I've been using this board for the past two weeks with the onboard video driving a HP LP3065 at 2560x1600, and can report it works fine, including fullscreen playback of HD .wmv clips (I don't play games). I switched over from an A8N-VM CSM + GeForce 7600GS combo for the similar reasons, i.e. less heat. No obvious differences in image quality to my eyes.Moogles wrote:I had some vague plans of putting this thing in a HFX mini with a Samsung SSD and a 30" screen for completely silent operation. Although a seperate graphics card is an option, I'd rather use integrated graphics since no 3D acceleration is required at all, and a graphics card would add a lot of heat.
A nice added bonus is the ability to go below 1.1V with AM2 CPU's, although the three X2's I have tried (G1 3600+ and 4400+, F2 3800+ EE) have been disappointments on the undervolting front, as none runs 100% stable below 1.00V at idle.
For those interested in running W2K (which Asus is the only 690G user not to support) on this board, use ATI's 7.6 drivers, minus the display driver (I used those for the Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H instead); for the two question marks in the device manager, manually point them to SMBUSati.inf and AtiHDAud.inf from the Asus XP driver set.
For reference, I am running 2x1GB Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400, BIOS 1001, and x86 XP SP2 and W2K dual boot. BIOS 1001 didn't change much for me, only less flickering before the login screen in W2K.