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November 12, 2002 7:02:26 AM

Hi to everyone, I have decide to buy one of Abits Max 2 motherboards the IT7 MAX2 (Intel i845E) and can not decide on the P42.0A or the 2.4B CPU. I know the difference in the FSB (400 or 553) and was wondering which would the best buy, taking into account the over clocking capabilities of the MAX2, and the price difference between the two, which is $100.00 in New Zealand. Is one chip maybe better than the other in the form of satiability?

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November 12, 2002 8:27:25 AM

P4 2.0A is a risky overclocker. That is, it is unacceptably possible that you will end up with a FSB speed significantly lower than the now common 533MHz FSB. Go with p4 2.4b over p4 2.0a. What attracted you to the IT7 Max 2? Firewire? RAID? Other feature?

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November 12, 2002 11:13:06 AM

The 3 top boards that are available at present in NZ for the P4 I feel through my rehearse are the Abit MAX2, Asus P4PE, and the Gigabyte GA-81GXP. Although I would chose one for the first two boards, (Asus very good) reports show the Abit a solid performer with good around extras and a 2-channel RAID controller with reasonable over clocking features.
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November 12, 2002 1:11:22 PM

If it is possible, get a motherboard with the Intel 845PE chipset. For example, Gigabyte 8PE667 ULTRA motherboard is a common recommendation of mine. But among the three, I would choose the Asus P4PE.

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November 13, 2002 4:15:23 AM

Hi agian OK the P4 2.4B sounds good and the ASUS P4PE with DDR333 I will give a go over the MAX2 since they do not offer the MAX2 version2,DDR333 here yet.
Next question is RAM, I Know there is some very good RAM around at a "price" with CL 2.0 ratings, what about PC2700 256MB DDR 333 SDRAM - Samsung original chip CL 2.5 sound, anything bad heard about these modules.
November 13, 2002 4:47:01 AM

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Next question is RAM, I Know there is some very good RAM around at a "price" with CL 2.0 ratings, what about PC2700 256MB DDR 333 SDRAM - Samsung original chip CL 2.5 sound, anything bad heard about these modules.

With that samsung memory module you can run it at DDR333 Case 2.0!!! Here are some <A HREF="http://secure.newegg.com/app/CustratingReview.asp?item=..." target="_new">testimonials</A>.

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November 13, 2002 8:40:06 AM

Thanks for that I was hoping I was right on something (RAM), this configuation should be tops for what is aviable at present! Cheers, catch yah, J
November 14, 2002 7:34:34 AM

Hi if there is anyone out there I have another question, which the better RAM:
1)Samsung 256MB PC-2700/DDR333, 184 Pin DIMM, DDR-RAM, 12 Month Warranty.

2)V-Data 256MB PC-2700/DDR333, 184 Pin DIMM, DDR-RAM, 2 Year Warranty.

Cheers, J
November 14, 2002 8:00:07 AM

I would pick the samsung, because I'm more familiar with it. Not sure what you're getting with the other brand.

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