Clash Of The OC'd Titans: Athlon XP 2300+ vs. Pentium 4/3000

Up Close: All Test Components

The Gigabyte GA-7VTXH: this board is suitable for extreme overclocking an AMD Athlon XP 2000+. This is the only motherboard that offers 1.92 Volt. (We used a chipset fan for extra cooling from another motherboard.)

According to our test findings, the Gigabyte GA-8IRXP provides the optimal basis for overclocking an Intel Pentium 4 (Socket 478). It offers a core voltage of 1.85 Volt max. The majority of boards work with 1.65 Volt max.