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Asus Motherboard Compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dovertoncan, Jul 7, 2004.

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  1. dovertoncan

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    Hey, I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to compatibility, so I was wondering about a few things. First of all, I'm planning on buying an Asus - SK8N - nVIDIA nForce3 Socket 940 ATX Motherboard (http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket940/sk8n/overview.htm). I'm also planning on buying a new processor, memory, video card, and hard drive. Basically, I'm wondering if this motherboard will support two hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration, an Athlon 64 FX processor, and an ATI X800 XT graphics card. The 'board has an nVidia chipset, so does this mean that only nVidia graphics cards can be used? Like I said, I'm clueless..
     
  2. amnent

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    Have you tried going to ASUS's website to check the board's specifications.
     
  3. photolady

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    Go to this link:
    http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=SK8N&langs=09
    It tells you there what storage it supports.

    Nvidia chipset runs the functions of the motherboard, and has nothing to do with what video card it will need. No you don't have to just use a Nvidia video card.
     
  4. shadowcat

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    Yep. I'm running an nVidia2 chipset motherboard and an ATI video card.
     
  5. dovertoncan

    dovertoncan Thread Starter

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    Great, thanks for the help guys.
     
  6. photolady

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    You're quite welcome. ;)
     
  7. cnimbus

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    You might want to check some of the reviews on the SK8N. Tom's Hardware and Anandtech are two of the best, and might have reviews on the SK8N, as well as the Athlon 64 FX and ATI board. Or maybe try a search on Google.

    Nvidia chipsets sometimes run better with Nvidia video cards (big surprise), but that does not mean that other types of cards won't work. To a certain degree, video card funtionality is determined by the board manufacturer. Nvidia, ATI, etc. only make the graphics chipset, drivers, firmware and a reference (i.e. and example) graphics card design. How all that is implemented is determined by whoever makes the cards, not the chipset vendor, none of whom manufacture boards for retail sale. There is often a big difference in image quality between different manufacturers. Again, the review sites can provide real-world information on which is the best.
     
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