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Item#: N82E16813131533

ASUS K8N4-E DELUXE 754 NVIDIA nForce4 4X ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce4 4X
  • Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR 400
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jacob C.
  • 8/30/2011 12:46:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - Great linux support. Been using this board since late 2005. I vaguely remember some minor issues initially, but definitely haven't had problems since Ubuntu 9.04 came out. Currently running Ubuntu 11.04 x64 without any hardware problems.

- Great windows XP support. Have yet to load Win7 on this machine.

- Lots of bios options. Easily turn off unused features. Especially nice is choosing the boot device with F8 instead of reconfiguring the bios.

Cons: - not enough regular sata ports. I have five hard disks and two cd drives, all sata. Raid 5 is not an option for these disks.

Other Thoughts: I have not used the software fake-raid (nvraid), nor the Sil 3114 controller.

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  • Ray F.
  • 3/27/2006 1:14:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggspoor

Pros: Lots of slots PCI-e 16x, PCI-e 1x, PCI. You have to use 1011-003 bios or this thing isn't worth anything.
Good software bundle.

Cons: Lots of quirks. Doesn't work with Linux (Mandrake, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Lindows) and has lots of false errors for heat, fans. Has trouble powering fans through the board, the list goes on..........
My last Asus.

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  • Michael S.
  • 2/21/2006 7:47:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAnother Dying Chipset Fan

Pros: Lots of SATA ports
Gigabit Ethernet
PCI Express
You can underclock your SDRAM to gain stability when you system locks up. Though, to be fair, it might be my RAM:
# Model #: GE1GB3200BDC
# Item #: N82E16820144310

Cons: If you want this board to work, you MUST update your bios to 1011-003 (the latest version as of 2/21/2006 -- bios is dated 2/14/2006).

My chipset fan barely groans to life at boot after just a few months of ownership (it's always sounded bad, but is getting worse).

I run this board in a dual boot Fedora Core 4 / Windows XP system (both are 32 bit versions). Originally, I had this system next to my HDTV as a media machine. With the original bios (and those through 1011), this board was a pain. Optical SPDIF was a pain in the rear to set up in Windows, and wouldn't work at all in Linux.

In addition, Fedora kernels from about 10/30/2005 to present won't boot without the latest BIOS update.

Finally, if you want the Silicon Image SATA to work upgrade to the latest BIOS.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you buy a floppy drive, you'll need it to flash the bios!

I have updated to the latest BIOS, and things are a lot better than they were before. Newer Fedora Linux kernels will now boot, and SATA seems to be working (haven't tried RAID yet).

I haven't attempted to get the optical SPDIF working in Linux yet. This machine no longer sits by my stereo because of audio problems with older BIOSes.

Though I doubt I'd buy another, I'm not saying don't buy it. Just be sure to do all your homework before you decide!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/16/2006 7:17:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy this board

Pros: It has many options in the bios.

Cons: More and more problems day after day.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy this board!

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 1/21/2006 8:51:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStill no response

Pros: none

Cons: Extremely poor customer service/tech support by Asus. I meailed them a report 1/16/05 and here it is 1/21/05 and still no response. I also emailed them 12/29/05 and have not had a response on that inquiry either.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this board! I have read on some forums that it may be discontinued. Buyer beware!

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 1/16/2006 7:48:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor overclocker

Pros: Lots of nice overclocking features. The box touts all the fine features and says it will "challenge your will to overclock." See below.
Nice layout, 3 dram slots, PCI-e x16.

Cons: cpu voltage (vcore) will only allow .04 volts over whatever is stock for your cpu. I had a 3400+ Clawhammer cpu installed (1.5v stock vcore) and it only oc'd to 1.54v. I then replaced that with a 3000+ Venice core cpu (from Newegg of course) which has a 1.4v vcore stock. It only goes to 1.44v. The maximum vcore increase is only .04 volts. Don't even waste your time trying to go higher in the bios - it won't matter. I've checked many forums and other users are having the same issue.
It doesn't challenge your will to overclock - it challenges your ability to do so.
I contacted Asus and they said the vcore was cpu related but no Athlon 64 has a vcore governor on it.
Updating the bios from v1003 to v1010 seems to do more harm than good according to the forum posts I've seen. What a mess.

Other Thoughts: I have contacted Asus just before the start of the New Year via email on their support site and never heard back from them. I finally had to call and they gave me the bogus line about the cpu being vcore limited. Obviously they were just blowing me off. I recontacted them on 1/16/06 after reading that other users were experiencing the same problem and asked them if they plan to rectify the situation. We'll see if I hear back from them.
In the mean time I cannot encourage you enough to stay away from this board if you are serious about overclocking. Their ad copy is great but the board doesn't live up to its billing as far as I am concerned and that's a shame because if the vcore settings worked like they should this board would be an overclocking monster! What a shame it fails in the most important overclocking featuring - vcore.
2 Thumbs way down.

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  • John B.
  • 1/10/2006 10:30:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great board! Ok OCer, PCI-E.

Cons: Dosn't like Newarks.

Other Thoughts: Great motherboard. Running an x1800 XT with a 3700 ClawHammer non Mobile @ 2.85GHz on PhaseChange. I know that most of you people do not know how to properly operate a motherboard from the likes of your reviews. Ever heard of a little thing called BIOS FLASHING??? I geuss not, thats why your getting BIOS problems, the old stock BIOS dosn't support the stuff you guys jam in it. BIOS flashing will fix BIOS, and hardware compatability issues. Also, this motherdosn't come with a CPU fan, are you thinking of the chipset fan? They are two TOTALLY different things. Your PROCESSOR comes with a CPU HSF (heatsink and fan), but the CHIPSET fan is the lil thing built onto the board. I with people knew what they were talking about in most of these reviews. It's not a good thing to mislead people with your faulty information.

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  • Ryan K.
  • 1/10/2006 8:37:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot too bad.

Pros: Motherboard has a pretty good layout although it would be better if the SATA wasn't all bunched up in groups of 4. Chipset seems to be great in games. Running XP Pro X64 Edition with very few crashes. Runs great on BF2, CoD2 and everything else I can throw at it.

AMD Athlon 64-3700, 2GB Corsair RAM, GeForce 7800GTX, 74GB WD Raptor, 400GB Seagate

Cons: SATA Layout, Chipset Heatshink is crummy metal and small fan lead to ehhhhhh. Replaced it with a Zalman heatsink and have a case fan blowing on it from the front of the case. Temps rarely ever reach above 100F. Resetting the BIOS is tough with a large PCI-E graphics card clouding your view.

Other Thoughts: Heatsink design on most of the Asus boards could use a lot of work as with most other brands. The Socket 939 board have a nice heatsink design with the heat pipes, but it seems a bit much. Would be great if ASUS would break the mold and make a Socket 754 SLI board like the others that are available as the ASUS boards normally rock. Shame.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2006 7:14:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice Slot for the 512 MB Card, Good Ram Slots also

Cons: The Motherboard CPU Fan failed about a month and a half after i recieved the board.. If u hear a wierd grinding noise. That is the fan crapping out on you.. Get a new one

Other Thoughts: I wouldnt reccomend this board because this stuff should work, not die out in a short while

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2006 6:02:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Great Features, lots of tweaking capabilities. Bios is nice.....but.....

Cons: Bios is unstable as heck! there are just as many problems with this board as there are strips of circuitry! Windows crashes. raid doesnt like tp pick up hard drives. Keyboard always disconnects, no matter what port i plug it into, usb and ps/2. It picks up my hardrives as external!

Other Thoughts: Chipset fan is junk!

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