. I learned 3 things from this ordeal. 1. NEVER EVER EVER EVER buy generic memory! 2. Don't call tech support if you don't need too, it just costs you $$ (I came up with the suggestions of installing an alternative operating system, swapping the HDD, and then testing the memory. Basically the guy said that's what he would do... lol.) 3. Friends are very valuable :afro: My friend had a 256 stick of pc2100 crucial memory which he let me borrow until I get my new stuff.

    The sole reason I did not test the memory first was because on my ECS K7S5A with the sis745 chipset it revealed 0, yes ZERO errors on it in the process of 6 hours!!!

    Other than this 2 day ordeal it is an excellent board, and I am satisfied 100% with what I paid for it ($117, $110 before tax at this computer fair I went too :O)
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    I've had the A7N8X Deluxe for a few months...it's probably the best mobo I have bought to date
    :thumb:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    What memory are you using in yours. I just got back from local computer show bought the a7n8x deluxe board with 512 pc3200 samsung memory on stick for now think i will have any problems ??? Figured i would get it up and running before added any more memory

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    that memory will suit you just fine =)
    it's better than what I'm using atm (kingston 512 pc2100)

    although you would do better with 2x 256 sticks (or 2x 512) to take advantage of the dual channel option =)
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    I plan on buying another stick of 512 when i get up and running figured i would of wasted my money on 256 since i know that i would eventually take advantage of the dual memory

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    well....
    I have 2 mem stick with 512 mb ram each 333mhz (2700) but it is not from a particular brand.... How can I understand "immediately" if it works??:(

    So if it doesn't, I can try to sell it with the old Mobo that is already sold!

    THK

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    Ummm I don't really know... Just buy the board, and if it doesn't work then ummm I guess your screwed :eek:. Theres not much you can do if the memory works, but the Mobo is just picky about it...
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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