OCers lend me your ears!!

In my quest to build a new system, I've decided to go down the AMD path. Knowing this, let me ask you...Which mobo should I get for ocing( If it's not stable don't bother), AND which cpu(specifically) should I pair it with?? I was thinking about the Abit KG7 w/ an Tbird 1.4 or 1.3.

What are your opinions oh, great squeezers of blood from turnips?!?!
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  1. asus a7v133 for pc133 or asus a7m for ddr pc-2100.
    make sure you get cl2 ram.
    processor choice doesn't matter. personally i'd get a 1.13ghz and o/c it.
  2. IWILL KK266 for PC133, outstanding stability and overclockability. No idea for DDR ram setups.

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    asus a7m for ddr pc-2100.

    It doesn't have <b>Multiplier Swith</b> in either BIOS or Dipswitch, so I wouldn't get it if I intend to overclock!

    :smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
  4. DEFINITELY the KG7-RAID. No doubt in my mind. Stable, brand new, and more options than you could possibly know what to do with.

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    Stable, brand new

    hmm - can anyone say oxymoron?

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  6. Abit makes good [-peep-], I would also reccomend the kg7-raid, plus you will have 8 ide channels to play with(or raid up heh).

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  7. oxymoron

    you do not strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
  8. thanks for that!

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  9. Yeah, I see your point, peteb. But Abit makes stable stuff, everyone knows that.

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  10. The KT7A seemed to have probs - I think it got taken off AMD recommended boards, or I might be mistaken.

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  11. I haven't had any problems whatsoever with mine. And I don't have the newest BIOS either (I have ZT, shipped with it). A friend of mine just got one, too. No problems so far, but too early to tell for sure.

    I think the higher number of reported problems are just because it's a popular board.

    Oh, someone else I know who has a KT7 hasn't had any problem with that, either.

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  12. I love how they recomend VIA chipsets =P

    ROFL@U
  13. Almost as much as everyone here dislikes you, FUGGER :)

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  14. Just my 2-cents, but I've built alot of abit boards and the
    only thing that I think needs real work is the USB.

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  15. Epox 8K7A+ is superb. It has Front side bus up to 166, multiplier adjustment, Ram voltage adjustment, and vcore over 2 volts (according to bios and via hardware monitor).
    I've overclocked my 1.4 to 1.6 several different ways. If you want a bigger overclock for your money try and get a 1.33 GHz AYHJA. You'll probably pay $30 less but overclock just as high as the 1.4 GHz.
    Its a DDR motherboard that has the AMD761 chipset and it is very stable even at high temperatures.
  16. Fugger isnt recomended though ...he comes Via the troll network.


    :cool: Go stick that in ya pipe and smoke it!
  17. KT7?? I'm not talking the KT7, I'm talking about the soon to be released KG7.
  18. Yeah, we know. We changed gears momentarily. Since there's only one review in existance for the KG7, we're trying to predict how stable it'll be based on their past products.
    Yes, I know it's grasping at straws in the dark :)

    As a side note, there's a good interview with a guy from Abit (can't remember who) <A HREF="http://www.accelenation.com/?doc=37" target="_new">here</A>.
    Colored PCBs on motherboards :)

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  19. No matter what board you get make sure make sure you get PC150 RAM and not PC133 RAM. Go with Kingston or Corsair. It will cost ever so slighly more but will give a massive performance boost.

    Very Good PC133 might OC to near 150Mhz FSB but the PC150 will go to 160Mhz FSB.


    1.6Ghz/133 (12x multiplier) will be slower than 1.5Ghz/150 (10x multiplier).

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  20. Get the 1.4G

    I've heard on the grapevine, maybe these very pages that they are already multiplier unlocked.


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  21. Pretty much every CPU made now is unlocked. AMD CPUs, of course. Can't say the same about Intel :)

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  22. I've ordered two chips recently and both came unlocked.
    1.2 GHz AXIAR came unlocked, and 1.4 GHz AYHJA as well. So I'm running my 1.4 @ 1.5 (150 MHz front side bus 10 multiplier) and soon I'll see how high I can get my friends 1.2 GHz. I'll probably just put the front side bus to 145 and thats it, good performance boost and safe overclock, my friend doesn't need an overclock anyways, he is going from a k6-2 500 to a Tbird "C" 1.2
    :-D
  23. Ok. So tell me, in your opinion if this is a good oc'able system:

    M.B. Abit KG7
    CPU AMD TB 1.4 oc'ed to whatever
    Case Coolmaster ATC201
    PS Enermax 431W
    Video GF3(prolly hercules)
    Memory PC2400 2X256MB(been told Crucial or Corsair)
    HD IBM Deskstar GXP series
    HSF NC's Silverado

    Does this sound like a good oc'able, solid system??? I don't know squat about new memory, so I don't know if that pc2400 is 150, how can I tell??
  24. Only Corsair makes PC2400. Get that if you're going to overclock.

    Looks like a good system, though.

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    I don't know squat about new memory, so I don't know if that pc2400 is 150, how can I tell??


    PC150 RAM is SDR SDRAM
    PC2400 RAM is DDR SDRAM

    I am not familiar with the KG7 so I dont know whether it runs SDR or DDR. Depending on which it runs get the matching RAM above for maximum overclocking potential.


    Get one of the 60 series IBM drives not the 75 series. The 60 series runs faster and more quiet, and for some strange reason I think it's cheaper too.


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  26. I have a T-Bird 1.13GHz system that I have overclocked to 1.3Ghz and it works just fine. I have the Abit KT7A-Raid motherboard which is one of best ones rated on Tom's Hardware Guide. I only have PC133 RAM but since I am not overclocking the FSB (I just upped the multiplier) my RAM is still perfectly stable. I have been thinking of trying to get the FSB up to like 150MHz, but I don't know how unstable that will make my system....
  27. KG7 is DDR-SDRAM, Abit's only DDR board so far.

    Oh, and it doesn't have 8 IDE channels, it has four. Four channels will support 8 devices though.

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  28. Heh, meant to say 8 ide "devices" to play with, my bad.

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  29. That's what I figured.

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