Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe Wi-Fi

5

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

cappomutato

I don't understand how "Asus's website doesn't meet expectations."  Are you new to Asus products?  I really don't know how else your expectations could possibly have risen to the point where the website could disappoint.  Me, hell, I'm just thrilled when their website doesn't try to run malicious code on my browser or play that music from the old hamsterdance site.

avatar

austin

Asus makes boards with a lot of good features, but I agree that their website is just horrible. Whenever I'm buying a motherboard I have a really hard time deciding whether the features of an Asus board are worth all of the pain and suffering of downloading drivers from their website.

avatar

Avivi

  I recently purchased  one of these new motherboards with integrated graphics and HD support from ATI.  I thought this would be a great option for my media machine.  I put in a 9850 and later found out that although it had an AM2+ socket it was incompatible with this CPU.  Well, I purchased a second chip to replace it and decided to update my gaming rig.  I picked out the M3A32-MVP MB for the 9850 CPU and moved over the 4gigs of DDR2 1066 that I had purchased for the media center machine. Today I ordered in a HD4870 card to replace my 1900xtx.  It looked like supporting the underdog (AMD/ATI) was paying off on performance/value.

Ok- My last phase on this rig was going to be adding a proper sound card.  As you guys always mention on your podcast and in the mag onboard sound can never compete wiith a proper sound card. I was eyeing out this X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series that has a nice front connection bay and I can not be sure it is compatible with the M3A32-MVP motherboard. The PCI express on the sound card looks like a much narrower connection than the slots on my board.  Is this sound card truly compatible with this board and only one graphics card?

Killer robots, Alien Menace, Atomic Monsters, Dehumanization, the Random Assailant, Technology Is Not Your Friend, and most recently Genetic Horror. Things worth gaming about.

avatar

Caboose

 The one connection that this motherboard is missing, is a PCI-E 1x connection. I've done a little search (practice your Google-Fu) and from what I found, you should be able to plug a PCI-E 1x device into a PCI-E 16x slot. I guess the worst that could happen is that the device doesn't work and you're stuck with a card you can't use.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

avatar

Caboose

 When you were runnig your benchmarks on this motherboard, did you notice that your CPU temps were high (in the 50C range)? I've been using this board since Monday, and am finding that with my Phenom 9600 (stock cooling) I'm running around 51C. In my old motherboard (Asus M2A-MVP) I was getting around 41C. I'm using Arctic Silver Ceramique thermal compound, and have followed the directions on the website for proper application. I cleaned the heatsink and cpu and reapplied the correct amount.

Does this board just run hot or should I be concerned?

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

avatar

alex911

Mine shows 49C idle and 54C load, that seems off for a 5000+ x2 black edition at 3.0GHz with 0.01v increase to 1.36v

 

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.