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post #1 of 16
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After finding out they sent me a dead CMOS battery and having crappy stability, I'm sending back the board in my sig, and going with a different brand. Probably MSI or GIGABYTE.

with the gear I've got in mind what whill met me maximize and be stable OCing for audio production?

MSI K9A2 Platinum looks pretty good, as long as that round heat sink doesnt conflict with my big cooler.
Edited by OpticWaves - 5/27/08 at 8:06pm
post #2 of 16
How about DFI?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136044
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post #3 of 16
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The fins on that look pretty tall for a Zalman 9700.

This looks pretty good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128074
post #4 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
I need DDR2 1066 mom.
Edited by OpticWaves - 5/27/08 at 8:56pm
post #5 of 16
They have it worded strange on the man. site,check it out.Maybe it does.

http://us.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_prod...YPE=MB&SITE=US

Found these too.You have to read the VR-Zone one.

http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/DFI_...M2RS/5492.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/index.php?49400
Edited by jameskelsey - 5/27/08 at 9:16pm
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it does support 1066


"Supports DDR2 667 and DDR2 800DIMMs(Phenom supports 1066MHz)"
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post #7 of 16
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Good Reviews.

Between the MSI and The DFI, what are the pros and cons?
post #8 of 16
Looks like a coin flip.
The MSI has heat pipe but don't know how good it works,maybe research that.
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post #9 of 16
The 790 chip is only about 9W, so a regular passive heatsink is plenty to cool that thing. The heatpipes are just a gimmick and add unnecessary cost to the board. Out of all the current 790 boards the DFI seems to be the best "no frills" board. Cheaper than the other ones too. There is also an MSI 790X board that's less than $100.
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post #10 of 16
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Wow, good advice.

So the only diffreence between the 790X and 790FX is the heat pipe? I have lots of airflow.
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