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8k5a2+??

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deeppow

Senior Member
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May 10, 2002
Location
Los Alamos, NM
About the same. Had problems with 2 different 8k3a+ boards and switched to the 8k5a2+ I have now. Running same setting on this 8k5a2+ as I used on the 8k3a+ (was curious) I see no difference. I didn't push either 8k3a+ as hard as I have this 8k5a2+ since I was just learning then.

I can say that I really liked the on-die temp reading the 8k3a+ gave a lot better! :cool: This diode under the cpu the 8k5a2+ uses is slow and low compared to what really happens. :mad:
 

Odiexx

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Jul 13, 2002
I've seen benchmarks of the 8k5a2+ outperforming the 8k3a+ by a few FPS, nothing outstanding or anything, but the 8k5a2+ is definately an improvement over the 8k3a+.
 

ronin1967

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Joined
Oct 10, 2002
Location
Highland Park, NJ
performance is equal or perhaps a little faster, it's newer so there aren't as many special BIOS's for it as the 8k3a2+, for the price you get some nice extra features, USB2.0, the onboard sound, LAN...
 

Kosmic

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Mar 25, 2002
Location
Washington State
I don't have the + version, but I think mine is exactly the same just without the RAID. I like it a lot and it OCs very well for me. I've only had it at 200 fsb for a few days, but it's solid as a rock with maxed out mem timings.

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