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I was shocked to find a Micro ATX mobo with SLI, which is what I'm looking for as I just don't wanna buy a new case. This is the first Micro ATX mobo I've seen ever, I haven't been able to find one on newegg.

Here it is

Any idea if it will take this CPU? Normaly I would know myself but this CPU is not technically a Core 2, its a Pentium, but I've been told the E2180 is not a Pentium D. I'm interested in it mainly for its OCing.

Anyway, no mobo seems to list the "Pentium Dual Core" under their compatibility listing. I'm quite the noob when it comes to rating a motherboards quality.

I also see that only one of the PCI-E slots is x16, the other is x1. Does this completely negate any of the pros of having SLI?
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Its not SLi, thats a typo.
    
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That's not an SLI board, just look at it, there's only one PCI-E x16 slot
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lol... woops.

Ok, well there are SLI boards out there for Micro ATX.

OK take this one and apply all my inquiries to it please. You guys are pros compared to me, I know very little of mobos.


agggh... no one makes mATX mobos anymore. thanks anyway fellas.
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lol... woops.

Ok, well there are SLI boards out there for Micro ATX.

OK take this one and apply all my inquiries to it please. You guys are pros compared to me, I know very little of mobos.


agggh... no one makes mATX mobos anymore. thanks anyway fellas.
That is a Socket 939 motherboard for the early Athlon X2's and the Athlon 64 line (K8). It is an AMD motherboard, and is no longer being produced. It was a very popular choice back in the 939 days, and remains the only mATX motherboard that is capable of supporting SLi.
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I don't suppose I'd have any luck squeezing an ATX mobo into an mATX case... I mean damn this thing isn't that small.
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agggh... no one makes mATX mobos anymore. thanks anyway fellas.
Not true They just don't make s939 motherboards anymore
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post #8 of 14
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Not true They just don't make s939 motherboards anymore
Well I hope your right, but I certainly can't find any mATX mobo's in stock or that even seem to be in production.

I'm looking for an mATX w/ SLI mobo that will take the E2180... Im googling like a madman and I don't see any...

What would a mobo say to clarify that it can take an E2180... what chip would it claim to be compatible with, considering the E2180 is not a Core 2 Duo and NOT a Pentium D. Thats all websites ever list as compatibility, Its as if the Pentium Dual Core does not exist.
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I don't suppose I'd have any luck squeezing an ATX mobo into an mATX case... I mean damn this thing isn't that small.
Not going to happen, sorry buddy. Small Form Factor cases are difficult enough to work in without dealing with SLi or full ATX boards. The smallest cases that fit full ATX boards are just a few inches longer than the mATX SFF cases.

Are you trying to take this rig to college, by chance? I migrated to SFF when I moved out here to go to school. Try the motherboard in my sig rig - it is G35 (based on P35 with integrated graphics) and it overclocks phenomenally well! It will support the E2180 for sure!
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You could always cut a big hole in your case so the motherboard can stick out. I mean, I'd just get a new case, but people have done weirder things. You could get a big plastic bubbly thing to put over it or something.
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