At the sytem was stable enough to play Halo or run 3dMark01 but it did not run Prime95 so we back it down to , just to be safe. Thats the reason it’s not released. In general the Asus motherboard did quite well, certainly enough for you to realize why so many enthusiast opted to go with Springdale motherboards as opposed to their more expensive Canterwood counterparts. Monday, January 22, 6: While these are no doubt the wave of the future they have yet to substantially beat out the performance of Northwood-based computers dollar-for-dollar. I have done a bit of searching for this but have had no luck nothing specific to my Motherboard.

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The variations between each are generally very slight- normally changes in the northbridge, soutbridge, or included accessories, etc. This is about what the findings have been p4p80se our experience with skt motherboards, though there is usually a surprise to two when the Springdale beats the Canterwood.

This is a nice feature and prevent the board from possibly slipping out or being accidentally removed. After the physical installation it came time to run the computer. The computer used BIOS v This means prices are falling even though the performance of socket hardware is still very close to that of other platforms.

Wednesday, December 27, This can be osund without leaving the comfort of Windows. More than anything else the socket lacks future potential, but if you are buying a hardware right now, or even within the next few months that does not really matter.



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This is not exactly a new or innovative feature but it worked well and was easily to navigate. Once you are used to the BIOS it is not bad to work with, but it takes some time, especially if you are used to a more standard layout.

For this reason we gave skt one more try when we chose to build our most recent test computer. This technology brings with it a number soubd features that are meant to make the board easier to use, especially for first-time overclockers and people new to the computer enthusiast scene.

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I am not sure what other motherboards that use the same drivers. After this point we slackened the memory timings from to 2.

The 12v power connector was located in a somewhat strange spot, below and to the left of the processor but this was not a problem, though aesthetically it is not the best spot. It is layed out in a confusing way and some of the most important features are either tucked away or made to be less accessible than normal.

Here is the motherboard, boxed, as we received it. In this range we ran the CPU at stock voltage, and the memory at 1. With its Prescott compatibilities this board can run any skt processor, many of which can compete with the other, more exciting processors out there.


There are also two connectors for the IDE drives and one for a floppy drive. You can see that the board has built in Gigabyte Lan, integrated six-channel audio, four available USB2.

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While these are no doubt the wave of the future they have yet to substantially beat out the performance of Northwood-based computers dollar-for-dollar. Monday, January 22, 6: The last part of our testing was overclocking the system.

At first I could select quadraphonic or 5. First the FSB speed at stock was Remove From My Forums. They are nicely situated about two inches below the memory. Windows Vista Hardware https: Under normal circumstances we found this MB to be very easy to work with, stable, and quite speedy, especially in booting up and shutting down.

The socket is placed along the top of the board which is usually good for clearance when using a larger heatsinks.

It can do so from a file you have downloaded or straight from an Asus FTP.