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Zapablast05
02-23-08, 10:23 PM
I just ordered this motherboard for my Intel build. Seemed like a steal, so I just went ahead and ordered it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130159

It's a Nforce 7 chipset, so that makes it future proof and tri-SLi (which I probably won't do) ready. There were no reviews for this product, it seems like it's new because whenever I'd look at the NF7 boards, there was only 1 750i board which was the Asus one. Does anyone own the board I ordered?

methimpikehoses
02-23-08, 11:55 PM
That's a big heatsink on the NB. Good price for a tri-SLi board.

Zapablast05
02-24-08, 12:15 AM
It's even bigger on the MSI P35 and P35D3. I saw it in the MAXIMUM PC Oct. 07 issue. Do you know anything about the P7N? I read a review and it's just slightly faster than the Asus P5N

jcrox
02-24-08, 12:59 AM
can you even fit a video card in that top slot? It looks awfully close to NB cooler and I highly doubt you could use a memory cooler if you had a card in there.... looks to be more of a traditional 2 card SLI board with a 3rd slot for show.

Edit: and really Zapa.... you could have gotten this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329 for $199 after rebate, a MUCH better card than that 9600GT IMO

Zapablast05
02-24-08, 02:07 AM
The heatpipe from the NB cooler is low enough to the PCB to allow the card to fit, and there's plenty space between the first slot and the PCB. Here's a bigger image of the motherboard.
http://img.hexus.net/v2/news/msi/PlatinumB.JPG
Reviews on the 8800GT and 9600GT show that the cards are almost the same. I doubt I would have been able to notice a difference. Besides, me likes teh single slot cooling and finally having something not a lot of people have on the forum :p.

K007
02-24-08, 05:09 AM
Nice price.

Very cool design too might i add.

MicroZ28
02-24-08, 11:08 AM
Let me know when you get this and how it overclocks/performs.I have the Asus P5N-D and it is a gr8 board and overclocks gr8 but im having issues with the onboard LAN constantly losing internet connection.Not sure if it is Vista or if it is the High FSB doing it.I have tried many things to no avail.Seems to be a common problem for the Nvidia onboard lan connections to lose internet connections according to the searches on the net that i find.

Zapablast05
02-24-08, 01:33 PM
I'll be sure to do that. There will be other factors to the overclocking, such as RAM and CPU type. Here's the review I read. The put the MSI P7N up against P5N's and P35's.

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?id=2474&cid=6&pg=1

WeReWoLf
02-24-08, 08:21 PM
Not many Sata ports to contend with there though.

Zapablast05
02-24-08, 10:58 PM
Not many Sata ports to contend with there though.

Oh ****, there are only four on that board!! Damn it...I guess I'mma have to use 3 HDD's then..

Dazz
02-27-08, 10:34 PM
I think the ASUS board will offer better overclocking due to the huge coper heatsink and the ability to add a 60mm fan.

Zapablast05
02-27-08, 11:10 PM
I think the ASUS board will offer better overclocking due to the huge coper heatsink and the ability to add a 60mm fan.

On the P5N-T? It doesn't look like you can add a 60mm on any heatsink on the P5N-T. Besides, I have a nice 80mm fan that will blow over the heatsink on my P7N.

Dazz
02-29-08, 03:23 AM
Na i was referring to the P5N-D

bifelis
03-19-08, 07:02 PM
p7n sli platinum is not a tri-sli board, though. you can't use the third pci-e slot for sli. that it comes with only a single bridge and is dirt cheap should clue you in

Dazz
03-20-08, 08:12 AM
Tri SLi is lod on the MSI board by nVidia Display Drivers

troopertroop
04-18-08, 04:39 PM
On the P5N-T? It doesn't look like you can add a 60mm on any heatsink on the P5N-T. Besides, I have a nice 80mm fan that will blow over the heatsink on my P7N.

Heey guys, I am new here so hello to you all! i see you got a really nice oc of 3.6 GHz on the P7N Platinu t05!! I just purchased this board and still is looking for the settings to do some decent oc! Any chance you can pass your bios setup to me?? :D Will be really grateful!

Zapablast05
04-19-08, 02:49 AM
Heey guys, I am new here so hello to you all! i see you got a really nice oc of 3.6 GHz on the P7N Platinu t05!! I just purchased this board and still is looking for the settings to do some decent oc! Any chance you can pass your bios setup to me?? :D Will be really grateful!

May I be the first to welcome you to Nvnews!
I have BIOS version 2.0, so that will be a difference, but sure, I'll give you what I have. Just don't jump to it or you'll kill something :headexplode:.

troopertroop
04-19-08, 07:42 AM
May I be the first to welcome you to Nvnews!
I have BIOS version 2.0, so that will be a difference, but sure, I'll give you what I have. Just don't jump to it or you'll kill something :headexplode:.

Well I am really looking forward to it, thanks a million times :D Are you going to post it here?

Zapablast05
04-19-08, 12:51 PM
Yeah. 400MHz FSB x9, Unlinked memory at 800, CPU core at .2500, Memory voltage at 2.20, FSB Voltage at 1.5, NB Voltage at 1.51, SB Voltage at stock. Spread Spectrum Off, EIST (I think it's called EIST) off.

troopertroop
04-19-08, 04:43 PM
Yeah. 400MHz FSB x9, Unlinked memory at 800, CPU core at .2500, Memory voltage at 2.20, FSB Voltage at 1.5, NB Voltage at 1.51, SB Voltage at stock. Spread Spectrum Off, EIST (I think it's called EIST) off.

What version of the bios are you using? I tried this settings before already, wasn't stable for me at all! :(

mythy
04-19-08, 05:01 PM
4 phase on the CPU:eek2:

Good luck with that one I'll cross my fingers for you :p

troopertroop
04-19-08, 05:09 PM
4 phase on the CPU:eek2:

Good luck with that one I'll cross my fingers for you :p

Which phases?? :)

troopertroop
04-19-08, 05:27 PM
Well I am really looking forward to it, thanks a million times :D Are you going to post it here?

Well I am pretty new to OC'ing, does it really matters to the stability to do it in steps?? I have really good cooling and airflow of my case so temp is not an issue, even vcore on 1.5 (+0.2750) my load temp won't go pass 65 (coretemp + hwmonitor)! Also I have a fan blowing directly on to the NB + memory also one on the side blowing on the SB! Will it still "kill" anything if I keep the temps low??

Zapablast05
04-19-08, 07:32 PM
What version of the bios are you using? I tried this settings before already, wasn't stable for me at all! :(

v2.0

v1.0 will work though. Don't jump from stock settings to the OC settings, you'll kill something. Raise your FSB by increments of 25 and do stability test every...75.

What are your rig's specs anyways?


Well I am pretty new to OC'ing, does it really matters to the stability to do it in steps?? I have really good cooling and airflow of my case so temp is not an issue, even vcore on 1.5 (+0.2750) my load temp won't go pass 65 (coretemp + hwmonitor)! Also I have a fan blowing directly on to the NB + memory also one on the side blowing on the SB! Will it still "kill" anything if I keep the temps low??

As long as your CPU and FSB don't go over 1.6v.

troopertroop
04-20-08, 05:56 AM
Yeah. 400MHz FSB x9, Unlinked memory at 800, CPU core at .2500, Memory voltage at 2.20, FSB Voltage at 1.5, NB Voltage at 1.51, SB Voltage at stock. Spread Spectrum Off, EIST (I think it's called EIST) off.

Tried! Won't boot into windows. Tried same settings on 1510 fsb (3.4 GHz), booted into windows but bluescreened. So far only get to 3.2 stable with your settings. I have a pretty good setup, only weakpoint may be the memory

Q6600 C2Q G0-stepping
Tuniq Tower 120
1 x 2GB TakeMS PC6400 DDR2
P7N SLI Platinum
2 x NX8800GT OC 512MB
650w Cooler Master Extreme Power
Antec Spotcool blowing directly onto the NB + memory

Is the memory bottlenecking my oc? From stories I heard, should be able to get much better OC results!