Asus Motherboard expert?

By red1776
Dec 18, 2008
  1. Hi all,
    Im am putting together a machine for a friend to use whos machine died and cant afford a new rig right now. im putting together a 939 system for him from spare parts i have and would welcome any input on two motherboards im deciding between. one is a Asus A8N-LA, chipset GeForce 6150 LE
    * Southbridge: nForce 430 (southbridge also called MCP51)
    and the second is an Asus A8S-X-SE chipset 965-SL. I am wondering if one is superior, chipset,Bios,overclocking, reliability, northbridge etc. I know the A8N-LA has most bios features locked (HP saving me from myself) but if you have any experience with these, or an opinion I would love to here them.

  2. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

    The A8S is an SiS chipset. SiS (Silicon Integrated Systems, incidentally) is absolute garbage. HP can't make an AMD based system worth the powder to blow it to hell. Every HP system built around AMD that I've ever seen or had the displeasure to work with is a dog.

    However.. If you're forced to choose strictly between the two, the A8N is a better board. Personally I'd scrap both of them.
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