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    Default Odd Asus AM2 motherboard

    I just won it on ebay: See it here.

    gold PCB, single fan on the northbridge, 1 pci express graphics slot, and "MSNSLI" silkscreened on the PCB.

    has anybody ever seen one like this? I've asked the seller for some clarification.
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    Whats wrong with the single fan on the northbridge?
    Quote Originally Posted by JFK
    The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly

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    nothing wrong with a fan on the northbridge, actually, it's one of the least troubling aspects of the board.
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    I was thinking it was hybrid sli capable, but it dosen't have onboard video...
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    turns out the board was released by Asus, but for only about a month. SLI was possible with the 16x and the 4x slot, which is open ended, but only at 8x and 4x. This was possible on some socket 939 boards with the nforce 4 ultra chipsets. The M2N that actually made it to market had been significantly altered.

    Hexus.net preview of Asus AM2 boards

    the first board is identical in nearly every respect to the board I just bought. Differences are minor, passive cooling on the northbridge and the 4x slot is closed, there's also a sticker with "M2N" on it where my board has the factory silkscreen of "M2NSLI".

    the only thing I'm having a hard time figuring out is what the Nvidia MCP55S chipset is. I believe it is the nforce 560
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