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to all Asrock 939 Dual SATA owners and maybe other asrock boards...

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by locutus12, 21 May 2006.

  1. locutus12

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    http://www.asrock.com/PRODUCT/AM2CPU Board.htm

    its available now if you need it :) not quite sure where from lol, but its out there. its nice to know i wont have to upgrade this board for a long time yet. sure its not the fastest but its not the slowest, its quite good at overclocking and its got little features like this to keep me happy in the comming months.
     
  2. pengellyd

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    And there's a review of it over on OCWorkbench, here.

    It doesn't perform too badly, but is constrained by its voltage options. (The same cpu can do 2.95GHz on an ASUS motherboard)
     
  3. lee87

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    If it's cheap I might get one, though i'm not sure if my heatsink would fit on it. It looks like only small hsf's will fit.

    Would AGP cards still work on this board with AM2?
     
  4. MeatLoaf

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    Its a nice idea, but couldnt they have made a module that slotted into the existing cpu soclet kinda like the old pentium overdrives?
     
  5. Stellios

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    How well will this support a heatsink :/
     
  6. quadboi

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    Good question, I think the Ninja will fit perfectly :p
     
  7. Mikey1280

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    It looks very high as well in comparison to the graphics card that they had at the OCworkbench review, might not fit in some of the smaller cases
     
  8. Nix

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    That's alot of weight being put on that card. Is there anyway to support the chip from bending etc?

    EDIT:

    The scoring is quite impressive, it's pretty much on par with the other board on everything. The CPU board would have to cheaper than buying another high-end motherboard for users to be interested though.
     
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  9. Mikey1280

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    From the pictures it looks like the end of the card screws into pci slot thingy, but nothing appears to support the other end.
     
  10. [email protected]

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    Theres a couple of links on that review at the top that seem to suggest around $80...

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  11. easyrider

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    why not just get a am2 mobo?
     
  12. Stellios

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    Ive just had a brain overheat. Do these chips not use a similar heatsink to the X1800s etc? Like a blower style, therefore supporting a HS wouldnt be a problem.

    Because if this works with AM2 why buy a new board? Unless the expension is expensive.
     
  13. Nix

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    The way the heatsink is placed on that, wouldn't that be sending a lot of heat the graphic's cards way?
     
  14. lee87

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    It might be the only AM2 board that you can use AGP cards on.
    It will probably be cheaper than buying a new board.
     
  15. Randell

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    Best of all is the support for DDR2 I didn't realise the upgrade card would also have the memory support as well.

    What a great VFM board this is turning out to be :)
     
  16. errata

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    The board needs a complete infterface to the chipset on the board, not all are present at the CPU socket. This board works with s754 adn 939 as well!
     
  17. locutus12

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    well... its one in the eye for all the people who told me at the time that Asrock wouldnt bother making the upgrade board and that it was all a waste of money.