View Full Version : Need nForce2 motherboard suggestions

08-06-04, 09:54 AM
I just bought a mobile 2500+, and my cheap board (MSI K7N2-V) doesn't recognize the multiplier correctly (and has no options to change it), so with the FSB at 200, it only runs at 1.2GHz, :retard: . So... I need a new motherboard. I want to stay with nForce2, and around $100 at most.

Seems a lot of people like the Abit NF7-S 2.0. I've read up a bit on it, and looks like it has multiplier/cpu voltage options, unlike my current board.

Any others I should take a look at?

08-06-04, 10:13 AM
Heh, my 8RDA+ 1.1!!! Allows 200x11 no problem, and with better ram i'm sure it'll do more!! Sorry to pimp my stuff, but this board and all my 8RDA+ 1.1's have been great...



08-07-04, 06:52 PM
My NF7-S 2.0 has been flawless for overclocking. I'm running my 2500+ and 3200+ speed.

08-07-04, 08:48 PM
I have a NF7-S 2.0 and an AN7 and the first is much better for overclocking.

xp2600@2.3 ghz on the nf7-s

xp2500@2.2 on the an7

the nf7-s can go higher but I like it as it is.

08-15-04, 05:39 PM
I don't have experience with any other nforce2 board, but the NF7-S is one damn fine mobo. Just look at sig..

08-15-04, 05:40 PM
Actually I can take this board even higher: 2425MHz (220x11) to give you an idea that there's even more headroom...

08-15-04, 06:30 PM
Be careful! There's now an NF7-S 2.0 and an NF7-S2. The one with the space between the S and the 2 is the one you want; the one without the space uses the MCP-RAID southbridge that doesn't make use of SoundStorm.

Personally, I've been pretty happy with the DFI Lanparty and Infinity series boards. The Lanparty Rev. B comes with a smorgasboard of cool extras, but is a little above your quoted price range. The Infinity series doesn't have the extras, but does have all the performance and overclockability. The lastest 6/19 BIOS also offers some headroom for the Mobility 2500+ CPUs to thrive.

08-15-04, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the help. I ended up getting the NF7-S 2.0 and pretty happy so far, it's definately much better than my old board. The highest I've tested was 2.4GHz, but it ran a bit too hot for my tastes. So right now I'm just running at 2.2Ghz, I'll probably try it out again once I get some better cooling/case airflow.