Asus A7N8X Review Comments

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  1. David

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    Tell us what you think.
     
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    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent review, and the boards made it onto my list of possible upgrade options. Cheers David
     
  3. choppy9er

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    That was one of the finest review presentations I have ever seen.You know just what the overclocker needs to see and the specs that are important.I hope to see alot more of these reviews for motherboards and graphics.This websight has become one of the best tech sites on the web in a very short time.I am proud to be a member,keep up the good work!!!Choppy
     
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    thanks choppy, nice thing to say :)
     
  5. digitalwanderer

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    Great job!

    That sounds like one sweet mobo, but I've always been partial to Asus. :)


    Great review, very thorough and easy to understand.


    ( You didn't have to give me a byline for a couple of graphs, but "Thank you, sir!". ;) )
     
  6. David

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    I wanted to say thankyou to Asus guys for helping me with some issues with cpu usage during HDD transfers. So far they have been great thier should be an update shortly on it.
     
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    Most of you know I've built a system recently using this same board. I was very impressed with it myself and am thinking about buying one to replace the board I have now. I too was surprised it didn't have raid like the slightly cheaper A7V8X has. However, what it lacks it sure does make up for in bios settings.

    It has a 1/6 divider unlike the KT400's 1/5.

    In laymen's terms if you want to run 400MHz DDR (w/ a 333MHz Athlon) in the KT400 it will only run at 333MHz. You actually have to overclock your PCI bus to 40MHz to achieve this. Now with this board you just setup what you have and it just simply runs.
     
  8. peroni

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    What are you saying this board does not allow you to lock the PCI/AGP bus to 33/66 Mhz?
    Please tell me I'm wrong.
     
  9. Faust

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    While I found the review thorough and informative, I was astonished that staff would format and publish an article containing over 2.5 megabytes of graphics on a solitary page.

    My browser choked on the images on this page 1/4 through loading. At that point I was forced to scroll up from the bottom, manually refreshing dang near every picture on the page. It took me over 15 minutes to load the entire article!

    Shoddy work. Sorry, but it's quite simply shoddy, lazy work.

    If this is the standard on this website I'm not likely to read through any more reviews for fear of having my modem ambushed for no good reason.

    I've got better things to do!
     
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    Nice work, clean and concise, exactly what we wanted to read.
     
  11. HardwareHeaven

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    actually you make some good points. I keep forgetting the guys on dial up. next time ill break the review up into pages. I wanted to go with high res images as many reviews use quite low quality images.

    the page was done in one night (after working a 10 hour day), so yes perhaps it was rushed. I certainly wouldnt say im lazy though.

    im sorry my design seems to have detracted from davids excellent work on the review though. something ill sort for the next one. apologies.
     
  12. Necrosis

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    Exactly..that is what I'm saying.
     
  13. Zarathustra

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    Great review David! In-depth with tons of pictures, just what the doctor ordered :)
     
  14. HardwareHeaven

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    actually guys I did a quick alteration to the layout and broke it up onto 3 pages for those on dial up.

    I hope this helps everyone, and sorry again if this caused problems for those on dial up.

    ill set up a nicer template for the page switching for the next article, perhaps in java. for the moment, the quick page links will be suffice.
     
  15. peroni

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    I wonder if it's a Nforce2 thing then.
    Most i845 boards (even cheaper brands than Asus) have the possibility of locking the agp/pci clock.
    It's a very handy feature.
    In fact I think the thing I'll be looking forward is a way to set the memory clock independently from the cpu.
    Or is there already a board that allows that?
     
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    Opps..I thought you was talking about the A7V8X. I was referring to that board and why the A7N8X is better for 333MHz FSB processors.

    Sorry.
     
  17. David

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    Update : So far I we are working very hard with Asus on recreating the problem i am having with cpu usage during hdd transfers. They are a wonderful company and have been very helpful. Hopefully all issues will be resolved soon
     
  18. Faust

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    THANK YOU!

    I appreciate the effort immensely. I also conceded to having been a bit harsh by calling you lazy. Honestly, we all have busy lives and sometimes it's difficult to squeeze in the last yard. My apologies for rudeness.
     
  19. niemic

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    Thanks for the information, I am looking to buy that this board :)
     
  20. ChaosOnFIre

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    Very nice review. Excellent Board. Now I just need some $$$ to buy one.
     

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