DASP is also unchanged and aims to feed the processor with as much relevant data as possible to keep the front end of the pipeline busy and the CPU working to its full potential. Unlike the other motherboards in this review, there is no southbridge cooler, but there is a passive heatsink on the northbridge. This is the biggest change from the older SPP bridge and comes about from the official support for MHz front side bus frequency MHz effective DDR bus frequency, 8-byte bus width. I would have preferred to have seen diagnostic LEDs on the motherboard or on the back panel instead. The SPP bridge gives us the following.

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nForce 2 Socket A Motherboard Round-up

Combined with a number of other factors including a mature DDR DRAM market with an availability of good modules, putting together a good Athlon XP box is easier than ever and performance has never been better. The bus link is also isynchronous meaning devices on either end are free to use the bus at will and the bus can guarantee bandwidth. The downside to this BIOS however is that you sometimes need to adjust one of the eight jumpers located on the motherboard, and some of them are in awkward locations.

Most motherboards enthusiast or otherwise include this as a matter of reliability and stability but Asus however chose not to include one. Unlike the other motherboards in this review, there is no southbridge cooler, but there is a passive heatsink on nfirce northbridge.

nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December 2002

There is no official Asus forum either, so third party forums, like our Asus forumare the best place to find help. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. I guess that good stuff comes with nForce3. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.


Asus A7N8X Deluxe nForce2-ST Socket A Motherboard Overview – CNET

Asus’s support information is clearly printed on the inside of the front cover of the owner’s manual and on the driver CD. Codenamed nForce2 Ultra it adds explicit, default chipset voltage, MHz running and The Asus website also carries warranty information in an obvious spot here making it easier for customers to access the support they need.

That period when yields on the processors are so good that the lower end models are remarked versions of the high clocking cores. The SPP bridge gives us the following.

Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. There is also POST Reporter that pronounces audible warnings or status information during your motherboard boot-up sequence. March 5, Home Reviews News Forums.

During this complex thought process sitting down in front of the TV with a barrel of coffee it occurred to me that the current generation Athlon XP platform processors and motherboards mainly is entering the golden stage of its career.

The only time it did slow down was when I stopped my Folding Home or when I turned on the air-conditioning. So if you have a videocard with a large cooler, you may end up losing the first PCI slot as a result see above image. Looking at the socket area, there are four mounting holes for waterblocks and heatsinks, but is hampered by a row of big nforcd.

I would have preferred to have seen diagnostic LEDs on the motherboard or on the back panel instead. Large video coolers will block the first PCI slot. I personally find this feature questionable since there are many situations dluxe you either don’t have speakers or work in a quiet environment. A 12V ATX power connector is conspicuously missing on the motherboard.


I don’t know about any other online hardware reviewer, but before a new article this one likes to have a good think about whatever it is he’s reviewing to get a good ‘angle’ on things and hopefully spit out a decent read after all the Homesite abuse has stopped. Using the nfforce wireless riser on the motherboard, your computer can connect to a wireless network or become a assu access point itself in Windows XP.

There is support for six USB 2. Asus has a long established reputation of being full-featured and reliable and the A7N8X-E Deluxe continues in that tradition. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. These jumpers blue could be blocked if a PCI card is installed.

The rear panel features a full set of stereo connections for complete 5. However once installed in a case, I found that the ATX cable blocks the removable 3. So given the above specifications which make it the most powerful, integrated and highest performing Athlon XP chipset on the market, what have ASUS done with it?

On to the south bridge. So before I move on to ASUS’ explicit ngorce, lets have a quick recap of the features the chipset brings to the table.