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wat would be the best mATX mobo if i was to run an 8800gts, core 2 duo e6300, and ddr 800 ram? i would also have the core 2 overclocked atleast to 3ghz
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mATX board @ 430FSB = Not happening.

No mATX boards are any good at OCing for C2D ATM.
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wat would be the best mATX mobo if i was to run an 8800gts, core 2 duo e6300, and ddr 800 ram? i would also have the core 2 overclocked atleast to 3ghz
What kind of case are you planning on running all that in? With the typical mATX case, heat would be insane even at stock clocks!
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then wats the highest a core 2 duo e6300 has gotten on a mATX board?



i'm running it in an aspire x qpack, i dont run the comp with the cover on anyway
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post #5 of 10
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then wats the highest a core 2 duo e6300 has gotten on a mATX board?
Um, I don't know.

mATX aren't made to OC, they're made to be small and/or quiet.

The Biostar TForce 6100 series (S754, S939, AM2), TForce 550 (AM2), and Abit NF-View (AM2) are the only exceptions worth mentioning.
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post #6 of 10
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so maby i should just wait till the nforce 6 come out for mATX then
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post #7 of 10
Or just get a good OCing mobo and a different case.

The Biostar TForce series are good OCers for mATX. They beat out a lot of ATX boards, but compared to DFI series, they usually don't out-OC them. ATX will always be the best bet to go OCing wise.
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Or just get a good OCing mobo and a different case.

The Biostar TForce series are good OCers for mATX. They beat out a lot of ATX boards, but compared to DFI series, they usually don't out-OC them. ATX will always be the best bet to go OCing wise.
QFT.

Between high heat and not-so-hot boards, C2D mATX is just not the way to go for overclocking right now. There's more going against it than there is for it. A good ATX board will be your best bet, for both overclocking and ultimately noise/heat ratio's.
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post #9 of 10
...who could you guys forget DFI Infinity RS482,For socket 939.
I did run my Opty 146 on that mobo 300fsb = 3ghz 24/7....
The best mATX i ever come across,topped out on 315-317fsb dough.....
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can the 8800 even fit mATX boards?
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