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BEWARE of the Asus M2N-SLI mobo

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Nat4u, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Nat4u

    Nat4u Member

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    This board is not compatible with Windows 7 and your sata drives may fail you at any time, dont risk using this board with Windows 7 at all.
     
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    I find it a little hard to believe that windows 7 was a factor. The mobo is Vista ready and most vista drivers are Win 7 compatible. Infact alot of early Win 7 drivers, and to this day still, alot of drivers are the same.

    I would guess it was the Mobo.
    Asus = Bad
    Nvidia Chipset = Bad
    ASUS + Nvidia = Even Worse
     
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  3. Nat4u

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    Fact is I changed to a new mobo and the problem is fixed.
     
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    Thats good to hear, but thats not an indication that windows 7 was the problem. Now if you try the M2N again on vista, and it works, then indeed win 7 was the problem. If it doesnt work, Win 7 obviously wasnt the culprit and it was simply the mobo going out.

    I had an ASUS P5N-D fail on me in under a year.
     
  5. Nat4u

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    I tried this board on Vista and 7 and it runs well on Vista but sata fails on 7 so it means that the board cant handle Windows 7. My new Asus M4A78L-M is working perfectly with Windows 7.
     
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    The M2N-SLI is not one of Asus' worst boards, which is no honour, but it does mean it is better than hundreds of other boards the company has made. I was until today unaware that the M2N was incompatible with Win7. Believe it or not this has been a genuine issue in the past. The P5N-E SLI was one such example, only a very small handful of the boards produced could install Windows Vista due to a design defect in the hardware. Thankfully since the board is in the top 10 least reliable motherboards of all time hall of fame, it was not made a big deal of due to all the boards' other problems.
    I will warn you, that there is no guarantee (or even much likelihood) that the new board you have purchased is any more reliable than the one it replaced.
     
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    You tried it on Vista AFTER you tried Windows 7?
     
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    That's not the impression I got. From the sentence you quote it sounds like he used to use Vista, then the problems started when he upgraded to 7...
     
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    Yes, exactly that
     
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    So theres no proof what so ever that windows 7 was the culprit. Im just looking at this objectively.
     
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    No, but knowing a similar story from nforce boards and Asus in the past, I'd say it's quite likely it's an OS incompatibility.
     

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