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April 20, 2003 11:12:19 PM

Let me if theres any known issues...

P4 Northwood 2.4bghz
MSI 655 MAX-LS
2X256 PC3200 PCZ "Performance" Memory
Radeon 9700

The memory is dumb, I dont like OCZ.... But its worked flawless in several systems now, hopefully in this one too...

My questions are, any known issues with these or with these combined? And also, how easy would it be to overclock the cpu while staying with air cooling?

Thanks all!

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April 21, 2003 1:00:44 AM

no idea unless you try it..=P
April 21, 2003 2:01:59 AM

no issues that i know about, but try posting in a forum devoted to Intel MSI boards
also, don't just get "any" 2.4b, get it from <A HREF="http://phamcomputer.safeshopper.com/73/572.htm" target="_new">http://phamcomputer.safeshopper.com/73/572.htm&lt;/A> if you're smart. you take your chances with fry's outpost, i got an SL6RZ malay Q chip from the tray there, and they SUCK. pham guarantees costa rica, which is the good stuff. SL6EF are also good chips. and any SL6RZ L chip, not Q, does decently (though not as well as a 3 chip, which signifies Costa Rica)

oh, and how well do they do with aircooling? 3Ghz at stock voltage guaranteed, and they generally get to 3.2-3.6 overall

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April 21, 2003 8:31:15 PM

Hmm... I'm curious, everybody has an opinion about the Intel plant we have here in Costa Rica, why do you say it is the good stuff? any links? TIA
April 21, 2003 8:57:42 PM

Are you building yet another computer, or "upgrading" the 2500+?


Those who live in glass houses shouldn't take showers. :tongue:
April 21, 2003 10:15:27 PM

well it seems you've gotten lucky with a few batches of 2.4Bs, that's why i say that =)

i don't personally know of any specifics about one plant being better than another, just that some batches out-perform others.
here's your link: <A HREF="http://forum.oc-forums.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadi..." target="_new">http://forum.oc-forums.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadi...;/A>
be warned: the thread is now 44 pages long. basically the summary is that costa rica SL6EF, SL6RZ, and SL6S2 (2.53ghz) chips are doing really well. chips from the malaysian plant that have "L" at the front of their FPO/Batch# also do really well. It's the Q chips you gotta stay away from.
As i said though, i don't really have an opinion on the plant, just that recently it has produced very overclockable chips :D 

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