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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:33 am 
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I prefer Abit motherboards, however, whoever makes their naming policy needs to be fired.

I noticed that the motherboard I just ordered is the NF7-S2, not to be confused with the NF7-S version 2.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:25 pm 
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A Jedi must be wise and mindful in his planing.

In time you will learn to use this too young padiwan. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:36 am 
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I've been building computers for about 7 years, and using them even longer. I don't claim to be perfect, but if I can make this mistake, then anyone can.

To be "ok" with this kind of naming policy is ridiculous. To make 2 completely different boards, and name them both NF7-S is stupid at worst, and disingenuous at best.

I'm buying an MSI.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:07 am 
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Lummoxx wrote:
I'm buying an MSI.


That'll solve the problem. Just make sure you get the right one, depending on what socket and chipset you're going with:

K8N Neo2 Platinum (939 - nForce3)
K8N Neo Platinum (754 - nForce3)
K8T Neo2 (939 - VIA)
K8T Neo (754 - VIA)
K7N2 Delta2 Platinum (Socket A)
K7N2 Delta2 (Socket A)

And LOTS of others in each chipset family with similar names. If you go to Asus, make sure to distinguish between the A7N8X, A7N8X-E, A7N8X-X, A7N8X-VM.

I agree that the NF7-S (Revision 2.0) and NF7-S2 can be confusing. At the same time however, you'll find very similar naming schemes across models from just about all mobo makers.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:23 am 
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Ok, I fully expect some flack. Just keep rubbing it in... :oops:

I checked the model, NF7-S Rev 2, read the reviews, cruised the boards, here and elsewhere, decided the board was ok, hit newegg.com, pulled up the NF7-S2, made the erroneous assumption that the 2 meant Rev 2, and ordered it.

It's hard to assume that a XXX-M is the same as XXX-Z. It's hard to miss that a board isn't meant for your processor.

I'm not buying an MSI out of spite, although it probably sounded that way from the post. I just happened to find the MaxPC review of it while moping around, and figured I'd give it a try. :)

When finding the MSI board on Newegg, it was easy telling it apart from the Platinum, since the Platinum said Platinum. :P

Edit: spite, not spit. :D


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well, to be sure, the nf7-s2 is not a bad board, just an updated nf7-s


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athlon11 wrote:
well, to be sure, the nf7-s2 is not a bad board, just an updated nf7-s


The NF7-S2 is not a "bad" board, but it's not exactly and updated NF7-S either. It's a budgeted NF7-S and a slightly misleading one due to the naming scheme. While the NF7-S has built a solid reputation on being the top XP overclocker (shared with the A7N8X), the S2 kills those options. It also doesn't have SoundStorm, another big selling point of the NF7-S.

NF7-S vs NF7-S2 Review
    "Both of these motherboards employ an Award BIOS and are near identical to each other with features and options. However, as we discovered with the NF7-S2, there is quite a lack of overclocking adjustments with the SoftMenu. In addition, with the NF7-S2, you aren’t able to adjust your multiplier and CAS 2.0 support is even left out."


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