ASUS K8N-E CHIPSET DRIVER

We were more than a bit surprised, however, to find the uneven range of adjustment options on the K8N-E. The Asus K8N-E Deluxe motherboard comes in the standard ‘Asus brown’ shade, and maintains a pretty good component layout that won’t cause too many headaches when you go to install it. Also, the HT range only extends to 4X in large 1X increments – a range to 5X like many competitors with finer 0. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. By now it should be clear that is a transition year between old and new technologies. Normal computer users on the other hand couldn’t care less.

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If you need to connect a floppy, make sure that you pay close attention to the location of the floppy in your case compared to the K8N-E. It’s handy for those of us wth high end cards with memory RAMsinks. This was more than a bit surprising, considering some of the excellent nForce 2 designs with an Asus name.

The Asus K8N-E Deluxe motherboard comes in the standard ‘Asus asuw shade, and maintains a pretty good component layout that won’t cause too many headaches when you go to install it. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Manufacturers have heard our complaints, chispet and the quality of sound and features has certainly gone up!

If you’re an enthusiast it’s a very exciting and expensive time, so it’s no surprise that many consumers have decided to lay low till the dust settles.

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IDE connectors are in our preferred upper right edge location, though Asus has placed the floppy connector on the bottom right edge of the board – a less desirable location in many case layouts. Only the top edge between the CPU socket and the rear IO is a concern, with a row of capacitors and coils close to the socket. Asus did not include any chipset voltage adjustments at all on the K8N-E, a feature that many will miss.

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Except for the inadequate memory voltages available, the overclocking controls are OK, if not noteworthy. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

All-in-all, the K8N-E is a really mixed bag, with some adjustments that are exemplary, and others, missing or downright crude. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Fortunately, the capacitors are on the short side, making it likely that most big overhanging heatsinks will clear the caps.

We were more than a bit surprised, however, to find the uneven range of adjustment options on the K8N-E. The nForce3 GB chipset gets passed off with a dead silent, totally passive heatsink that is kind small. About Us Employment Privacy Policy.

Some of the fastest current memory requires 2. Frequent readers of PCStats know that I have ripped a lot of older onboard audio codec’s for sapping too much CPU power and providing low quality audio.

ASUS K8N-E – motherboard – ATX – Socket 754 – nForce3 250Gb Series

Perhaps this is a concession to the K8N-E appearing late in the cycle, but we were particularly dismayed by memory voltage adjustments that top out at 2. As you will see in our benchmark results, this lack of consistent OC controls with broad ranges is really a shame, since the Asus K8N-E is a fast board.

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By now it should be clear that is a transition year between old and new technologies. Asus is normally masterful in their board layouts, with careful attention to function and placement of board components.

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Also, the HT range only extends to 4X in large 1X increments – a range to 5X like many competitors with finer 0. As you can see from the picture on the right, Asus has implemented a new type of videocard locking slot. It’s certainly easier to use than the older systems which required a switch, and can be accessed from both the top and bottom. Normal computer users on the other hand couldn’t care less. If you’re world revolves around overclocking, this is a big limitation.

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While 6 SATA connections are nice, you will see in our overclocking tests that this arrangement makes serious overclocking with a SATA drive all but cjipset. Socket Roundup, Part 3: The pin ATX connector and 4-pin 12V are almost ideal, since both are out of the way on board edges and do not need to be snaked over or around any components.

When the board is overclocked, this little BGA heatsinks gets warm, so point a fan in its direction if you feel it is holding things back. The K8N-E is typical Asus, which means that the layout is very good indeed. I suppose they don’t really interfere with anything, but it’s an odd location to place something like that.