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ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:17 am

ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Motherboard Review

Earlier this year ASRock surprised us with their M3A780GXH/128M motherboard. Today we look at that boards successor, the ASRock M3A785GXH/128M motherboard. The new board features an integrated Radeon HD 4200 with 128mb of DDR3 onboard. Is it enough to run FarCry 2? Hit the link to find out.

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The ASRock M3A785GXH128M uses a 4+1 Phase power design. While this might be a red flag for some, we were able to overclock a 140W Phenom II X4 965 to a vCore of 1.55v with just a simple 80mm fan blowing across the MOSFETs. With a BIOS made for overclocking and AMD's awesome OverDrive at our disposal we were able to squeeze an extra 500mhz out of our Phenom II X4 965 Black edition Processor. Even with bare MOSFETS we had no trouble cranking up the voltage to 1.52v. and were able to reach 3.9GHz!


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Re: ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Motherboard Review

Postby Dragon_Cooler » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:31 am

Congrats on the first review Trey!! It was a really great write up!
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Re: ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Motherboard Review

Postby HONkUS » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:11 pm

Im afraid I can't take too much credit for it, Nate helped ALOT. Thanks though.
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Re: ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Motherboard Review

Postby skier » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:52 pm

HONkUS wrote:Im afraid I can't take too much credit for it, Nate helped ALOT. Thanks though.


well, a motherboard isnt exactly the easiest thing to start with!

i want to know more about that Crossfire card, it says SLI/CrossfireX on it, but you didn't mention the SLI aspect, or is the chip compatible with both but the board isn't (ie. they mass produce that card to suit an SLI board and a separate Crossfire board)
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Re: ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Motherboard Review

Postby HONkUS » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:31 pm

Well the board only supports Crossfire. The paddle card is a generic paddle card that could be used for an ASRock SLi board if they chose to make one with a paddle card. The "Crossfire/SLI" marking are simply a cost cutting feature, like the paddle itself. Instead of printing some with "Crossfire" and some with "SLI" they can just print them all this way which saves money.
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