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ASRock 939 Dual SATA2

Mother Board

 

 

03/03/06

 

     ASRock has had its share of ups and downs with the public view on their products so I was a little leery at first to see the new line of Upgrade motherboards they provide. The main reason we found an interest in these products is simple. Very few manufacturers make a board that uses past present and capabilities for the future. Most make what I like to call "disposable" products with a life expectance of about a week; Joking... Anyway ASRock's new line cover a large realm of  product comparability they have motherboards supporting multiple socket CPU's and like in the one we will be looking at multiple video slots. The Dual 939 STAT2 has both AGP and PCI-e plus some other cool extras.  What we are looking to do is basically just verify that this product is stable under all conditions, so lets take a look and see if ASRock's made a winner.....
 

Specs:

 

CPU - Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64FX / Athlon 64 and Sempron processor
- FSB 1000 MHz (2.0GT/s)
- Supports HyperTransport Technology
- Supports AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology
Chipset - Northbridge: ULi M1695
- Southbridge: ULI M1567
Hybrid Booster - CPU Frequency Stepless control
- CPU Multiplier
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G)
Memory - DIMM slots: 4 supported
- Max. capacity: 4GB
Expansion Slot - 1 x AGP8X/4X slot , 1.5V only
- PCI Express x16 slot
- PCI Express x1 slot
- 3 x PCI slots
*
Compatible ATiX300 and X300SE series cards list
Graphics - n/a
Audio  - Realtek 850 7.1channel AC'97 audio codec
LAN - Realtek RTL8201CL 10/100 Ethernet LAN PHY
- 802.3u, WOL supported
Connector - 2 x SerialATA connectors support RAID,0,1,JBOD
- 1 x SATA2 connector (based on PCI E SATA2 controller JMB360)
- 2 x ATA 133/100/66 IDE connectors (supports 4 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- CPU/Chassis FAN connectors
- 20 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin ATX 12V power connector
- Power LED connector
- CD audio in header 
- Front panel audio connector 
- 2 x USB 2.0 port pin headers (to support extra 4 USB2.0 ports)
Rear Panel I/O  ASRock 8CH I/O
- 4 x USB2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN port
- 1 x Serial port (COM1)
- 1 x PS2 Keyboard connector
- 1 x PS2 Mouse connectors
- 1 x Parallel port (LPT1)
- 2 x Audio ports to support 8 Ch audio ( Line In/Out, Mic In)
BIOS Feature - 2Mb AMI BIOS with ACPI, SM BIOS 3.0, PnP
Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software
- SATA driver and utility
Accessories - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O shield
- Floppy/ATA 133 cables
- 1 x SerialATA data cable
- 1 x SerialATA 1-to-1 power cable
Form Factor - ATX, 305mm x 244mm
OS - Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/XP 64-bit compliant
Certifications - FCC, CE, MS WHQL
   
The specification is subject to change without notice in advance
The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
Any configuration other than original product specification is not guaranteed

 

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Features:
 

  • Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64FX and Sempron processor
  • ULi 1695 chipset (ULi M1695/ ULi M1567)
  • For Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64FX and Athlon 64, Sempron processors
  • FSB 1000 MHz (2.0GT/s), Dual Channel, DDR400
  • Hyper-Transport Technology, AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology
  • Hybrid Booster - ASRock Safe Overclocking Technology
  • PCI Express x16 slot
  • PCI Express x1 slot
  • AGP slot
  • PCI E SATA2 controller on board, optimizing the support for SATA2 HDD
  • Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s, RAID 0,1,JBOD
  • 7.1channel Superior Quality Audio, 10/100 Ethernet LAN
  • ASRock 8CH I/O: 4 ready-to-use USB2.0 ports, 7.1channel audio jack

Price:

     Suggested Retail Price of 66 USD  Newegg Purchase Link as of 03/09/06

THere are refurbs too very inexpensice 40 USD Newegg Purchase link

    

 

 

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