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    Greetings Denizens.

    Could anyone tell me the current AMD Socket 7 motherboard implementing the nForce chipset? I'm thinking of getting the newer chipset when it's released, but I haven't yet got a main idea of what mobo manifacturers are using it. Also, I've heard that the sound is built into the South Bridge, is this true?

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    Socket 7 or Socket A? I'm not aware of an nForce board that supports the Socket 7 platform.
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    Ack, my bad.

    Darn my youthful insolence. I meant Socket A, yes.

    Sorry! :geek:
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    I've used the MSI K7N420 Pro with success:

    http://www.msi.com.tw/products/mainb...?model=MS-6373

    Abit also makes a couple (NV7-133R and NV7M), but I can't say I'm a fan of them (Abit that is):

    http://www.abit.com.tw/abitweb/webjs...h/products.jsp

    The nVidia blurb will tell you it has a Geforce2 core, the performance is on a par with a Geforce2 MX
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    Haven't like Abit much in the past, but the NV7-133R kicks ass!

    Asus also has some NForce boards out.

    The only thing about Nforce boards are that you really don't buy them for overclocking, espcially (and ironically) the Abit.

    Both Asus and MSI are good too. The one thing that you may be intrested in is that the NV7-133R is the only NForce board featuring ATA RAID (ATA133 specifically).

    It's not the fastest thing available, but it's still very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragman
    I've used the MSI K7N420 Pro with success
    I may be getting one of these bards for free shortly. I'm wanting to know if you can disable the onboard video and sound?

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    You disable the video (AGP slot provided) but why would ya want to disable the the sound though as it's at least as good as a SB Live. :smokin:
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    Right, I wanted to disable the video because my video card has a little more power. I've also been reading reviews, and when the onboard video and sound were used, performance went down. I may try the sound though.

    Later

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    Of course the performance will go down using the on-board video.
    The on-board video is basically a GeForce 2 MX. I've been hearing about some issue using the 2nd DIMM slot on that board--but it's apparently fixed with a BIOS update.

    The sound is really nice, however, I hope nVidia adds an equalizer and some bass and treble controls.

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    I read up on the board. The 2nd DIMM thing is, if you put a stick of memory in either DIMM 1 or 2 or both and DIMM 3, It will be running "twinbank". Supposedly if you don't do it this way, the memory performance is lower.

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