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ASUS A8N-SLI Premium 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • 939
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
  • 4×184pin DDR 400

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With a feature set second to none, the Asus A8N-SLI is a highly integrated NVIDIA nForce4 motherboard with an impressive set of features ideal for high-end tweaking. The ATX design affords better airflow to the processor, along with an innovative heatpipe design that transfers heat to a small thin-finned cooler around the CPU socket; this is supported by the airflow from an adjacent heatsink and fan assembly. Heat dangers from overclocking are much less of a problem with this excellent, quiet, system.

This innovative board takes full advantage of SLI technology, supporting a maximum of 4 GB DDR RAM with performance potential nearly double that of a single graphics card. The back panel sports dual Gigabit Ethernet ports courtesy of state-of-the-art Marvell controllers in combination with NVIDIA's built in Gigabit MAC with NV Firewall and ActiveArmor intrusion detection features.

This powerful and feature-rich board fully exploits SLI’s myriad opportunities afforded, and is an excellent offering as we’ve come to expect from ASUS.

  • newegg NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset The NVIDIA nForce4 SLI media and communications processor (MCP) delivers unbelievable graphics performance with NVIDIA SLI technology and cutting-edge features including SATA with RAID support and NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet with TCP/IP acceleration and NV firewall. The NVIDIA nForce4 SLI chipset ensures maximum PC performance with future-proofing features for the demands of tomorrow.
  • newegg Ultimate Gaming Performance with NVIDIA SLI Technology NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface) takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus architecture and features intelligent hardware and software enabling a pair of GPUs to deliver earth-shattering, scalable graphics power, approaching twice the performance in certain applications.
  • newegg AI Cool-Pipe AI Cool Pipe provides heat dissipation performance comparable to that of cooling fans without annoying fan noise for whisper-quiet operation and low system temperatures.
  • newegg Dual SATA RAID The nForce4 SLI Chipset and onboard Silicon Image Sil3114 provide a great solution to your RAID requirements by supporting RAID 0/1/0+1 on 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports and 4 additional SATA interfaces allowing RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0 and RAID 5 respectively.
  • newegg Dual Gigabit LAN The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. Dual Gigabit LAN means rapid data transfers from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.
  • newegg AI NET2 ASUS AI NET2 remotely detects cable connections when powering up. Any faulty connections within 100 meters will be reported at an accuracy of up to 1 meter.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Cory T.
  • 1/4/2015 2:22:26 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill going strong

Pros: Durability
Future Proof! They don't buld 'em like they used to! 3x PCI,2x16 lane PCIe connector(yeah, you all forgot that term) 8 lanes per slot in SLI, PCIe x4 slot, PCIe x1 slot, Onboard Firewire (was and always will be an Apple thing, and I had it, and never used it! Overkill!) Onboard SPDIF (had to check, just booted her up and plugged in my fiio e17 since it's never been used and I have to see the quality, told you it was future proof)
Fan headers everywhere! (and I didn't use them, or aisuite)
ROCK SOLID STABLE, every crash I've had I have figured out and pinpointed to my error, or a software error, never has it been the motherboard's fault.

Cons: Doesn't like mixed Cas ram...what board does? (took me a LONG time to figure out, lesson learned the hard way)
Does not boot with more than 10 devices connected no matter what way connected even though there are 10 physical ports and 12 logical (I'm assuming there isn't enough bandwidth, which brings me to my next con)
Asus also released an A8N32-SLI Premium which ran x16 for both cards while in SLI.

Other Thoughts: Still going after all these years, I bought this from Newegg 9/27/05. It's been through 2 CPU upgrades, 3 sets of ram, 3 sets of video cards plus the original "gotta get this build running as cheap as possible with them there new fangled pci-e video cards" card, 3 (maybe 4) power supplies for various reasons, one died for sure, one was suspected and thrown out. A case was purchased for it, but was damaged in shipping, and it took 4 years for this board to make it into that case, I just got the last side panel 4 months ago to "complete" the build (yes I completed it years after retirement, and now I want to water cool it and put in an fx chip and better ram/video cards) I literally have built a new PC and ordered all the parts, had them arrive thinking I'd "upgrade" and this thing still keeps going into something useable, and used! I've even built a new one and not been able to take her apart, cause after 9 years, I'm a little attached, we've been through a lot together, like the release of 64bit consumer desktops...

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  • mark d.
  • 9/23/2014 4:50:07 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsstill going strong

Pros: pulling this out of the scrap pile for a young man with a 1.8 p4.
fired tight up with a and 3800 X2 and 4 gigs of assorted ram.
tough fight to get xp upgraded on his HD.
amazing board which served me for years and is now being called back to duty.

Cons: none that I can think of, he can run sli if he wants to get a new 4800 ati card.

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  • Brian D.
  • 1/21/2014 6:11:40 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill Running in 2014 even after a Lightning Strike

Pros: I was looking back to verify connectors (thanks Newegg for keeping old hardware posted - much appreciated) when I realized some people are posting on this board after many years of ownership. I have had mine since 2007. And to say it Durable as one owner put it would be an understatement of the century. After a lightning strike affecting all connected ports on my router and killing my DSL modem and home audio system. This board proceeded to burn out each of the 4GB ram cards one at a time (though I don't blame the board for this - read on) and the Marvel Yukon E-Net controller was toast as the external wire side opto-isoloators are likely gone - by design this is what should occur. Heck it just got hit by lightning. So what I did was replace 4 mem sticks with just 2 and buy a power supply which I figured was causing power issues on the board thus killing the ram and swapped the Ethernet to the NVIDIA nForce (other port) and it has been working like a rock star since the event which was a year or so ago. Which is why I recently purchase 2 more ram chips to bring it back up to four GB. If it gave up the ghost tomorrow I guess I would say "about time" though I am guessing I purchased the 9-lives edition of the board.

Cons: None - I must have purchased 9-lives edition

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  • Andrew W.
  • 1/23/2013 7:56:15 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggskiller board

Pros: it has lasted 7 years and is still going! i have upgraded everything around a bit at a time, but it is now time for a major rebuild. I love this board. I'm putting it in my girlfriends case for an upgrade for her as I make myself a new asus machine in the same old antec alluminum case. Even after years I can run almost anything I want to. I am a photographer who demands a lot of processing, and this still delivers even without having put the best possible processor in it.

Cons: none at all. I more than got my money out of this board, it doesn't owe me a thing!

Other Thoughts: I can only hope that my next Asus, on the way now, can perform anywhere near as well.

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  • Orn W.
  • 8/23/2012 11:07:20 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorkhorse!

Pros: This board has been rock-solid running 7x24x365 for 7 years!! I bought this in 2005 as a present for myself getting a career. two promotions, 6 bosses, a new house, and 3 different operating systems late, it is still champing!

Cons: Some capacitors exploded and I had to RMA the bard a couple months after I bought it. Newegg service was great, and I had my board back in less than 2 weeks.

Other Thoughts: I have run Windows XP, Windowx XP x64, Ubuntu something or other, and for the past 5 years, Server 2003.

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5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Still Works! Its' my backup computer now.

Cons: After 3 years a memory slot went out.

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  • Thomas E.
  • 5/26/2012 11:10:40 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice board, has a few flaws

Pros: I have not owned this board since Feb 2007, when I sold it for my E6400 and Asus P5B Deluxe. The board is very stable and has a LOT of features. It is a premium board and Asus makes quality components.

The board is very good at overclocking.

Cons: After around a year the northbridge fan failed. I noticed I would get beeps due to the fan speed being too low. If you google "A8N sli fan fail" you will see what I mean; as its a very common problem with the board. The bios would state:

"Warning: Your computer chip fan fail or speed too low
You can also disable this warning message in setup"

I disabled the warning and monitored my temperatures with speedfan to ensure they were not too hot. This was with no overclock and just a stock A64 3200+ Venice cpu. I bought a replacement generic northbridge fan from newegg and that solved the issue.

Other Thoughts: The board served me well before and after replacing the northbridge fan. I was able to overclock my A64 3200+ venice with 2 x 512 mb sticks of DDR 400 mhz Adata generic RAM from stock 2000 mhz to 2600 mhz and run 3DMark 06. I never kept the chip at those speeds for more than a few minutes so that is not the reason the fan failed.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: -AMD
-Runs Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 really good
-Lasting longer than my DELL computer's board that was <10 months old and had it's SB fry.
-Work for me

Cons: It's just not up to "today's standards" like other people prefer.

Other Thoughts: I personally have had this board only for said time. I actually got this board from my cousin that had originally bought it and he had had it for quite some time as well so it is still running strong for it's age.

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5 out of 5 eggs6 years of great memory, GREAT BOARD!

Pros: I love this board. I had it for 6 years, runing 24/7. but today I got a blue screen of death... RIP my friend. you will be missed.

Cons: none for this board nor for other asus's primium and delux boads. they are great. But I can't say the same for asus's cheaper boards. I had bad experience with them almost made a disbeliever of asus' mother boards.

Other Thoughts: I hope their next generations of mother boards are good as this one.

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  • 2/23/2012 6:22:27 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsmmmm mmmm good mb

Pros: i know this board is discontinued..i know 939 socket has gone by the wayside..but this board rocks..i have had it now for close to 4 years and never had a problem..should have called it an a8n sli-timex. when i built with this board. top of line epuipment went in..750watt psu..4 sticks of corsair platnium memory.. fx-57 cpu (changed to dual core a few days ago) 2 7950gt oc's longer a gammer so i sold one off and buy the way, it still works .ran the cpu overclocked at 3.0ghz for the whole time i had it, years. no problems whatsoever. and buy the way my windows xp media center 2005 saw 3 out of the four sticks.

Cons: none, whatsoever

Other Thoughts: had 2 pc's in the house before long and you guessed it..also this board. sold it off to build a quad core...which i sold off to build a 6core and yes, used nothing but asus and never had a no, i dont work for asus

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