Which AM2 motherboard?

aciaman

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I currently have a DFI Sli Expert socket 939 but they don't have it in AM2.
Which AM2 board by DFI do you recommend and it doesn't have to be DFI? Asus,Abit, Gigabyte whatever I just want a good one with Sli and overclocking abilty.

thank you
 

fpdoc

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I have a Gigabyte M59SLI-5. Nice board and it supports F3 stepping, so you could upgrade to a 5600-6000+ AM2 chip.
It also can support up to 16GB memory (why or where you could get that...) and it has three PCIe slots. Nice layout, silent pipe and runs cool. No issues with it and it's overclockable. Depends I suppose if you're looking for a Nvidia chipset or not. This is a 590 chipset.
 

fender22

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I would second the GA-M59SLI-S5.. I own it!!!

The Evga, I do believe it is the same as the Foxconn 590...One thing about the Foxconn/Evga board is that the cooling is wayy less than other 590 boards.. Its got active SB cooling and little NB... While the Gigabyte has a fantastic passive cooling system.. The Asus is good too... The crosshair is just too much for me.. with to many superfluous features..

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/09/19/toms_socket_am2_motherboard_summer_slam/

Thats an oldie but it will give you what u need to know...