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 Post subject: Micro-ATX Board for Socket 939 with Cool'nQuiet?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:45 am 
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Can't find anything on the recommended list.

Cool'nQuiet support is a must,
no northbridge fan as well.

Undervolting per bios would be nice and fan control via speedfan as well.

Does this dream board exist or should I go with an older 754er board?

If the DFI Lanparty UT NF3 was Micro-ATX, i'd go with it despite being the old socket 754 ...

Bye egghat.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:57 am 
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i think you're after the msi rs480m2, however keep in mind that there are no voltage controls in bios, so it's windows-only for that. from what i've read speedfan can control all the fan headers. tibors has been enjoying his from what i recall, just do a forum search for rs480m2 and you should see something encouraging.

i have a big checklist of features that i'm looking for in a microatx board, and the msi gets pretty close to passing every check. all it's missing for me is:

- overclocking abilities (this board has -none-)
- a pci-express 1x slot for future possibilities (it does have a 16x for video though)
- azalia 7.1 hd audio (it does have the usual 5.1 though)
- sata ii and ncq (it does support regular sata and sata raid)

it looks like my dream board could be the gigabyte k8a480m, however no one knows when it's coming out or whether it has any overclocking controls, which kinda sucks for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:05 am 
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yes yes, I've seen this one. I'm still hesitating, cause it had a rather bad review in German magazin c't (OK, it was a preview version) and the chipset is very new (I don't know anything about Linux on this board and I want a dual boot machine).

I'll check if Linux runs on this board and report back.

Anyone selse with recommondations for a good, silent 939er Micro-ATX board?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:25 am 
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I'm sorry but even the new recommended list (which is on the way btw) has no other entry than this MSI board.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:17 pm 
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See my post about my initial impressions of the new Foxconn Nforce4 matx board.


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