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I have a couple of socket 478 processors laying around the house and i was just wondering what is a good motherboard to get with good overclocking features. I just want sometihing cheap but with potential because I want to practice OCing so I can try and make my way up to the big boys, and not dammage my good machine in the process of practice.
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This is a good place to start and and can give you good OCing chipsets to look out for. I learned of my AsusP4P8SE for that thread and I love the board. My rig can easily get to a gig OC maybe 4Ghz if I decide to do a vdroop mod on the MB. Check out my system specs to get more details, but like I said start there.
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This is the board im looking at, ASUS P4S800D-X Socket 478 SiS 655FX, I can get it for 25 bucks off newegg. Do you think its worth it?
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I got a P4P800-E-Deluxe
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Unfortunately, most of the good S478 overclocking boards have gone way up in price now that the socket is a couple of generations out of date. I would stick with one of the Asus P4P or P4C boards if you really want to OC. The P4S probably won't overclock very well. Check for the 865PE or 875P chipsets as those tend to overclock well. Expect to pay a fair amount, though, if you want a good overclocker.
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post #6 of 8
Check ebay!! i always find crazy deals!! got a 6800GT OC for $150 and the
P4P800E Deluxe for $140
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Originally Posted by SR20Drift3r
Check ebay!! i always find crazy deals!! got a 6800GT OC for $150 and the
P4P800E Deluxe for $140
That's my point exactly. My P4P800-E Deluxe brand new was like $110. While the low end 478 gear is dirt cheap, the enthusiast productions cost a small fortune these days.
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Originally Posted by travproc
This is the board im looking at, ASUS P4S800D-X Socket 478 SiS 655FX, I can get it for 25 bucks off newegg. Do you think its worth it?
dont. its a piece of crap. i have one... very few overclocking settings, contrary to asus's website.
    
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