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    Question Our MotherBoard Reliability!!!!!

    I was wondering what motherboards we all have had and how happy people have been with them. This is because there are sooooo many and picking one is not that easy all the time.

    Over the past few years the motherboard I have had are:

    Tyan Tiger - A good MB still going today.

    Gigabyte GA-K8NS-939 - replaced twice constant problems, so I replaced it with

    ASUS AV8 Deluxe - Very good, no problems, went SLI and got

    Asus A8N-SLi Premium - Great board, but never supported my FX60 fully and you could not connect more than 3 sata disks as it would hang. So I changed to a

    LanParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert S939 - DOA, so I went for a

    ABIT AN8-32X - Currently using this, and I really like it. I am changing to Intel with the QX6800 so went for a

    ABIT IN9 32-MAX - not currently working either DIMM voltage or broken, I now wish that I had gone for the ASUS Striker Extreme

    It would be good to see what MB you have been using and how good they have been.

    lxtwin

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    • Bluey's system
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    Supermicro ??? - Cant remember much about it, still got it boxed up in the workshop somewhere. Very reliable.

    Supermicro SBA - P3 board that I have reverted back to while waiting for RMA. Useless these days, but very reliable/stable board that is about 15 years old.

    Asus P4P800E DELUXE S478 - Died just after warrenty run out.

    Asus P5B PREMIUM S775 - Currently awaiting retesting as sent back with gfx card (asus) to find the problem I was having.
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    Well, I won't tempt fate too much, but I've had two Gigabyte boards, one for an Athlon 1.2Ghz, another for a Socket 939 rig, and they're alright, but my latest MSI board has just failed, so i'll probably go back to Gigabyte for a replacement.

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    I've got a Gigabyte motherboard from a few years ago, still going strong with a 1.2GHz motherboard.

    My Abit NF7-S is fine as well, except for the odd occasion when the sound breaks.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    Asus P5N32 Sli SE Deluxe - Had a couple of replacements - the NIC stopped working and the CPU fan socket on the m/b stopped working.

    replaced that motherboard with...

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    i currently have a asus k8n-E deluxe socket 754.
    the 10/100 NIC failed
    and a few months ago it kept beeping and at the time it was beeping the usb sockets failed to work.
    then i rebooted and it has worked fine since.
    except i have lots of usb reading errors in windows event viewer.
    i like the asus boards and am looking at them for my next pc but might go else where due to problems above.
    the older pc is a dell pc.
    had hardware and software problems with the dell never buy from them again.
    and my my first pc was a viglen.
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    Blimey, all these problems, what do you guys do with these mobos, to date I've had:

    Original Intel mobo for a Pentium CPU - no probs sold on after upgrade

    Aopen PII mobo - no probs sold on after upgrade

    Iwill KK266 Athlon mobo - some BIOS/driver issues as I was using SCSI drives at the time but eventually sorted and sold on after upgrade

    Abit IC7 - loads of probs with the onboard NIC, got it replaced with

    Asus P4P800E-Dlx - no probs sold on after upgrade

    Currently have a Gigabyte DS3P - and again I'm having no probs.

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    Abit NF7-S - Nice board, and handled unlocking my XP2400's FSB very neatly
    Abit KN8-SLI - OC'ed my Opteron 170 by 500MHz without a murmur, but seems to have a predilection for killing USB mice - weird or what? Anyway, it's been behaving itself fine.

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    Think this is better in HEXUS.hardstuff...moving..

    I have had loads of boards..Asus, Abit, Gigabyte, Albatron, DFI, MSI etc etc.

    there is one clear winner for me though, Intel.

    You just cannot beat thier boards for reliability and standardized WORKING features.

    You get what you pay for in my opinion with motherboards and i think Intel justify their price...
    Last edited by MD; 13-06-2007 at 05:20 PM.
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    ASRock 939 dual sata 2 - simply amazing board. Fast, stable, reliable, ultra flexible.. and cheap. Only downside is limited CPU over-voltage options, for extreme overclocks.

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    Just a few that spring to mind....

    ABit BX6 and BH6 : Amazing boards if the caps didn't pop! Ran my Celery 300A's @ 450+ like champs!

    Asus A8N-SLi : Never got on with it, kept hitting FSB walls that were inexplicably low and then recently died in after 2 months in my mothers PC!

    DFI LP 3200CFX - Hated it, flakey to the extreme. Always took days to get the thing stable after needing to change any BIOS setting

    ABit KN8 Ultra - Amazing board, huge FSB range on it. My brother is currently running an Opty 146 @ 2.8Ghz on it and it took me the whole of 5 mins to set that overclock up from a BIOS reset.

    Asus P5W64WS Pro - Nice board, does the job. Doesn't particularly like my RAM too much (only works with SPD settings) but what boards do like all RAM now-a-days?

    Asus P5W DH Deluxe - Favourite board to date, has done everything asked of it and has features I never expected. Bagged it damn cheap after a friend bought it from OcUK as clearance and then left it collecting dust for a couple of months.
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    In the last year;

    2 x DFI SLI-D - Multiple problems, DFI had these longer than I did.
    2 x DFI Ultra-D - Similar problems to the SLI-D, only these lasted slightly longer.
    ASRock 939 dual sata 2 - Excellent board, overclocked, alost as well as the DFI boards that I had, and only cost £37 delivered!
    Asus P5WDH - died within an afternoon.
    Gigagyte DS3 - Possibly THE worst board I've owned, died within a week, with the ever popular corrupted bios.
    MSI 975X Power-Up edition - Ironically, wouldnt power up.
    2 x P5B deluxe wifi - Excellent board, never had any problems with the two of these that I had.
    3 x Asus Commando - A close runner up to the worst board ever. High pitched whistling, ram killing, badly made pile of junk.
    Asus P5N32-E SLI - The board itself was well made, even the heatpipes fitted well, but it was let down by the horrible buggy 680i chipset.
    P5K Deluxe wifi - So far so good. Spectacular overclocking, pretty similar features to the P5B, only with the P35 chipset, very solid, especially for a new chipset.

    Theres more, but I cant remember them.
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    I've had loads of boards going back to X86 days, but I remember very few, and the names/numbers of those even less.

    Original ABIT NF7-S nothing but problems. Revision 2 OTOH was one of the best boards I had. Generally ABITs have been very solid.

    My first ASUS (10 or so years ago) was brilliant; expensive but worth every penny, as was the next. The A8NSLI-Deluxe, however, I had to send one board back (twice); had two chipset fans fail on the second (later revision), which has also never clocked as it should do.

    Had some MSI Platinum thingy that was very "highly strung" (i.e. seemed to be fussy about everything). My bro had two that were the same.

    What I've learnt is that even good reviews aren't much cop - you only find out how good a board is by reading forums some time after it came out.

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    Abit

    Abit - NF7
    Abit - NF7-S v2.0
    Abit NF-M2 nView

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    Asus

    Asus - A7N8X Deluxe (2)
    Asus - A7N266-VM
    Asus - A8N - SLI Deluxe

    ==

    Biostar

    Biostar - M6TWG
    Biostar TFORCE 550 (2)
    Biostar TFORCE 6100

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    DFI

    DFI - INFINITY NFII ULTRA
    DFI - LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D

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    Epox

    Epox - EP-9NPA+Ultra (2)
    EPoX - EP-9NPA+
    Epox - EP-9U1697 GLI

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    Foxconn

    Foxconn N570SM2AA

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    Gigabyte

    Gigabyte - GA-6BXE

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    MSI

    MSI - 694T Pro
    MSI - 848P Neo-V
    MSI - K7N2 Delta2-Platinum
    MSI - K8N Neo 4 v1.0
    MSI - K8N Neo 4 v3.0
    MSI - K8N-Neo 2 Platinum (2)
    MSI - K8T Neo-FISR2
    MSI P6N SLI-FI (2)


    The best, well pretty easy Abit - NF7-S v2.0, that and my barton 2500@2.5 did a power of work.


    I got my first Epox around the whole opteron hysteria and have been pretty much converted ever since, pity about them. Biostar with there T-Force series and budget prices are looking really good, shame that it is near impossible to buy them in the UK. Both the T-Force 550 were great boards. And a EVGA nForce 590 SLI on it's way. A good bang for buck oc board it what I am always looking for. Maybe some of the bigger etailers could start stocking the Biostar T-Force series, now that would be great

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    Abit BE6-II slot1+slotket 440BX chipset, ran a PIII 600e @ 800mhz, still running.

    Asus P3v4x slot1+slotket (PEVAX as some preferred) Via Apollo Pro 133A, still running a PIII 650e @ 866mhz.

    Epox 8k7a SktA AMD761 nb, Via686B sb. Runs an Athlon 1ghz with a crap stepping at 1066mhz, still running.

    Epox 8kha+ SktA Via Kt266a, still running an xp1600 palamino (Another crap stepping) @ 1.46ghz.

    ECS K7S6A SktA SiS745 chipset, still running a Duron 1ghz @ 1.2ghz.

    Asus A7V8X SktA Via KT400 chipset, ran an xp1700 tbred b @ 2ghz till i sold it.

    MSI K8N Neo2 platinum skt939 nforce3 ultra chipset, currently running an A64 winchester 3200+ 2ghz @ 2.4ghz.

    Asus K8N-E skt754 nforce3 250gb chipset, still running a Sempron64 2800+ at stock.

    Have a Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R sitting here, waiting for ram to arrive.

    Guess I got rather lucky with motherboards.

    Edit: Actually I had a duff with a Tyan board I believe, trying to upgrade a K6 233mhz Mesh PC with a K6-2 450mhz. Board was 'DOA' though I suspect it could have been my rookieness at the time. In fact it probably was, I was trying to run a 100mhz fsb cpu with no divider on the memory with pc66 ram.
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