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Poll Results: What Motherboard

 
  • 28% (2)
    DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR
  • 71% (5)
    ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Yet again i want another new mobo. Now what one? Ive narrowed it to two ones i like.
The ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568

Or

The DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136009

Im leaning towards the Asus because i want to let them work the bugs out of the Xpress 3200 chipset before i buy one, but i dunno.
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post #2 of 9
Between those two I would also go with the ASUS board. The Xpress is not yet a stable, valid platform from my research. I personally await Conroe

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post #3 of 9
go with the Asus Board
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
If conroe impresses me that much ill switch. For now i alwats have money to blow on upgrades so i want to try another mobo out, so far i have a MSI K8N Diamond Plus and a DFI Lanparty SLI-DR. I feel the same way as you about the Xpress 3200 but i still wanna try it, I also hear the Asus limits the Vcore or was that older boards?
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post #5 of 9
I don't remember what review said it (HardOCP I think), but they declared the A8N32 SLI the best overclocking board they had ever seen. I'd go with that.
post #6 of 9
Well to tide you over Until Conroe if you decide to get on e i would get the Asus Ive heard great things from not just the Company but that motherboard, also it seems the Stronger out of the 2 IMO. Where you say about the Asus Limiting the V-core i beleive they have fixed that issue now.
post #7 of 9
One of the reasons I moved from my A8N-SLi Premium was the vcore issue. There were other reasons but I did not like the low limit on the vcore. It could well still be there as I have read of others not reaching anything like 1.6V on their A8N32-SLi boards.
They have installed an "Overvolt" option however I have heard that when this option is enabled you must shut down your system and restart via the off/on switch as a restart from windows produces a "Warm Boot Error" and hang.

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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
i see i heard they fixed something with a bios update i dunno. Anyone here running the Asus with newest BIOS that can chime in on this ?
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post #9 of 9
Mine goes to 1.650 maybe 1.675. That should be plenty. The RAM voltage is to 3.2. Go with the A8N32. It has got to be the most stable board on the market voltage wise. Anandtech's review of the board.

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