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intercede007
05-02-03, 11:12 AM
OK so I'm getting a little frustrated here.

My EPoX 8KHA+, after years of trustworthy and crash-free service, has blown one capacitor and another looks like it's ready to go. So I need a new motherboard.

I really like the A7N8X Deluxe, but my problem is, how can I tell from the spec if its a revision 2.0 board? Newegg.com says that the board supports the 400MHZ FSB, but is that, in itself, proof that I will get the C1 core? I quote...

"Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon/XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe Retail
Supported: Socket A AMD Athlon/XP/Duron (support AMD XP3000 "Barton")
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 SPP, nForce2 MCP-T
FSB: 400/333/266MHz"


I'm not planning on buying a Barton today, In fact I'm just going to throw my trusty XP1900+ in there with my old PC2100 DDR too. This is sort of a last minute, don't want my CPU in the way when my 8KHA+ goes for good kind of deal if you couldn't already tell. But that definatly doesn't mean that I wouldn't like to have a Barton one day. So it's important that I make sure I get the PCB 2.0.

What kind of power supplies are the nForce boards asking for? I have a 425W now, that going to be enough?

Like I said, this is sort of emergency crunch buying, so I'm trying to settle my usually research happy nerves on this very impulse driven purchase. Any know problems with this board?

Thanks fellas.

Harnagel
05-02-03, 01:28 PM
Your PS should be ok. I'm not sure how to tell for sure if it's a rev2.0 or not but it seems like most the people I have heard from recently are getting rev2.0 from newegg.

volt
05-02-03, 02:10 PM
Only way you can tell is to look at the PCB which will say version 2.0. Don't bother emailing newegg as they won't tell you. I'm assuming it's 2.0 because they got rid of the 1.x's while the price was $135. Now it's back to $145. Maybe strange assumption...Anyway, I don't think you can run 400FSB Bartons with just upgrading the BIOS, that's why 2.0 came out. Also I dont think newegg specified before that it supports 400FSB, not until week or two ago.

The Baron
05-02-03, 02:35 PM
A. You can run 400FSB Bartons with the new BIOS.

B. The JuiceZ (who is also LooseZ) said that he got a NF7-S 2.0 recently from Newegg. So, I'd bet you'd get a 2.0. You could call them and ask though, I suppose.

volt
05-02-03, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by The Baron
A. You can run 400FSB Bartons with the new BIOS.

Asus?

The Baron
05-02-03, 06:13 PM
God damn, I'm an idiot.

As far as I know, there is no updated A7N8X bios that lets you run a 400Mhz Barton.

But, according to this thread over at nForcers HQ (http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13554), Newegg is shipping A7N8X Deluxe 2.0s.

volt
05-02-03, 06:18 PM
That's what I'm saying :) Asus didnt release an update. Abit did on the other hand.

john19055
05-03-03, 01:42 AM
I bought my A7N8X-Deluxe2.0 at www.dallasmemory.com about a month ago and it is a revision2,and I heard newegg was only shipping revision 2.

volt
05-03-03, 10:26 AM
No they were shipping the prior version.