Tag motherboard

Asus A7M266-D

This piece should be prefaced with the comment that this is a commentary on user experience with the Asus A7M266-D motherboard, not a full blown review. I’ve always been a fan of dual CPU designs: the prospect of all that…

Asus A8V-E SE

I picked this board up as I had a socket 939 Athlon x2 3800+ processor and needed to use it somewhere.  I checked around for a “cheap and cheerful” motherboard; something around $50, which usually means a Via chipset and limited…

SME Servers: Motherboard

Back in the day it was clear what a server motherboard was: it has two CPU sockets, onboard SCSI, onboard NIC, 64 bit PCI (later PCI-X) slots, extended ATX form factor and lots of fan headers.  You needed a server motherboard…

MSI MS-6103

Let’s take a look at the MicroStar MS-6103 Socket 8 motherboard. I know the first thing you’re going to say; why bother with a motherboard from 1995? My main reason is the number of search hits I get looking for…

Asus A7Pro

Motherboards are a difficult item to review, for good reason. After listing the features from the manufacturer’s web site, what do you discuss? Installation is pretty well the same for all boards, depending on form factor. Benchmarks are difficult unless…

MSI K8N Neo-FSR

Like all my motherboard reviews, this isn’t a review per se but my collected experiences with a particular piece of hardware. My uncle had a socket 754 motherboard that had received a power surge and fried.  Everything else was still good (…