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ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 Geforce 6100 Motherboard Review

ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 Geforce 6100 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 is a microATX form factor motherboard that is well suited for compact mini-tower desktop computer chassis.
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External Mfg. Website: ASRock Jan 04 2006   Colin Sun  
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MicroATX Motherboard Layout

The components on the ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 motherboard are laid out well, but because of its compact size it's necessary to remove the videocard first before memory can be installed. Keep that in mind during installation and it will save you a bit of time.

There isn't a whole lot of space between the passive aluminum heatsink on the Geforce 6100 chipset and the PCI Express x16 slot, so it is possible some larger third-party VGA cooling systems may not fit. The 30mm tall passive heatsink relies upon airflow from the adjacent CPU heatsink fan to maintain proper operating temperatures, and stays mildly warm even when the onboard graphics are used. While this next point probably won't be an issue for users likely to adopt the ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2, we should also mention that if watercooling solutions are installed it's advisable to add extra case fans or the chipset may overheat for lack of airflow.

The nVidia 410MCP is also passively cooled with a small orange heatsink which is short enough that it will not get in the way of the PCI expansion cards.

The onboard GeForce 6100 GPU will accommodate dual monitors if a stand alone graphics card is installed into the system, which is a great feature for business users who need the extra desktop screen space. The Geforce 6100 is best suited for 2D graphics (standard non-gaming computer work), so multi-screen gaming is going to be a very limiting affair..

Don't miss the expert tips further ahead in the review, but right now we're going to look at the Geforce 6100 architecture.

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Contents of Article: ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2
 Pg 1.  ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 Geforce 6100 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  — MicroATX Motherboard Layout
 Pg 3.  nVidia GeForce 6100 Chipset Details
 Pg 4.  nVIDIA PureVideo
 Pg 5.  Overclocking and BIOS Options
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SYSMark2004
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark 05
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: Doom 3 and conclusion

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