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bugmage
11-12-05, 10:30 AM
im looking at the newegg choices on there amd im pretty sure im going to get the asus with 650 onboard, and right now i run a 6600 gt, so that shoud be a nice combo with my lcd projecor and all

what do you guys think its the cmv and there no reviews on it
ASUS A8N-VM CSM Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCompare.asp?CompareItemList=N82E16813138264 ,N82E16813131571,N82E16813186066,N82E16813128315,N 82E16813131570&SubCategory=22


and just to verify sata 1 works in sata 2

oh and i know the 6150 uses liek 30% cpu someone said, but im getting a x2 3800 so that should be fine

swatX
11-12-05, 04:40 PM
just so you know Asus max OC is 240FSB other than that its a pretty nice motherboard. i wouls suggest you to wait for another month or so and see what other manufacturers come up with . expecially DFI.

bugmage
11-13-05, 11:25 AM
hmm lol i dont know what other features they could add 2 these things lol, also with nfoce you can change any OC setting from windows, which is nice because then you can run it in diagnostic mode and you wont have to keep resetting the cmos on a crash

Dazz
11-13-05, 01:33 PM
I don't think DFi will bring out an overclockable C51 board due to it being cheap and cheerful. Aka all intergrated.

bugmage
11-13-05, 01:41 PM
i dont think i would ever hit a fsb of 240 with a x2 set at 181, amd x2 3800, and someone said you can use pci xpress with onboard? can u?

tieros
11-14-05, 05:15 PM
I got my first (of many) ASUS A8N-VM CSM mobos last Friday, but didn't have time to test it until today.

Summarized review: Damn impressive!

I'm using it in a prototype of a portable workstation I'm designing, and it definitely exceeded my expectations.

Pros:

4 DIMM slots
100% passively cooled
DVI and VGA output
Dual core support
Integrated graphics (of course)


The only con I've bumped into so far is that it didn't like my SATA laptop drive, nor my SATA-adapted DVD in either of the SATA1 or SATA2 ports. Both devices are working fine in SATA3 and SATA4, though.

Even though I don't need them, I was REALLY impressed with the number of overclocking and tweaking options available in the BIOS.

I think this thing has incredible potential in home theatre applications, too.

Let me know if you have any specific questions, and I'll do my best to get you an answer.