- NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
- Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
- DDR2 800
This review is from: ASRock Penryn1600SLI-110dB LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
It looked like a good bang for the buck,it was surely suppose to be a great performer according to the reviews I read online at press time. I also looked over the overclocks at a few pc tech tech sites. surely outstanding performance...
Out of all the boards I have built, this was a stun to me. I have used asrock before in a personal & client builds. this board was for a new personal build with a q6600. It never fired up.. i tried the q6600, pentium D820, and a E6600 with no success, swapped numerous brands of memory. To my belief, it was a bad board or I got somebody else's return... In any case Asrock has been good product to me in the past.
I sent the board back for a refund after a week of trying and thinking...I purchased an abit model with a ip35 northbridge- I became frustrated after the 4th day.. With a quad sitting on my desk, I did not want to take a chance on another bad board.. Also there was not enough reviews or listings about the board running oin online forums at the time with good results to convince me to try same model from asrock..I have done the rma before with parts, particularly on a intel board, rma-ed through intel it took 2 rma's in order to get a working board back in 2004.
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