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Old 03-30-07, 11:49 PM   #13
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I've been running a8 boards for sometime now and the only problems I had were self inflicted. Good boards IMHO.
Agreed. There good.
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Old 03-31-07, 02:35 AM   #14
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I just dont trust asus anymore, my A8N32 has been troublesome...

- Once got a corrupt BIOS from adding an extra stick of RAM
- The flash utility is buggy.
- Got a no post for 2 days after not figuring out the problem, then i unplugged my LAN cable and it managed to reflash itself again.
- The PCI-E harness isnt very secure.
- The BIOS doesnt allocate IRQ's properly.
- The ill documented PEG-link caused stability problems. Of course nowhere does the manual tell you what it does.
- SPD is a buggy.
- APIC implementation doesnt follow the standards.
- The only board not fully compatible with nTune. You have to use Asus's crappy speed racer bubble utility.
- AI NOS is a joke.



The Asus web site is terrible, slow, and buggy.



However, my K8N Neo4 Plat SLI has been rock solid from day 1.
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Old 03-31-07, 07:03 AM   #15
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Well, it was only $89.00.
Due to my current budget, this was chosen over a jetway or a crossfire board (which was unavailable).

The only asus board I've had were a p5a-b, a7v8x-x (JUNK) and a a7n8x deluxe w/soundstorm, which I eventually killed with volt mods. They were ok, but the nf7-s 2.0 with soundstorm would have been killer for the time.

My DFI had mysterious bios issues, where it would decide to change at random which clock speed's it was going to allow me to use.

Even though many say that the 2 x16 slot bandwidth is unnessessary for today's card's, I was thinking bout keeping this board till fall or next year when card's might be able to use the extra bandwith and finally going sli then. I'm not a computer genius like many of you guy's on this site, but... from the review's I've read about the board. The benchmark's are all ready showing 2 x16 sli pulling ahead at high res anti aliasing. So I figure it's not going to be long before card's are released that really take advantage of it.
I chose against crossfire because I didn't like the way ATI was heading with their card voltage requirement's
(Competitor + corperate merge + rumor + huge card + High volts + similar performance = not a good sign).
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I noticed that with this board, it doesn't have the ASUS Speech Reporter for some reason. I didn't even see it as an option in the BIOS.

I ran into the same problem with my A8N32. I just RMA'd it and it is probably at Newegg right now. As for the proc, just to make sure it wasn't defective, I took it over to a friend's house and tried it there- worked fine.

I'd RMA that board. I'm betting you just got a defective unit, as did I.
Yep, boards dead. New cpu came and nothing happened.
I'm sending both the a8n32 and the lanparty ultra D back. Hopefully they'll upgrade the lanparty to an sli.
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Yep, boards dead. New cpu came and nothing happened.
I'm sending both the a8n32 and the lanparty ultra D back. Hopefully they'll upgrade the lanparty to an sli.
Well good luck Woodelf. I should have my replacement mobo by tomorrow or early next week at the latest. I'm hoping the new mobo works like a dream.
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Well good luck Woodelf. I should have my replacement mobo by tomorrow or early next week at the latest. I'm hoping the new mobo works like a dream.
Yea, newegg was pretty great about it, they offered to extend their open box RMA time limit of 15 days for me too. Saved me $24.00 from shipping.
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