Will a Rev. 1.0 NF2 mobo run a mobile Athlon chip?

The Sauce

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I am just about to lay down my smack for a 2600-M and i have the original revision ASUS A7N8X-D.
 

AWhackWhiteBoy

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i wouldn't bother, my A7N8X-E deluxe hates the 400mhz FSB, its a crummy motherboard to begin with. yours doesn't even support 400mhz, mines just patched up to suppose the 400 so it doesn't work that great. i'm returning mine as soon as i get my DFI in...

i found it impossible to get 400fsb with my mobile
 

The Sauce

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I have had this mobo for a year now running at 200 fsb with a XP-1700 @ 2.2 GHz. I'm going to leave the mobo/FSB alone. Just getting a CPU upgrade to last me until the newer 64-bit stuff and NF-3 (250) comes out.
 

The Sauce

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Well if I can get 2.5-2.6 on the same or lower voltage it might hold me over another 6 months or so...and for <$100 that's a good investment in my book.
 

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I suggest you not to upgrade since socketA will phase out very soon.......
If might or might NOT get up to 2.5 with low voltage
Well if you have the extra bucks, go spend it
 

The Sauce

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OK OK...I'm an O/C addict! There, I admitted it. Are you all happy now? I really don't need the upgrade <SOB>. I just want a cheap proc to crank on until it catches fire, then put it out with a sledgehammer and post pics.
 

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Well if that's the case here's what you should buy.

1. Mobile Barton 2400+ from TheEgg
2. Abit NF7-S from TheEgg
3. l337 Cooling from TheEgg

Have fun! :)

-Por
 

AWhackWhiteBoy

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why do people buy that thing! the ATX connector blocks the rear case fans. its a horrible,horrible mobo design.

blocking airflow makes baby jesus cry....

http://www.crown-computer.net/images/big/abit_nf7-s_(v2.0)_nforce2_socketa.jpg
 

The Sauce

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Well I would upgrade my mobo but I don't think my ram will be very happy at >200 anyway...and I'm not buying new ram now. I am already cooled with an SLK-900A and a 92mm Panaflo so that's about maxed out for air. I think bang-for-buck wise I'd get the most from a cheap proc that o/c's like mad and will stay cool.

PS - I'm also gonna snag a Sonata...just can't resist those horizontally mounted drive bays. Great idea.
 

The Sauce

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Oh and for AWWB - sure that power connector is not in the ideal position for cooling but maybe you would consider the possibility that they were able to get cleaner power traces to critical components (and hence better overclockability) by placing it there. So it may be an ideal location from a engineering point of view. Also it doesn't look like it would be all that hard to just snake the power cable around a heatsink without blocking anything but a few lowly mobo items (resistors, caps, etc).
 

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i got a sonata, i find it cheaply made. i broke a few parts putting it together. there are a few other models that have the horizontal mount,i suggest looking at those :)
 

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Originally posted by: stat1c
Forgive me cause im not that bright, but why get the mobile version?

It overclocks higher w/ less voltage. Mine is running 2518MHz @ 1.76v :)
 

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The Sauce

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Also about the Sonata. I haven't worked with one persoanlly but at Newegg it got a perfect 5-star rating with 181 reviews.
 

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Originally posted by: John


The NF7-S is arguably the most feature-rich and stable nForce2 board available. If you carefully route the ATX cable it will not block your fans. :)

* High Resolution Picture * Check out the inside of my case for confirmation

there are plenty of other mobos that have more features,however, looking at your picture i guess your right. if you tuck it in somewhere its fine. and the benifits are no capacitors around the socket,which is great. it still might be a problem for me though since my rear fan is 120mm,much wider.
 

The Sauce

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Originally posted by: John
Originally posted by: stat1c
Forgive me cause im not that bright, but why get the mobile version?

It overclocks higher w/ less voltage. Mine is running 2518MHz @ 1.76v :)

And let's not forget - its multiplier unlocked.
 

John

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Originally posted by: Snatchface
Originally posted by: John
Originally posted by: stat1c
Forgive me cause im not that bright, but why get the mobile version?

It overclocks higher w/ less voltage. Mine is running 2518MHz @ 1.76v :)

And let's not forget - its multiplier unlocked.

Ahhh yes..... :beer::cool::beer:
 

The Sauce

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Hey, I'm confused about the Abit mobo. On newegg they have the NF7-S listed as the older NF2 revision and the AN7 as the new NF2 ULTRA 400 chipset. Aren't you guys talking about the AN7?

PS - Not that I'm thinking about buying it....cause I'm not.
 

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Originally posted by: Snatchface
Hey, I'm confused about the Abit mobo. On newegg they have the NF7-S listed as the older NF2 revision and the AN7 as the new NF2 ULTRA 400 chipset. Aren't you guys talking about the AN7?

PS - Not that I'm thinking about buying it....cause I'm not.

The NF7-S is the latest Ultra 400 and rev. 2. Model#: NF7-S V2

I just received mine and it's the latest and greatest.
 

The Sauce

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Oops...thanks John. Ignore my new thread on the subject. I wonder how come they are charging more for the AN7 then? And it seems to have better (read:newer) features such as additional 1394 ports.
 

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Originally posted by: Snatchface
Oops...thanks John. Ignore my new thread on the subject. I wonder how come they are charging more for the AN7 then? And it seems to have better (read:newer) features such as additional 1394 ports.
It is newer, but had some early issues, especially with its only new feature, uGuru. Plus why not stick with the tried and true performer?