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     Home > Products > Motherboard > Archives 

    The specifications may be slightly different by region accordingly. Please contact your local dealer for more details.
     
    NFORCE3-A (V1.0A)
    Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64 processor
  • WHQL
  • HT1600
  • DDR400
  • NVRAID
  • nTune
  • 10/100 LAN
  • Serial ATA
  • 6 Channel audio
  • USB 2.0
  • ATA 133
  • Color map


  •   HT 1600
    AMD64 technology provides simultaneous support for 32-bit and 64-bit computing with 1600MT/s system bus HyperTransport technology.
     
      DDR 400
    Supports bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s to provide enhanced system performance.
     
      NVRAID
    Uniquely allows users to assign an extra disk to any RAID volume so that should a disk failure occur NVIDIA RAID will automatically remote the failed disk and replace it with the spare.
     
      Serial ATA
    Serial ATA is the next generation ATA specification that provides superior performance. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software compatibility.
     
      ATA133
    Supports Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 IDE devices, data transfer rate up to 133MB/s
     
      6-Channel Audio
    Onboard 6-channel audio CODEC supports uncompromising DVD audio quality, bringing a move vivid sound experience and high-quality 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards
     
      10/100 LAN
    Provides 10/100 Mbps solution to your network or broadhand connection without having to buy an extra LAN card.
     
      USB 2.0
    USB2.0 is the latest connectivity standard which delivers transfer speeds up to 480Mb/s for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
     
      nTune
    Easy, safe and high performance over-clocking available for NVIDIA NFORCE. Performance wizards allow automatic tuning for optimal performance or the quietest operation.
     
      WHQL Certificate
    WHQL Certificate
     
    CPUº Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64/Sempron processor
    º High-performance Hyper Transport CPU interface.
    º Support transfer rate of 1600/1200/800/400 mega-transfers per second.
    CHIPSETº NVIDIA nForce3 250 single chip
    MEMORYº 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM socket support up to 2 GB
    º Support DDR400/333 DDR SDRAM
    Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS.
    For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation

    EXPANSION SLOTº 1 x AGP 8X/4X slot
    º 5 x PCI slots
    STORAGEº Supported by nForce3
        • 4 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices
        • 2 x Serial ATA devices
        • RAID0, RAID1& RAID 0+1 configuration
    AUDIOº Realtek ALC655 6-Channel audio CODEC
    º Compliant with AC'97 2.3 specification
    LANº Realtek RTL8201BL 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet PHY
    REAR PANEL I/Oº 1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
    º 4 x USB ports
    º 1 x RJ45 LAN connector
    º 1 x Parallel port (LPT)
    º 1 x Serial port (COM1)
    º 1 x Audio port (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in)
    INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS & HEADERSº 1 x 20-pin ATX Power Supply Connector
    º 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V connector
    º 2 x IDE connectors
    º 2 x Serial ATA connectors
    º 2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 Ports
    º 1 x Speaker header
    º 1 x IrDA for SIR header
    º 1 x SPDIF out header
    º 1 x Front panel switch/LED header
    º 1 x Front panel audio header
    º 1 x CD in header
    º CPUFAN/SYSFAN connectors
    SYSTEM BIOSº Award BIOS with 2Mb Flash ROM
    º Supports Plug and Play 1.0B, APM 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
    º Supports ACPI revision 1.0 specification
    FORM FACTORº ATX Size, 295mm*205mm

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       BIOS(2)

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       MANUAL(2)


    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    Please read the notes carefully before updating BIOS.
    1.Do not update the BIOS if the system is running fine. Unsuccessful BIOS flash may cause the system fails to boot up. The manufacturer is not responsible for any BIOS flash failure.
    2.Make sure your M/B PCB version number first, and then read the updated description & special note carefully to check if the new BIOS version patch pertain to your current problem.
    (How to recognize the M/B PCB version)
    3.Please DO NOT reboot system,unplug power supply and remove battery during BIOS update process.
    4.It is recommended to use the updated flash utility included in each BIOS download package.
    (How to use flash utility).

    Question
    I use SATA Plextor PX-716SA ODD with Nforce3-A939 the system will freeze up at post screen. 


    Answer
    Please update Nforace3-A939 v1.0d BIOS or above version to patch this issue.



    * means validated by ECS at time of writing. Changes to component or CPU may produce a different outcome. The result shown is for reference only and is subject to change w/o notification.

    SocketFamilyProcessorP/N Number WattageFrequencyL2 Cache L3 Cache SteppingSince BIOS
    Socket 754AMD Athlon™ 642800+ (Rev.CG)N/AN/A1800 MHzN/A512KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Athlon™ 643000+ (Rev.C0)N/AN/A2000 MHzN/A512KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Athlon™ 643000+ (Rev.CG)N/AN/A2000 MHzN/A512KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Athlon™ 643200+ (Rev.C0)N/AN/A2200 MHzN/A1MBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Athlon™ 643200+ (Rev.CG)N/AN/A2200 MHzN/A512KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Athlon™ 643400+ (Rev.C0)N/AN/A2200 MHzN/A1MBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Athlon™ 643400+ (Rev.CG)N/AN/A2400 MHzN/A512KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Athlon™ 643700+ (Rev.CG)N/AN/A2400 MHzN/A1MBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™2500+ 64bit (Rev.E6)N/AN/A1400 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™2600+ (Rev.D0)N/AN/A1600 MHzN/A128KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™2600+ (Rev.E3)N/AN/A1600 MHzN/A128KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™2600+ 64bit (Rev.E6)N/AN/A1600 MHzN/A128KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™2800+ (Rev.D0)N/AN/A1600 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™2800+ (Rev.E3)N/AN/A1600 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™2800+ 64bit (Rev.E6)N/AN/A1600 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3000+ (Rev.CG)N/AN/A1800 MHzN/A128KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3000+ (Rev.E3)N/AN/A1800 MHzN/A128KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3000+ 64bit (Rev.E6)N/AN/A1800 MHzN/A128KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3100+ (Rev.CG)N/AN/A1800 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3100+ (Rev.D0)N/AN/A1800 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3100+ (Rev.E3)N/AN/A1800 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3100+ 64bit (Rev.E6)N/AN/A1800 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3300+ (Rev.D0)N/AN/A2000 MHzN/A128 KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3300+ (Rev.E3)N/AN/A2000 MHzN/A128 KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3300+ 64bit (Rev.E6)N/AN/A2000 MHzN/A128KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3400+ (Rev.E)N/AN/A2000 MHzN/A512KBN/A1.0f
    Socket 754AMD Sempron™3400+ 64bit (Rev.E6)N/AN/A2000 MHzN/A256KBN/A1.0f
    Model: NFORCE3-A
    PCB Version: V1.0A
    Expansion_Slot: AGP8X
    USB: 2.0
    Audio Pin: Front Panel Audio Connector
    USB Pin: Front Panel USB Connector
    IR Pin: Infrared Port
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