Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 17 to 22 of 22

Thread: Which AMD Mobo? asus/abit

  1. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hull : England
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    aye it is, its the one from ebuyer, one of my CS team members is selling his, and a barton 2500 for 40

  2. #18
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    well, it's £80 new at eBuyer.

  3. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    52:35:52N - 2:08:57W
    Posts
    107
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    /chants Abit Abit Abit

    Seriously tho, i've had my NF7-S V2 for 4~5 months... not had a problem with it, rock stable and the onboard sound is awsome.

  4. #20
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    33
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I went with the abit one myself as i heard it had better overclocking abilities

    austin you mention possible poor performance form the onboard s-ata controller on the abit. is this documented or would i have been better off with a p-ata hdd instead?
    xp 2500+
    abit nf7-s 2.0
    powercolor radeon 9800 pro
    512mb corsair xms 3500 2-3-3-7-1T
    160Gb seagate s-ata
    Antec Trueblue 480W
    Antec Plusview 1000 AMG
    slk 947u with 92mm enermax fan
    4 case fans

  5. #21
    Junior Senior Member Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    1,516
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Overal, I think the abit board is superior but if you can get the asus one for £55 then I'd go for that option. The difference between them isn't worth 40%+, especially if you're not going to seriously overclock your system.

  6. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    House without a red door in Birmingham
    Posts
    1,595
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Originally posted by Dataisgod
    I went with the abit one myself as i heard it had better overclocking abilities

    austin you mention possible poor performance form the onboard s-ata controller on the abit. is this documented or would i have been better off with a p-ata hdd instead?
    Well there is a known corruption issue which requires an obscure BIOS setting to be set to 1ms (ideally), maybe that slows it down? All I know is my 120GB Maxtor SATA150 7200-8 doesn't seem any faster than my previous 7200-8 or 7200-2 and may be slower. In Sandra I get (IIRC) 20000 which if you check is in line with a 30GB ATA66 or something. I've defragged, scandisked, latest drivers from nVidia and Abit and latest mobo BIOS. I'm at a loss why I get such poor perf, maybe it's Sandra I don't know ... I just don't have time to do anything more intensive.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •