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November 24, 2003 4:23:43 AM

Just wondering how is your experience in terms of overclocking with the Asus P4P800 motherboard?

I currently own one and am having a real hard time getting this board to run stable.
My system includes:
Asus P4P800
Intel P4 2.4C
Corsair 2x256MB PC3200LL
ATI Radeon 9800 Non-Pro (Flashed to PRO)
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 80GB SATA
Enermax EG651P-VE 550W

If I don't overclock the CPU/FSB at all for some reason I get a VCore of 1.2X ± 0.2X (X being any number 1-9) no matter where I set the VCore at. However if I do overclock the FSB by even 1 which would be at 201FSB the VCore goes back to a normal at 1.5X. Any idea what's causing that to happen?

I am currently running the FSB at 250 which is 3.0GHz and I set the memory timings to auto and running Prime95 at this very moment. I had the memory timing at 2-2-3-6 earlier today but Prime95 halted after 52mins so now I'm trying auto.

If anyone who owns an Asus P4P800 and do overclock could please leave me some information and experiences with their overclocking with the motherboard I'd appreciate it.

Things I would like to know:
Highest stable overclock
Ram and CPU being used

Bios settings:
Voltages (CPU, AGP, RAM)
Peformance Mode
Memory settings (timing, acceleration performance mode)

and anything important that you think I should know. Thanks!
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November 26, 2003 6:04:13 AM

I have Asus's TOP board, the P4C800-E Deluxe. It cost me over $180, and the core voltage fluctuates by over 3x the amount of the line voltage! I've lost my faith in Asus, how about you?

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November 27, 2003 4:35:32 AM

Wow and are you sure it's not a defect or anything?
First time I got my board the 3-pin fan connectors went out so I got it RMA'ed. After having it returned I have to have it overclocked at least by 1FSB just to keep my VCore at a normal voltage.

Yeah I think I lost faith in Asus. I might start going towards Abit and their Max series next which may suit me better although I just saw a review over at Digital-Daily.com and they were claiming they got a 300FSB stable overclock off the P4P800 and had the best performance in most of the tests....
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November 27, 2003 4:25:44 PM

I'd better NOT get those problems when I get mine! lol
November 28, 2003 6:22:22 AM

well, Ihave that board running on 512 DDR400 Corsair XMS dual channel Platinum with a P4 2.8 800FSB and have it at 10% overclocked . It reads at almost 3.1GHZ with low remp readings all around and is very stable.
I had to go back and make sure the memory max limiter was on. Runs good!
i have a feeling that the biggest problempeople are having is choosing the best memory for the board they have.I only picked this due to the capatibility with this board. It had been tested. There are probably other makers of memory like Geil or Mushkin that might be better.
its not like we are all rich and could just experiment with all the combos out there.
doing ones homework, along with good reviews is a must.
my bus speed is at 233MHZ
November 28, 2003 5:17:26 PM

I have great results with this mobo. My only gripe with it is when you oc any part of it too much, it can been a bitch to set it back down. You would always have to flash the cmos. You will have to adjust the timmings to like 2.5-4-4-8 to get those high OC jobs to run stable.

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December 9, 2003 10:06:53 PM

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[The P4C800-E Deluxe] core voltage fluctuates by over 3x the amount of the line voltage! I've lost my faith in Asus, how about you?

So what's a good alternative? There's no other board with the same features...

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December 10, 2003 12:08:00 AM

Dunno, IC7-G? I've heard that Abit has other problems, something about RAM stability when overclocking I think.

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December 20, 2003 5:47:22 AM

guys, I went from an IC7-G to an Asus P4P800 Deluxe for two reasons. the IC7-G wouldn't give a stable overclock at 250FSB at 1:1 OR 5:4. It just wouldn't do it. Also, in tests, the P4P800 beat the IC7-G in performace across the boards. My P4P800's running 1:1 @ 250 solid. Was running fine at 262 FSB (could possibly go further) but I figured I've wasted enough cash on RMA's and shipping. Happy at 3.25Ghz. I will say my internal USB 7-in-1 FDD/Flash drive is giving me headaches. I don't know if it's a USB problem with the board or I have a bad drive.

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January 26, 2004 5:44:07 PM

You know your stuff. And I will agree with you. And I do know i'm not going with Asus. It's just a question now of who else. I know Abit, but what about Gigabyte for a good stable board with features and decent service and support/

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January 26, 2004 9:12:22 PM

Gigabyte is a reputable company, and offers boards with dual 3-phase power (they call it 6-phase), and that's all I know. I've only owned a few Gigabyte boards, none were defective so I have no ideas about their RMA policy or tech support.

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January 27, 2004 1:33:16 AM

I currently own a gigabyte board and im pretty happy with it. The manual that came with it was great, overclocks well and there tech department is decent.Basical i dont have really any thing bad to say about gigayte.
January 27, 2004 3:24:04 AM

I have my 2.4c running at 2.89ghz (20% OC). I use crap RAM (Elixir) but it is extremely stable and performs well. I can't complain.

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PIV 2.4c @ 2.89ghz
1gig PC3200 (512mbx2)
ASUS P4P800
GF3 Ti200 64mb (soon to be replaced)
WinXP Pro
3DMark2001SE: 6300
3DMark2003: 688
January 27, 2004 4:30:42 AM

I use elixer too.It sucks.
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