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Originally Posted by CrazyMonkey View Post

Nice rigs u got there... wink.gif
Answering your questions:
i - As someone said before, BIOS has nothing to do with the SO, the only thing that can carry some problems with the software is the hardware itself, so as you can see bellow, the 1st rig has no drivers support from ASUS as u can see here: (http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_Socket_939/A8R32MVP_Deluxe/#download) as far as the second rig, MSI has Windows Seven (x86 and x64) support on their site (http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8N-Diamond-Plus.html#/?div=Driver&os=Win7%2064). For the 1st rig I dare to say that you might try to install windows 7 and find the drivers by yourself, if you can't change the CPU's to get more juice on the MSI for the Windows 7
ii - PCIE3 grafics works fine on PCIE 16x... I have a DFI NF4 ULTRA D and it runs fine with a GTX670, but it insane to use it for 24/7 cuz u gonna get huge bottleneck. With those rigs the best you can get to get all the juice of it's a GTX260 or a GTX275, even though it will bootleneck...
iii - For SLI try some 8800GTS 512MB (G92) for Crossfire Try one HD4870 1gb in substitution of your Sapphire 512MB to get 2GB!
I hope that i can help with your doubts...
Cheers!

thanks a lot bro
asus should have supported the s939 motherboard
haha

im still in love with those rigs
they can still perform daily tasks and multitask too (even the fx-53 isnt too shabby)

thank u for the GPU Suggestions
i'll try and suit the first rig with perhaps 2x 4870X2 hahaha
as for the SLI, yeah maybe 8800GTS or GTX
smile.gif
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As someone said before, BIOS has nothing to do with the SO, the only thing that can carry some problems with the software is the hardware itself, so as you can see bellow, the 1st rig has no drivers support from ASUS as u can see here: (http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_Socket_939/A8R32MVP_Deluxe/#download)
99% of the time the Vista 64 drivers will work on W7. Give it a shot. wink.gif
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You know guys my only gripe is not ever having a A8N32 to play with. Although I gotta admit I sure love my M2N32's enough to know that the A8N32 was a solid board. Seriously though the DFI NF4's were the 939 boards to have thumb.gif
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You're in luck. smile.gif
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You know guys my only gripe is not ever having a A8N32 to play with. Although I gotta admit I sure love my M2N32's enough to know that the A8N32 was a solid board. Seriously though the DFI NF4's were the 939 boards to have thumb.gif

Have one of those and it's a good one. I used to have two but made a deal sometime ago and now I only have the one that's left. The DFI's are really the best for OC'ing overall but the A8N32's seem just as capable of holding their own in 3D benching, esp SLI'ed - That's probrably the one area they can actually beat the DFI's but I've never done a head-to-head comparison to know for sure.
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Yeah I know. I had one for a minute I got on Ebay but it was as dud thus I had to send it back frown.gif I stopped seaching shortly after. I know I can get this Opty 180 humming in one of my boards one of these days. It just seems like so much work any more to do it for so little bennefit redface.gif
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The DFI's are really the best for OC'ing overall but the A8N32's seem just as capable of holding their own in 3D benching, esp SLI'ed - That's probrably the one area they can actually beat the DFI's but I've never done a head-to-head comparison to know for sure.
I had both. Sold the Asus board. That should tell you which was the better board.wink.gif
You already know I don't usually get rid of anything.
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I had both. Sold the Asus board. That should tell you which was the better board.wink.gif
You already know I don't usually get rid of anything.

Yes it does tell me. thumb.gif
I'd never tried them vs each other to know but I'll go with that of course. Nowadays with good 939 boards not as easy to come by, I'll keep what I've got, DFI's and all if it still works.
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Yes DFI's are built like a tank. Like Kryton said ASUS may of had better SLI performance and I wonder if the ASUS ever had any issues reading and using RAM like the DFI boards do?
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i did fix some dfi nforce 4 (sli and non-sli) board by bios update to work on dual-channel mode.
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