Reply 20 of 24, by Con 2 botones
RetroPC_King wrote on 2022-06-16, 15:04:Con 2 botones wrote on 2022-06-16, 15:00:PcBytes wrote on 2022-06-16, 13:52:
As OP said, A7N8X-E Deluxe could be a choice, but I'd highly recommend either a Epox EP-8RDA3I, 8RDA6 Pro (if you want additional stuff like SATA and RAID), or a MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR.
The reason I listed those three is because they all have 12v plugs, while the A7N8X-E is a very very 5v heavy board - they didn't even bother adding a 12v plug to slightly offload the CPU power.
Just for the record, I'm not saying A7N8X-E Deluxe is a bad board, but the lack of a 12v plug seems very alarming to me, so I would personally have a nF2 board with a 12v plug to offload some of the CPU power output.
Well, yes, that has been what made my search difficult. I want it to have it all: 400mhz Bus support, dual channel, S-ATA and the 12V plug. Not easy to find them for the right price.
Last year I bought one matching my requirements (MS-6570E, K7N2 Delta2) from eBay, turns on but...it doesn´t post. 😐
ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe is good, but does not have 12v plug, so it needs a 5V Heavy PSU. Also mine is stable.
Sad for that MSI board that did not POST. Check caps please. If caps are bad, recap it. I Struggle to recap my GIGABYTE GA-7DXE because it is a rare board and suddenly stopped powering up.
Well, caps look ok, but yes, they could be not ok:
Help with MSI KN72 DELTA 2 !
It seems this is a not an uncommon issue with this model.