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Topic # 64702 20-Jul-2010 21:54
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Hi geekzone community, i just have a question about my Mobo I used to believe was a NForce 500 chipset when i got it but now trying to sell it to upgrade some sites suggest that it is not NForce 500 but NForce 400 chipset? but on the box states nforce 500??  would you guys know about this my mobo is ASUS M2N E SLI

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  Reply # 354215 20-Jul-2010 22:01
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  Reply # 354218 20-Jul-2010 22:08
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omg Nvidia and ASUS naughty selling old product with new chipset name GRRRRR and me thinking i upgraded last time from nforce 400 to this....Yell 


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  Reply # 354262 20-Jul-2010 23:15
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can you believe this look at CPU-Z screenshot here it states Nforce 4... GRRRYell
I upload it pic but does not show... I had this problem before.... fixed
 



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  Reply # 354273 20-Jul-2010 23:33
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And this is ASUSTek official site info about my mobo....omg.
 

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  Reply # 354276 20-Jul-2010 23:37

According to the wikipedia page, nForce 4 SLI AM2 = nForce 500 SLI. Sounds like it's just rebranding to simplify the product line.

Edit: see https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/NForce_500#nForce_500_SLI_.28nForce4_SLI_AM2.29

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  Reply # 354277 20-Jul-2010 23:40
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nvidia has this trend of renaming their products to look like new, such as their video cards.

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  Reply # 354279 20-Jul-2010 23:42

And http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/mainboard/msi-k9n4-sli-nforce500sli.html

"So, NVIDIA decided to prolong the life of the distinguished nForce4 family and renamed it accordingly. "Regular" nForce4 is named nForce 500 (unlike other models, it offers SATA 1.0 and no RAID 5), nForce 4 Ultra is called nForce 500 Ultra (SATA II, a single graphic port works in x16 mode). nForce 4 SLI is renamed into nForce 500 SLI. It differs in the above mentioned pair of graphics ports supporting "x8+x8" mode. Lanes cannot be reallocated, if you use a single video card. Besides, only nForce 500 SLI offers hardware acceleration for unpacking TCP/IP traffic."



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  Reply # 354280 20-Jul-2010 23:45
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true but for me 500 is progressive number or go after 400 so if i had 400 sli and naturally i saw 500 sli why not think is newer or better. ASUS and NVIDIA bad, why name it 500 sli... to me that is doggy same as nvidia with their videocards selling old cores in 9000 series, I will be taking my business elsewhere next time. My next system will be ATI & Intel instead of AMD&Nvidia.


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