View Full Version : Oh crap, guys, I definitely don't know enough about this mobo...

01-20-04, 09:06 PM
Recently I added a "new" mobo to my lineup, an A7N8X Deluxe, ver. 1.02 (early, I know)...

I'm happy as a pig in poop now that I have 2 good nforce2 mobo's (the other is the 8RDA+ in my sig), but there's a few things I'd like to understand better berfore I go marching into amdforums' asus section like an idiot :p ...

The Silicon Image 3112 chip... that does SATA, but does it also do RAID?

Why the dual LAN? I'm no networking guru (I have a simple broadband connection, a netgear gateway/firewall with NAT and port forwarding and a netgear compact 5 port switch), but I don't understand what the need would be for dual LAN... heh, actually I kinda wish my 8RDA+ had it, as I have to use a nic card... I CAN'T get the onboard to work...

Is the 1.02 a flaky rev, or problematic?

Thanks in advance peeps... :)

The Baron
01-20-04, 09:41 PM
3112 does SATA RAID. Same controller as my NF7-S 2.0.

Dual LAN is useful when you have an Ethernet network and a cable modem and are way too lazy to use a switch or something.

01-20-04, 09:43 PM
The asus site says nothing about ver. 1.02, or any support for it... hmmm...


01-20-04, 09:49 PM
This is an OLD southbridge rev, right?


01-20-04, 10:25 PM
Is the MCP2-H just an MCP-T with a built in 3com controller? That's the impression I'm getting at this point from the reviews I've read ths far...

The Baron
01-20-04, 10:55 PM