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ASUS A7N8X nForce2 Technology Review
Author : Wayne Date : 1st October 2002


They told me the board was early silicon so I sincerely hope the BIOS is equally juvenile. What's on offer is pretty much the basics and what's missing are things like core voltage adjustments, the ability to set the AGP mode, the ability to set the CPU multiplier and various other little niceties we've become used to like tweaking the FSB in 1MHz increments rather than simply having the option of 100MHz, 133MHz or 166MHz. You can still adjust in 1MHz increments but only in expert mode which I suppose kind of makes sense. Memory timings feature the usual level of flexibility but other than this and the ability to asynchronously set the AGP frequency there's not a lot here to get excited about. Even the health monitoring is limited to a basic six fields with no thermal safety net.






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