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August 11, 2004 3:37:56 PM

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Hello everybody,

To begin with, I'm from the PIII era, got an 500mHz running at 575 (Asus P3B
motherbord), dont laugh. So...it's a long time since i've been playing with
hardware. Now i'm at the point to buy an AMD processor (XP or 64 don't know
yet). The advice i try to get from you guy's is what kind of motherbord to
buy, not a specific type, but more the brand...asus, abit, msi etc. I like
to overclock the new AMD and wonder which brand does this the easy way ?

Thanx in advance,
Peter
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
August 11, 2004 7:07:53 PM

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> Peterwrote:
--
>
> The advice i try to get from you guy's is what kind of motherbord
to
> buy, not a specific type, but more the brand...asus, abit, msi etc.
I like
> to overclock the new AMD and wonder which brand does this the easy
way ?

Abit and Asus both make overclocking your system easy. Or as easy as
it can be made. :wink: Both brands allow you to overclock the CPU,
memory, PCI and AGP buses. I like ASUS myself, but that's just
personal preference. :D  Both brands have high quality, reliable
boards which are perfect for your intended purpose.

Later,
Ghostrider

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Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
August 11, 2004 9:50:21 PM

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Generally Abit have boards best tailored toward overclocking, although some
other manufacturers are having a pop at the overclocking market also.
For great overclocking plus all round good features, reliability and value
the Abit NF7-S V2.0 takes some beating (for Socket A CPU's).... but don't
get the new NF7-S2 or S2G... they are a bit of a let down.
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"Peter" <mpsyn@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello everybody,
>
> To begin with, I'm from the PIII era, got an 500mHz running at 575 (Asus
P3B
> motherbord), dont laugh. So...it's a long time since i've been playing
with
> hardware. Now i'm at the point to buy an AMD processor (XP or 64 don't
know
> yet). The advice i try to get from you guy's is what kind of motherbord to
> buy, not a specific type, but more the brand...asus, abit, msi etc. I like
> to overclock the new AMD and wonder which brand does this the easy way ?
>
> Thanx in advance,
> Peter
>
>
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Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
August 11, 2004 10:07:04 PM

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Well,if you're on a budget and want to go the A64 route,take a look at the
Chaintech VNF3-250($82.99 at newegg). There's a review of this board and a few
others at Anandtech.com. They liked it alot. I just got mine delivered
today,along with an A64 2800(free Far Cry w/cpu) and the total was about $245.

>Now i'm at the point to buy an AMD processor (XP or 64 don't
>know
>> yet). The advice i try to get from you guy's is what kind of motherbord to
>> buy, not a specific type, but more the brand...asus, abit, msi etc. I like
>> to overclock the new AMD and wonder which brand does this the easy way ?
August 12, 2004 2:04:38 AM

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Everyone has their pet brand...asus, abit, epox, dfi... but as far as
nforce2 chipset motherboards (for the Athlon XP) I have really enjoyed my
Leadtek K7N CR18D Pro II
-has the PCI and AGP buses locked to stay within spec (common for nforce2
mainboards), lots of memory and FSB, multiplier etc options in BIOS. Stable.
Has the MCP-T southbridge chipset with nforce soundstorm Audio processor
(APU) onboard and SPDIF output.
The board supports Dual Channel memory (to DDR400 speed), Serial ATA Raid,
IEEE1394 (Firewire), Dual LAN, USB 2.0, AGP4x/8x, and Dolby Digital
Interactive Encoding -all the bells and whistles.

The best overclockers for AthlonXP are currently the "barton" core Athlon XP
2500+ and 2600+ which can be overclocked simply by upping the bus speed from
166MHz (x2 for DDR) to 200MHz (x2 for DDR) or higher if you are lucky
(memory, mainboard and cpu dependent). Even better is getting hold of a
mobile Athlon XP derivative as they are exceptional samples and run cool -so
can be overclocked that much further.

As for Athlon XP 64, i'm waiting for the nforce4 chipset -hopefully
Soundstorm will feature (with an upgrade in capability?) unlike nforce3
which was a dissapointment (no Soundstorm). nforce4 will be capable of
supporting Dual PCI express slots so that nvidias new 6800GT graphics cards
can run in SLI.

another good resource is www.nforcershq.com .

best of luck.

Mav




"Peter" <mpsyn@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:4119e8e3$0$65124$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
> Hello everybody,
>
> To begin with, I'm from the PIII era, got an 500mHz running at 575 (Asus
P3B
> motherbord), dont laugh. So...it's a long time since i've been playing
with
> hardware. Now i'm at the point to buy an AMD processor (XP or 64 don't
know
> yet). The advice i try to get from you guy's is what kind of motherbord to
> buy, not a specific type, but more the brand...asus, abit, msi etc. I like
> to overclock the new AMD and wonder which brand does this the easy way ?
>
> Thanx in advance,
> Peter
>
>
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2004 2:16:11 AM

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On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 11:37:56 +0200, "Peter" <mpsyn@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hello everybody,

>To begin with, I'm from the PIII era, got an 500mHz running at 575 (Asus P3B
>motherbord), dont laugh. So...it's a long time since i've been playing with
>hardware. Now i'm at the point to buy an AMD processor (XP or 64 don't know
>yet). The advice i try to get from you guy's is what kind of motherbord to
>buy, not a specific type, but more the brand...asus, abit, msi etc. I like
>to overclock the new AMD and wonder which brand does this the easy way ?

>Thanx in advance,
>Peter

DFI Infinity / Lan, Abit NF7-S v2.0, and ASUS are the three best. Abit
are the ' leader amongst equals '

BoroLad
August 12, 2004 6:39:21 AM

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Thank u all !
Peter
!