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March 3, 2004 8:15:08 AM

Hi I wan't to buy a AMD Athlon XP compatible motherboard.
I want the fastest board out there, I have heard that the nForce2 is the fastest for Athlon XP is that true?

"War is much too serious matter to be entrusted to the military"
- Georges Clemenceau

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March 3, 2004 1:46:27 PM

yes as far i know

get an abit nf7 this has been recommended to me and an xp2500 and good ddr 400 memory and set your fsb to 200 and you should have a xp3200 for a fraction of the cost.
it runs 5 deg hotter than std 53 deg max
March 3, 2004 9:17:28 PM

The Abit is a great board for overclocking. I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe board and its a good board. It has a lot of extras like firewire, Serial ATA RAID, and quality audio. Either board is a good choice in my book.
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March 4, 2004 6:06:57 AM

What about the DFI Lanparty NFII Ultra B ?

Also do I need extra cooling if I overclock it like you said beigeboxer? (you know besides the CPU fan)

I think I am going to get a 2700+ (2,17)Ghz...

"War is much too serious matter to be entrusted to the military"
- Georges Clemenceau
March 4, 2004 8:39:50 AM

Hey Dave, the NF7-S also has firewire, soundstorm and ofcourse sata raid. The only thing it doesn't have is gigabit lan. I have been recommending the mobile xp2500+, as it still has unlocked multipliers, costs less than the xp2800+ gives ocs to above 2.3 gigs, and works like a charm on the Nforce boards.
March 4, 2004 6:36:23 PM

Endyen, I just listed some of the features that came with my board. I was unsure if the Abit came with all those extras. Thanks for clearing it up. Hard to stay on top of all these things.