During our testing and general usage of the ASRock SLIeSATA2, we found the board’s stability to be exceptional and it delivered competitive results in the latest synthetic and game benchmarks. One of the items for worry was the integrated Gigabit controller. We also noticed temperature readings of around 56c in between the video cards where the two cables were installed. Features ASRock designed a very well laid out board with all major connections easily reached. This could present an issue for owners having a full size ATX case with optical drives at the top of the case. The first physical PCI Express x16 connector is located next to the 12V power connector that must be used if two video cards are installed.
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During our testing and general usage of the ASRock SLIeSATA2, we found the board’s stability to be exceptional and it delivered competitive results in the latest synthetic and game benchmarks. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.
ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2: ULi Dual x16 SLI
We do 939zli-esata2 additional cooling in this area is required. Log in Don’t have an account? Running the CPU at 2. Fedora Core 5 Linux Kernel: The cables were forced to run vertically in between the video cards and then loop over the first video card. Thus, even for our bit motherboard testing we have returned to i software. However, due to the large heat sink covering the M chipset, the installation of larger air or water-cooling solutions could be problematic. The jumpers to the right of the yellow are required to be changed in order to switch from socket operation to the AM2 CPU.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Phoronix Test Suite OpenBenchmarking. This could present an issue for owners having a full size ATX case with optical drives at the top of the case.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. With this being our inaugural Fedora Core 5 motherboard review, there are a few benchmarking changes to note.
When it came to overclocking the system, its results were certainly surprising.
ASRock places the four-pin 12v auxiliary power connector at the top of the CPU socket area along the edge of the board, but out of the way of most aftermarket cooling solutions. Page 1 of 6.
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We also noticed temperature readings of around 56c in between the video cards where the two cables were installed. The memory modules are easy to install with a full size video card placed in the first PCI Express x16 slot.
The laj drive connector is located to right of the number three PCI slot and is inconveniently located for most case designs.
Our initial impression of the ASRock SLIeSATA2 upon opening the box was like a child opening a birthday present, full of surprise and wonderment at the object that we were holding. The old adage, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. When it came to the 939sli-dsata2 compatibility with the SLIeSATA2 and specifically Fedora Core 5, we were satisfied for the most part but there were a few troubling factors with this solution. Returning to the CPU socket area, we find ample room for alternative cooling solutions.
We did not have any issues utilizing these slots with video cards containing single slot cooling systems. The audio panel consists of 3 ports that can be configured for 2, 4, and 5.
The Asrock layout provides excellent clearance for cards and components and it was easy to install in a mid-size ATX case. The stable configuration in which 939s,i-esata2 executed our same set of tests was with the AMD Athlon 64 at 1.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Further information about the ULi product line can be found here. The ASRock motherboard was benchmarked at both its stock and overclocked speeds. The game port header and front audio panel header are located in front of the floppy drive connector and to the right of the number three PCI slot.
Log in Don’t have an account? Located next to this series of ports are the next two USB 2.