Users with longer AGP videocards such as
the GeForce4 Ti4600, GeForceFX 5800/5900 or even ATi Radeon 9800 Pro will have
to remove the card before installing more memory on this board. That's the
price to pay if you want to have six PCI slots on a motherboard...
The KX18D Pro II is a bit of a tease, it offers some of the
most versatile voltage options I've ever seen on a stock motherboard, yet, the
KX18D Pro II suffers from a congested area around the CPU socket. The board also
lacks the four PCB mounting holes that AMD used to require. I hazard to say
that if those two little points where checked off, this nForce2 mobo would
at the top of the list for any enthusiast with their eyes set on overclocking.
Still, you can't keep a good horse down for such trivial things, now can you?
Heatsink Clearance Measurements|
|Bottom (cam) Clearance:
|Left Side (arm) Clearance:
|Right Side Clearance
|Socket Mounting Holes:
|Max. Heatsink Base Dimensions:
||~74 x 83 mm|
Note: Approx. measurements are made
from the edge of the socket (not the clips) to the closest obstacle
taller than the ZIF socket itself.
The socket is 51mm across,
and 62mm from top to
It seems like Albatron
ram out of room near the CPU socket as there are quite
a few obstructions (ESR capacitors) near by. The Northbridge HSF is
close to the CPU socket, and there are five Sanyo 6.3V 2200 microfarad
capacitors in close proximity.
Without the four adjacent mounting holes, you won't be able to
bolt on any of the larger socket A heatsinks of old on this board. Clip on
heatsinks like the Thermalright SLK-800 or Vantec Aeroflow should fit on the
motherboard just fine though.