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Beware P4 Overclockers!!

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November 16, 2003 4:10:36 AM

Stay away from P4S800 and all the new SiS 648FX chipset motherboards. My friend just bought a P4S800, it's HORRIBLE, no dual channel memory support. No locking AGP/PCI, can't reach 240FSB. Just a note on Asus's board, horrible chipset cooling, bad voltage support as well. So P4 overclockers beware SIS is HORRIBLE FOR OC, stay with i865pe or i875p. Anybody read anything on VIA yet?

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU

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November 16, 2003 7:41:28 AM

who would even buy that p4s800 in the first place. it does nothing and is useless. my P4C800-Deluxe almost reaches 250FSB with 3200ram in it

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Asus P4C800
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Sapphire 9600pro @ 500/700
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November 16, 2003 8:17:10 AM

Can't blame SiS for missing features, that's an Asus trademark for their SiS boards! Seriously, they purposely handicap their cheapest boards in order to assure they only go to the budget computer market. They don't want them to compete with more expensive boards!

Look at the horrible P4S8X, compare that to Gigabyte's version. The Gigabyte board proves it's not the chipset causing problems, but Asus!

It doesn't really matter how good any SiS chipset is, the fact that these are cheaper means Asus will use them on the worst boards possible.

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November 16, 2003 11:38:22 AM

twofruitz why have you got a 9600pro with that P4 processor? Don't you play many games etc?

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November 16, 2003 1:37:22 PM

Crash have you read anything on how good the VIA chipset overclocks?

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
November 16, 2003 1:45:25 PM

And they actually made P4S800 Deluxe, that makes me angry.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
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November 16, 2003 8:39:34 PM

Why would I? VIA has always produced nothing but headaches for me. For just a few bux more than the 648FX you can get the 655FX from SiS. And for a few bux more, the 865PE. The only excuse for single channel is cost cutting on RAM, and the latest version of the 845 fills that nich. From where I'm sitting, VIA has no market position, and that's a <i>good</i> thing.

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November 17, 2003 12:21:44 AM

Uh...and what does that have to do with the topic?

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November 17, 2003 1:30:14 AM

Cheap Mobo. To make more money.
November 19, 2003 4:50:54 AM

Hmm so you got a P4 system costing quite a bit of money and slumped on the gfx card. Why didn't you get a cheap amd rig like i did and get a second hand 9700pro or a new 9800np? Even a 2400xp at stock with a 9800np would be faster in new games than a 3ghz p4 and 9600pro.....

My amd rig set me back about £240 (cpu,mem and mobo) compared to £380 to get a 2.6 some 3500 memory and a good mobo. With the money I saved I got a second hand 9700pro and my system is as fast as a p4 3ghz + 9800pro 'coz the 9700pro is a good clocker....

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