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Hello folks,


I've got an Asus A8N-SLI Premium mobo thats been sat in its box for nearly 2 years (bought it cheap from a work mate who only used it for a few months, so its pritty much good as new, and a shame to waste it), the board Rev says 1.02 so i was wondering if anyone knows exactly what AMD chips I can use with this mobo+Rev 1.02, I really dont want to flash this BIOS if I can avoid it :)

Advice on some good RAM would be helpfull as well, do I need EEC or Non EEC, I seem to remember these AMD mobos used a differant memory to the Intel 478's, or am I getting mixed up ?


ps - Can we start a Retro Section just for Intel 478 and AMD 939, yes were insane for hanging on to this old tech stuff, but hell its good fun, and a bit like owning an old classic car or motorbike, lol :rolleyes:



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One big thing, just flash the BIOS, you'll be better off in the end and I've had it's little brother here (the deluxe) and flashing it made on hell of a stability difference with all but the old 939 hardware. (from 250 to 300+ htt with my 3000+ venice)

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Any socket 939 CPU and and non-ECC standard DDR. Even the stock BIOS supports Opterons of all flavors and any of the single/dual core Athlon64s.


I literally just upgraded from mine this week. :P



I wouldn't call 3 year old hardware "retro" though. Retro is old AT stuff. :D

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i still have my FX-60 box sitting behind me...

with dual 7900GTX cards it will play Crysis at decent framerates.

the kids love gaming on it.


my Asus A8N-SLI Rig.


A8N-SLI Premium

ENERMAX Liberty 620W

FX-60 @2.8 24/7

Freezer 64 Pro


74GB Raptor

(2)150GB Raptors Raid0

(2)Seagate 320GB Raid0

(2)EVGA 512-P2-N570-AX Geforce 7900GTX SLI

Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro

Razer Copperhead

Razer Barracuda Headphones

XP ProX64

Philips 32" LCD HDTV


my "retro" rig is still running movies on my TV in the den... :lol:


Thermaltake Highest Xaser III Super Tower Case

ASUS PC 800E Deluxe MB

P4 3.2 Extreme CPU

4096 Corsair Black XMS ProSeries Ram

Thermaltake 680 Watt PS W0049 RUD

(2) 120 Gig SCSI Raid0 Arrays

595 Gig SCSI Raid0

Plextor PX-716A/Lite-On LTR-52327S

Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro 7.1

Creative Megaworks 650 THX

ASUS V9999 Ultra Deluxe 6800 Ultra

Philips 200P3 20" LCD Monitor

Win XP-Pro SP1

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