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john19055
09-05-06, 11:51 AM
Should I get the Asus A8N32-SLI DEluxe or the Asus A8N-SLI Premium,I will be running two 7900GTX EGS and from the reviews I have seen the 2X 16x PCIe doe'nt really help ,It get beat most of the time by the A8N-SLI Premium even tho it's just 2x 8x PCIe ,and could someome tell me if the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe when useing four sticks of ram does it default to 333mhz and 2T like the A8N-SLI Premium does .

uOpt
09-05-06, 12:34 PM
From my experience and posting on other forums - neither.

All AMD64 socket 939 boards have to use 2T when using 4 sticks, with rumors saying teh DFI expert might not have to. AMD's spec says that you have to go 333 MHz. Whether you can successfully run at 400 MHz is a different matter depending on the board, but unfortunately I had to realize the A8N-* boards are least likely to do that.

If you use 4 sticks of RAM I highly recommend against using any board of the A8N-* series.

I use an A8N5X and a A8V-E SE with no problems with high-speed 4 GB, as does my SLI-DR. The DFI expert is probably the best board you can get to have the best chance to run 4 GB fast.

Riptide
09-05-06, 01:07 PM
I've never heard of a board that lets you use 1T command rate with 4 sticks of RAM. Link?

IMO the A8N series is good. You will do fine with the cheaper "vanilla" A8N. The A8N32 is nice but more expensive. Maybe not worth it if you just want something to do the job without the frills.

john19055
09-05-06, 01:22 PM
I just wanted to know if anyone has gained performance when useing a 2 x
16x PCIe motherboard when useing two 7900GTX's ,in the reviews I have seen it is not worth it .

Riptide
09-05-06, 01:26 PM
No it's not worth it for that. No way.