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Old 8th August 2003, 00:29   #21
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stability issues. this quote from Kunaak changed my mind

Originally posted by Kunaak
after 4 dead Abit boards in the last month, including 2 NF7's that died in 10 minutes after 1st post, I would never recommend this board to anyone.
go to Abit's forums, theres like 50 people there at a time saying thier boards dead from exiting Bios, you know the solution...

they tell you to buy a 30 dollar Bios kit.

when I saw that, I would never buy that board again.
no board should require a bios survival kit...
I want stability over performance
Old 8th August 2003, 01:01   #22
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That's not a stability issue; that's a bios saving bug. It's not abit's fault, but nvidia's.

Every nf2 powered board saves their info in the bios on the same, dangerous way. I've had 2 dead 8rda+ boards; which i was able to save because I had multiple 8rda+ bioses lying around. Check epox forums, there are dozens of ppl who have the same prob as the asus.

The reason why it happens moslty with the nf7-s, is only because it's the most widely used nf2 overclocking board.

If you want to stay clear of this bug, go with kt600...
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Old 8th August 2003, 01:52   #23
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ah well, we'll see. I've got an asus board in the P4 rig and I'm happy with it. My mate's got an A7N8X and I overclocked his rig, all the options I needed were there in the BIOS and the machine always ran fine

ah well, if it's not good enough I can still sell it
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