Except for the inadequate memory voltages available, the overclocking controls are OK, if not noteworthy. It’s handy for those of us wth high end cards with memory RAMsinks. This was more than a bit surprising, considering some of the excellent nForce 2 designs with an Asus name. That fixes cases like this mostly of the time. The backpanel is very well appointed with every useful connection you need. Then search for the beep bios codes and then you can understand what the pc is trying to tell you. The pin ATX connector and 4-pin 12V are almost ideal, since both are out of the way on board edges and do not need to be snaked over or around any components.

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The CMOS jumper is awkwardly located.

Asus K8N-E Deluxe Socket Motherboard | Impressions & Conclusions

IDE connectors are in our preferred upper right edge location, though Asus has placed the ashs connector on the bottom right edge of the board – a less desirable location in many case layouts. The nForce3 GB chipset gets passed off with a dead silent, totally passive heatsink that is kind small. If cooling your MCP for overclocking is a concern of yours, then you will either have to strap on a fan or get an after-market cooler that Thermalright NB-1C Lee reviewed looks amazing.

This should be enough for most of you, but some enthusiasts may find this too little.


ASUS K8N-E Deluxe – motherboard – ATX – Socket 754 – nForce3 250Gb Series

If you’re an enthusiast it’s a very exciting and expensive time, so it’s no surprise that many consumers have decided to lay low till the dust k8e. Thats my gaming name Mothedboard dad gave me a Nintende 3ds when i was 12! It really makes k8be imagine the potential of the K8N-E if it had some more overclocking features like chipset voltage settings. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. All-in-all, the K8N-E is a really mixed bag, with some adjustments that are exemplary, and others, missing or downright crude.

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This reduces the complexity of the motherboard layout drastically and is reported by nVIDIA to improve the overall performance by reducing latency. That fixes cases like this mostly of the time. Finally, there is Gigabit LAN to round it out.

The K8N-E’s speed is generally slightly faster than the competing K8T board, but I would say they are equally matched. Asus did not include any chipset voltage adjustments at all on the K8N-E, a feature that many will miss. First would be the sheer amount of drive connectivity.

As you can see from the picture on the right, Asus has implemented a new type of videocard locking slot. This makes it hard to get at when you need to do a quick reset, especially if you have large fingers. If this did not help you, A really good reason is a RAM error.


December 8, Except for k8nee inadequate memory voltages available, the overclocking controls are OK, if not noteworthy. You need to unplug the graphic card and then put it back; that’s what fix it for me.

While 6 SATA connections are nice, you will see in our overclocking tests that this arrangement makes serious overclocking with a SATA drive all but impossible. If you’re world revolves around overclocking, this is a big limitation.

Some of the fastest current memory requires 2. Manufacturers have heard our complaints, yes and k8ns quality of sound and features has certainly gone up!

ASUS K8N-E Motherboard

Home Reviews News Forums. Or frequentyetc So check where the certain wire and stuff mothsrboard to be plugged in. Starting with the socket, we see that the area is largely clear except for a row of capacitors. Socket Roundup, Part 3: It’s handy for those of us wth high end cards with memory RAMsinks. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. Lacks more ‘extreme’ overclocking options like chipset or HyperTransport voltage adjustments.