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MSI K8N Diamond Plus Motherboard better than Asus A8N32-SLI

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A diamond may be a girl's best friend, but if she's a PC enthusiast, a K8N Diamond Plus is a sure fire way to show your love, and we love it too! All the features are there, including various RAID options, dual GbE LAN, six SATA II ports, up to 10 USB 2.0 ports and 3 firewire ports, dual x16 PCI-E support for graphic chores, and all topped off with an onboard Audigy SE sound solution. From a performance standpoint, the MSI edges out the esteemed Asus A8N32-SLI, and does so almost completely across the board. The same holds true for overclocking potential, and our 302HT limit, while not quite as high as enthusiast level DFI motherboards, should be enough to satisify all but the most die hard overclockers. Rounded out with generous voltage options and an easy to reset CMOS, enthusiasts should feel pampered.
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yeah right now i'm having a hell of a lot of trouble gettin my as8n32 sli delux to actually work!! I might be going back to the store and trading in for that one! is it better have more features or anything of that nature??
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yeah right now i'm having a hell of a lot of trouble gettin my as8n32 sli delux to actually work!! I might be going back to the store and trading in for that one! is it better have more features or anything of that nature??
Yes,just check out the bios section. it has more feature than asus and comes w/ Audigy SE sound solution.
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To raise that number higher, as most enthusiast overclockers will find themselves doing, the 'Adjust Extra CPU Voltage' option allows up to an additional 0.75V. Combined, that's a ceiling of 2.1V. At that territory, exotic cooling is not just recommended, but we'd say it's required.

For the RAM, the options top out a 3.2V. Taking a page from DFI, a jumper setting on the motherboard increases that limit to 4.1V. We feel this warrants the generic warning: Kids, don't try this at home
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WOW, some stiff competition!
    
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I asked around about this board and here's what they said....
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ive used 3 different MSI Diamond Pluses...the first i keeld with a bad PSU..but before i did that, i was completely impressed with its overclockablity, totally stable when overclocked above 270...up to 300 was my best....i now have 2 of them, one running a 4000+ @ 10x295 and this one running my X2 4400+ @ 11X250..... MSI has come a long way this past year...after being a ASUS fan for the last couple years with a DFI or 2 thrown in here and there....id have to say im very satisfied with this board.....
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even i never own MSI board before, but i can pretty sure A8N32 SLI really isn't that good. i think it is just a OKAY borad, not that great. except it looks good.
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I spent two days with flashing bios and over all problems with the ASUS board, I mean don't get my wrong it's a great board but it needs some work.

That being said i took My MSI K8N Diamond + mounted the water cooling put it together and had it up in running in 2 hours!

I had it updated and overclocked 30 minutes later!

I'm really likeing this board, but only time will tell
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Originally Posted by charliemack
I spent two days with flashing bios and over all problems with the ASUS board, I mean don't get my wrong it's a great board but it needs some work.

That being said i took My MSI K8N Diamond + mounted the water cooling put it together and had it up in running in 2 hours!

I had it updated and overclocked 30 minutes later!

I'm really likeing this board, but only time will tell
I'm currently running 5 MSI boards and haven't had a problem with any of them. I also usually use MSI motherboards in computers I build for others. I'm sure I've used 50 over the past 3 years. Great company IMO!
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I got the Msi K8N Diamond board and it's way to overpriced.
1. Booted up by itself, took people some week to figure out what the problem was.
2. Requires some standard that most psu's doesn't got these days.

thus sccr, korke has had problems with his msi mobo.
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2. Requires some standard that most psu's doesn't got these days.
Are you referring to a 24 pin power supply?
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