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I have a 3.4GHZ 800FSB P4 CPU, northwood 512k. So I'm trying to decide between to available motherboard configrations that I like, based on how mainly RAM will come into play to achive the best overclocking results. what would be better:

1-ECS P4M800PRO-M478 a Via chip motherboard with DDR2-533(266mhz) with (single channel mode)+ my CPU?

2-other Intel chip based motherboard with DDR400(200mhz) with (dual channel support)+ my CPU?

This is all assuming that the bios on all otherboard of intrest are overclock friendly, and please disregard brand and quality issues.
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If you want to overclock well then I dont reccomend any ECS motherboards as hey just give you the basic overclocking optiosn (No Special voltage increase options )

What socket is the CPU (Im a AMD guy) and whats your budget for the mobo?
    
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If you want to overclock well then I dont reccomend any ECS motherboards as hey just give you the basic overclocking optiosn (No Special voltage increase options )

What socket is the CPU (Im a AMD guy) and whats your budget for the mobo?
It's a s478, and don't go with the ECS as stated above. If you can find an ASUS/DFI/Gigabyte board on newegg.com, get that instead. it's best to use an intel based chipset board if you want to overclock at all.
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Yes, I agree but I'm trying to understand how the ram will come into play. this Via's memory is DDR2 533 bus speed is higher than my cpu bus speed 266/200, would'nt that give more headroom for overclocking? rather than the DDR400, 200/200 for of the intel? disregarding all the othet overclocking issues?
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