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Best MB to use Intel 3.2E Processor

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November 23, 2004 2:54:45 AM

Can anyone offer a Manufacturer who can provide the best over all performance/features MB for my EXPENSIVE Intel 3.2E processor that has a L-3 cache of 2MB? I am partial to Intel,Asus but will consider others. I would like stability & efficiency along with a superior chipset (like the new SIS TX) to be onboard. Also I need integrated lan,IEEE ports,multiple usb ports and possibly onboard Video (if possible).

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a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2004 3:45:32 AM

LOL

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November 23, 2004 3:50:06 AM

Intel 3.2E processor that has a L-3 cache of 2MB.
ROFLMAOROFLMAOROFLMAOROFLMAOROFLMAOROFLMAOROFLMAOROFLMAO :lol: 

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November 23, 2004 10:05:40 AM

Ok I'll guess with you....and the joke is???? Aside from your complete "uncool" response?
November 23, 2004 11:16:42 AM

the new SIS TX chipset is the BEST match for intel pentium IV

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a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2004 12:21:11 PM

OK, well, 3.2E is Prescott, has 1MB L2 cache. 3.2EE is the one with 2MB L3. The SiS 656TX and similar chipsets are fairly old, the top chipsets for Intel CPU's are the 865 series, 875P, 915 series, and 925. Have you been following this stuff or buying randomly?

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November 23, 2004 4:36:46 PM

You're going to hate on-board graphics. Why waste a superior chip and a fast chipset with this junk? Get a good GPU!

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November 23, 2004 7:33:30 PM

Ok my bad for the misdesignation of the chip...you knew which chip I was referring to anyway cause it's the ONLY one available with a L-3 cache of 2mb so stop with the arrogance and maybe share some useful info....And you are the one who is behind there amart guy Intel's newest chipset is the 775 series....get a life loser!!
November 23, 2004 8:07:55 PM

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And you are the one who is behind there amart guy Intel's newest chipset is the 775 series....get a life loser!!

Im afraid you are wrong again, Intel now uses socket775 HOWEVER the chipsets that go with this socket are the 915 and 925 as crashman said. Socket775 is not a chipset.

In answer to your origional question, Abit are doing very well at the moment. I have heard about a lot of voltage regulation issues with some of the asus 865/875 boards.
Are you planning on getting DDR2 and a PCI-e graphics card? Because if not you will need to find yourself a board with an AGP slot and DDR slots.
a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2004 8:30:46 PM

Ah, OK, what he said. Anyway, most of the people asking questions have already looked into the technology. I can help you with board selection, but preferably after you know about the platforms.

Abit IS7 is relatively inexpensive, full-featured, and a good performer. If you want something cheaper that's still a good performer, several sites are carrying surplus Gigabyte GA-8ISXT-FS OEM boards for around $32. The reason they're so cheap? They're surplus OEM boards.

I can't really recommend spending a big wad of money on a "better" board than the Abit IS7 simply because all the more expensive boards are so close to it in performance and features. I tested the Asus P4C800-E Deluxe and found it lacking in quality (VRM issues). I like my Soyo P4I875P Dragon 2 version 1.0, but I got it free and really don't do business with Soyo.

If you'd like newer technology, PCI-Express boards in Socket 478 are kind of rare, but Asus is releasing the P4GD1 with that socket and a 915 chipset. It's similar to previous i865PE chipset boards, except for the type of expansion slots it provides.

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November 23, 2004 9:23:18 PM

Before we all start recommending you boards are you using a socket775 or socker478 P4EE?
November 24, 2004 2:13:01 AM

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November 24, 2004 2:51:55 AM

So, what kind of person comes to a place like this, and responds to one of the fixtures here (Crashman) the way you have.
Obviously your interpersonal skills are as good as your hardware skills. E-bay that overpriced Intel crap, and get yourself a Dell, or just go some place that ryhms with that company.
November 24, 2004 3:05:53 PM

Socket 478 P4EE
November 24, 2004 3:14:26 PM

Ok Guys let me see if maybe I can clear this up a bit.
I am currently using my Intel 3.2EE processor in an Intel 865Perl board and it runs fine.....I just don't see anywhere in hardware identification that the L-3 cache is even being recognized? If so, isn't this chip being underutilized? Or is it that this chip can not be fully (hardware identified) unless a board (specifically designed for this chip) is used? Hence my dillema.....Is there a board out there (regardless of price) that will fully utilized all that this chip is designed to provide?
November 24, 2004 3:53:10 PM

Now your talkin...I looked at that board and it has EXACTLY what I need. One question: This 2mb L-3 cache onboard the Intel 3.2EE chip....is it recognizable/utilized to it's fullest with this board? What is the best hardware ID utility I can use to check that status?
November 24, 2004 4:38:42 PM

Download CPU-Z That should give you info on the L3 cache I think... (Gotta admit I haven't tried it on that chip... You've got one expensive chip there!)

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November 24, 2004 6:38:19 PM

Any 865/875 based board should recognise the P4EE edition (some may require a BIOS update but I doubt it). The cache is controlled by the CPU and not the chipset so there is no reason why it shouldnt be recognised.
November 24, 2004 10:13:56 PM

BINGO....that did the trick...many thanks....now I see the L-3 cache is fully recognized and utilized in my Asus P4S800D-E board. I don't know why the Intel 865Perl board wouldn't show the L-3 cache using it's own Intel hardware detection utility??
Ok looks like this was definitely the place to get solid answers and good advice. And yes this $950 chip is one "bad M-F" I love it and the whole system is very stable in either the Asus board or the Intel 865 board. Love this SIS655TX chipset as well!!!
November 24, 2004 10:53:36 PM

You tried overclocking that chip? I would be interested to know if the P4EE's overclock as well as the normal northwoods.
November 25, 2004 2:56:50 AM

Haven't really fooled around with overclocking so am rather hesitant to do so. At $950 (more money than I have EVER paid for a processor) I think I'll leave that one to the guys who can afford to burn it up. I really just did this to find a suitable system for my high end customers who wanted a machine setup that would be more stable than the AMD systems and yet as powerful.
November 25, 2004 3:03:05 AM

Troll.
November 25, 2004 9:54:32 AM

In my experience AMD systems are just as stable as P4 systems, especially with the introduction of the Athlon64. Bear in mind that the new P4 prescott is the hottest desktop CPU thathas ever been made.
November 25, 2004 6:12:05 PM

Yea I think you might be right about AMD systems however one of my jobs is a Factory rep for several online resellers like CyberPower,IbuyPower,ABS...etc and in the field I see LOTS of unstable AMD systems. I have yet to see even 1 Intel based system with similar issues. My prescott 2.8E chip in my other computer is quite fast but can't even come close to this 3.2EE chip. That's HARD data ...sorry bout that.
November 25, 2004 6:49:56 PM

Instability could be a combination of power supply, chipset, cooling, drivers, O/S, memory, program, or any of the above. I don't know anybody with an Alien that has an unstable rig. Of course, that is an upper-end AMD box which lends itself to quality parts. Compare your 3.2EE to an A64 FX-55 in benchmarks and see which one is faster. Both CPU's cost about the same.

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November 25, 2004 7:25:24 PM

On second thought forget it. The 3.6 Prescott seems to pound you in most tests <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=227..." target="_new">here.</A> Looks like you wasted your money! :lol: 


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November 27, 2004 1:57:37 PM

Guess most of us wasted our money except for the relative few cutting edge buyers who can afford to keep up with the bi-monthly upgrades in hardware.

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