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Hello, i recently built a AM2 based computer and i had to return my ASUS M2N-E because it didnt work I was looking at new motherboards and i was wondering if MSI K9N Platinum would work/do the job. OR what about this one? MSI K9N Neo-F
I have: AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ (AM2) G.Skill DDR2 800 1gig (512x2) Seagate 250gig 7200rpm 16mb cache Evga 7600GT KO Ultra Aluminus and Ultra 550watt X-Connect 2
both of them look compatible. They both support Athlon64 X2, DDR2 memory, PATA or SATA drives(you didnt say which type it was), PCI express(you didn't specify but that card only comes in PCIx) and as long as the power supply supports 24 pins you should be fine.
The Neo-F looks like a good board. Unless you really want the 2 extra SATA ports, dual LAN and firewire, the Platinum would be overkill. The chipset on the Neo-F is the Nforce 550 which is a little older than the other MSI and Asus board's 570 Ultra MCP
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I was wondering if why my M2N-E was not working was because of the DDR2 800 issue.. I just read that people had to buy cheap DDR2 ram and adjust the voltage to your good ram.. then reboot. I hope thats not the case. ><
I guess the K9N Neo-F would be fine for me, i might overclock very slightly.
some of the reviews on newegg werent that great though.. Think it'd be safer to buy the K9N Platinum?