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It may be old news, but I thought some may not know about this mobo, seems pretty neat ... any takers?

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1829

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ECS blows...
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ECS can put together amazing things because there boards hardly work well anyway so it doesnt matter what they do.

Go to any frys electronics and in the return section there is allways a stack of ECS boards fresh from that day.

But it is a cool idea.
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Originally Posted by Maxima
It may be old news, but I thought some may not know about this mobo, seems pretty neat ... any takers?

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1829

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Nice find!

Very interesting. I am waiting for the day that AMD and Intel join forces. LOL! Highly doubtable but possible.
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there was an article abotu that in some big computer magazine
but what I cant figure out is: does it use both processors ar the same time?
or one or the other?
or two seperate PCs on one board
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no it uses one, but you can change it later...say you wanna upgrade to an a64 3200+ from a p4 530, you just pop the card in, stick the 939 processor in, and you then have a 939 system. I have a ecs board...they do what its designed to do..nothing more. The board doesn't overclock...or anything like that, but it runs great imo.
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Edge, thanks man! Intel and Amd join forces? lol probably if hell ever freezes over or if technology stops advancing. It's a death match!!

I haven't read the whole article yet, but it's not a dual board, you can't run both cpus simultaneously. It's got dual bios, I wonder if that works like dual boot .... hmmm would you need a dual boot, interesting..... I'm guessing you can have both chips and memory installed, and pick the platform thru bios.

Cool idea and all, but the AMD chip sits on the adapter card, so even the stock cooler is tooooooo large if you want any memory modules installed. OCing - kiss it bye bye, it's a neat idea but ...
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post #8 of 9
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Edge, thanks man! Intel and Amd join forces? lol probably if hell ever freezes over or if technology stops advancing. It's a death match!!

I haven't read the whole article yet, but it's not a dual board, you can't run both cpus simultaneously. It's got dual bios, I wonder if that works like dual boot .... hmmm would you need a dual boot, interesting..... I'm guessing you can have both chips and memory installed, and pick the platform thru bios.

Cool idea and all, but the AMD chip sits on the adapter card, so even the stock cooler is tooooooo large if you want any memory modules installed. OCing - kiss it bye bye, it's a neat idea but ...
Lol! I am surprised that they even talked and considered trading technology. You know, the SSE3 and 64-bit swap.
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post #9 of 9
well if more of those SIMA cards come out

the board might be a good "test my pieces" board, no need to have a bunch of computers build
no need to change MOBOs

just pop in a new sima card
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