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Hmmm, thank you that does help. What would you recommend for around 200 plus or minus? I was also looking at a 9800gtx+
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Hmmm, thank you that does help. What would you recommend for around 200 plus or minus? I was also looking at a 9800gtx+
what are you trying to do with them and what's wrong with the 8600GT SLI set up that you are using right now?

the GTX260 is a good card but you can get better of course. It all depends on what you are going to do with it. the more ram you get on the card the bigger a resolution you will be able to run in your games etc. So keep video card ram size in mind when you do decide what you are going to purchase. One place to try is www.craigslist.com you can some times come accross a good deal from some one who just wants to get rid of the card locally and does not want to deal with shipping and ebay charges... these video cards these days are pretty tough so unless the preveouse user put it through hell and let it sit in the rain for a few months then they should be good. xfx cards have a double lifetime warranty so the second owner can get the warranty transfered into their name. good luck
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That's good info in the previous post. I am wondering some of the same things. (See my sig.) I bought a 9800 GTX+ and it rips pretty good. I'd hate to waste money on a card of which my mobo can't take full advantage, due to its PCI-E v1.0 limitation. I doubt that my card saturates the bandwidth of the occupied lanes of the PCIe bus on this mobo, but I can't be sure.

9800 GTX+ is a better purchase at this point in time, but you get most bang for buck if you buy the "middle" card from the previous series. Example: right now with the GeForce 200 series being the current top level, a 9600 or so would be the best deal. I bought this one from Newegg.
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That's good info in the previous post. I am wondering some of the same things. (See my sig.) I bought a 9800 GTX+ and it rips pretty good. I'd hate to waste money on a card of which my mobo can't take full advantage, due to its PCI-E v1.0 limitation. I doubt that my card saturates the bandwidth of the occupied lanes of the PCIe bus on this mobo, but I can't be sure.

9800 GTX+ is a better purchase at this point in time, but you get most bang for buck if you buy the "middle" card from the previous series. Example: right now with the GeForce 200 series being the current top level, a 9600 or so would be the best deal. I bought this one from Newegg.
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Good point. I also discovered (or realized) another option on this motherboard:
There is a spot in the BIOS that says "PEG Link". Apparently, it provides more bandwidth to the PCEe 16x slot... it seems to give a boost to my 9800 GTX+.

Options are (iirc):
disabled, auto, normal, fast, faster
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whoops double post... sorry

Meh, I guess it's just a cheezy way to OC the gfx card. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEG_Link_Mode
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whoops double post... sorry

Meh, I guess it's just a cheezy way to OC the gfx card. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEG_Link_Mode
Any info on how it works with sli enabled???
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Any info on how it works with sli enabled???
All I know is that it's the same method of performance boost. I have no results to post, or anything like that. The only SLI setup I did was with two GeForce 7600 GT's, and that's quite a "far cry" from where we are today, graphically speaking. ;-P

Does anyone here know of the highest-level graphics card anyone has tried in this mobo? I would really like to compare specs and benchmarks.

If you haven't already, subscribe to this thread, guys!
Also, see the ASUS page for our mobo: http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?mo...=3&l2=101&l3=0
Edited by Slink - 2/8/09 at 5:30pm
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Folks, anyone tested the Phenom II with this excellent mobo , the M2N32-SLI? Or at least Phenom I tripple cores? I've read some reviews on the new Phenoms and I'm quite impressed by the x4 810/910 and x3 720BE (price/performance rating, they're amazing). The x3 seems to fit my budget and is quite powerfull, but will it work on the M2, since this is an AM2 mobo and the CPU is AM3 (well, AM2+ backwards compatible, but still)...?

I'd appreciate some advice whether to go with a tripple or a regular quad-core CPU and what model?
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Folks, anyone tested the Phenom II with this excellent mobo , the M2N32-SLI? Or at least Phenom I tripple cores? I've read some reviews on the new Phenoms and I'm quite impressed by the x4 810/910 and x3 720BE (price/performance rating, they're amazing). The x3 seems to fit my budget and is quite powerfull, but will it work on the M2, since this is an AM2 mobo and the CPU is AM3 (well, AM2+ backwards compatible, but still)...?

I'd appreciate some advice whether to go with a tripple or a regular quad-core CPU and what model?
AtiViVo welcome to OCN, and you struck a nerve with every owner of this mobo as that seems to be the toppic for discussion these day. will it run PHENOM II 940 or other flavors of the Phenom. Asus has compiled a list of known cpu's that these boards are known to support. I have not heard of any PH II making it into one of these boards successfully just yet. So don't hold your breath but say a prayer in the hopes that this board will support the cpu you wish to have.

your board would significantly run those cpu's with a handicap. The ddr800 board and a ddr1066+ cpu is not good practice. However I don't have any real evidence or knowledge to say one way or the other yes or no for sure. Hope this helps.

See you around.

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