View Full Version : Best AMD 754 Board?

09-07-04, 05:50 PM
Whats the best AMD 754 Chip Set? It seems that alot of the new 939 boards are having issues. So what 754 boards are good with no issues?

09-07-04, 07:10 PM
Sazar seems to like his board. I think he has a MSI K8T-Neo.

09-07-04, 07:31 PM
yah I like the board but its only coz I have had no problems with it... compared to some of the 939 boards I have seen :cool:

if you are in the market for a sckt 754 board something like what juice or rage has going will suffice I reckon..

an nf3-250gb board will be fine for you I reckon... allows for oc'ing and the like...

wrt the sckt 939 problems.. if you wait for newer revisions of the boards to come out perhaps they will have less issues and be a better option for you...

09-07-04, 08:26 PM
I like my Asrock K8S8X (SIS 755 chipset). It has a A64 3000+ at 2.45 gig with stock cooler.
It has a working PCI/AGP lock but only 1.60V max for Vcore (its realy 1.55 but it over volts .5V) and the Vdim set only at 2.65V but I got the mobo from newegg referb for only $29 but its a great mobo for $75.

09-07-04, 08:37 PM
EPoX makes good 754 motherboards...I've read many tech reviews that have gotten some nice overclocks

i have an EPoX 8kda3j and have not had any issues whatsoever...it cost me 99 bucks at newegg

09-07-04, 08:43 PM
Asus A8N

Nforce3 250 :D

09-07-04, 09:52 PM
Gigabyte K8NS Pro
MSI K8N Neo Platinum

Nforce3 250 = overclockable, stable, feature rich

09-07-04, 10:28 PM
I have no problems with the MSI K8T Neo. I got it when it first came out and it was very picky about ram. Now, with the 1.6 bios or above everything appears to be better. Still, if I were getting one now there is no doubt I would go with one of the NF3 250GB's.

09-08-04, 12:49 AM
ASUS K8N-E it's had a fair amount of BIOS updates so it shows it has strong support.

09-08-04, 01:21 AM
Epox 8KDA3+

09-08-04, 04:29 AM
Try to look at the DFI LANParty UL nF3-250Gb. It looks like an extremely good overclocker. Anandtech was able to overclock the memory to over 600 Mhz. It even beats out the P4 in that area.

09-09-04, 10:14 PM
ASUS K8N-E it's had a fair amount of BIOS updates so it shows it has strong support.

What he said...

I just installed a K8NE Deluxe and have had NO issues with it. Prior to that, I had tried a Gigabyte K8NS Pro and it was a flippin' nightmare...

09-10-04, 09:47 AM
Epox 8KDA3J, great motherboard. Only $95 now.


09-10-04, 10:15 AM
The only thing about the epox board is the agp slot is close to the ram slots so it can be a pain to get ram in and out with an agp card in there...other than that it's a solid and fast board

09-10-04, 05:18 PM
I use the MSI K8N Platinum Nforce 3 250Gb board.

Lot's of people claim it's unstable... and let me tell you why... Because they are trying to OC the hell out of it!

A lot of people run into a wall at about 230fsb with the board... which is a significant OC from 200fsb.
To prove my point, however, very few have had any trouble with this board at stock speed.

Plus, it's got tons of BIOS revisions, and awesome MSI forums that have tons of people willing to help. It's one of the oldest 250Gb boards, and it gets my vote.

From the reviews I've read, it consistently beats out the OC ability of most other 250Gb boards... even the asus.

09-10-04, 05:37 PM
I got the MSI-K8N Platinum board and I couldn't be happier. I used to have an issue with the temp, but I down;oaded the latest bios, and now that's a thing in the past.

09-10-04, 05:51 PM
I just saw a deal for a K8 Neo-FSR and A64 3000+ (retail) for $229. I may not be able to pass that one up, even if it is Fry's.