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I spent $57 on an asrock 775DUAL-VSTA...
OC options, not good.
Compatability w/ my new vid card, NOT AT ALL. And it only runs in 4x.

I wanted to keep my Patriot Memory because it is a great OC set and my problem is finding a standard ATX style board that will take my new PCI-E card, my PD 820, and also my old RAM. I am kind of short in the cash department but I will be getting a $57 refund for the Asrock.

Can anyone recommend a board?
All my XMAS presents (monitor, vid card, processor) and it is driving me nuts, everthing crashes!

So I put my old GeForce 4 ti4400 in the AGP slot and am using that now hoping it is compatible.

I think I am done with Asrock. Would love to go Asus.
    
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Try looking at these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%2C736%3A16983
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If you want overclocking options then look no further than the P5B-Deluxe, its an overclockers dream
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If you want overclocking options then look no further than the P5B-Deluxe, its an overclockers dream
Did you even read what he needs? No.
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Originally Posted by Joeking78 View Post
If you want overclocking options then look no further than the P5B-Deluxe, its an overclockers dream
wow! those Asus P5's are TRULY amazing! they will take DDR ram in their DDR2 slots! thats simply amazing!



Back to the point.. you can probably find what you are looking for, but I am not sure it will help you much as any OC of that clock will be limited by your Ram.

You would be better served getting up and running for now, and getting better ram, and a DDR2 board (Such as the Asus P5 mentioned above) in the future as it will serve you much much better.

Dont drop $75 and think it will do the things the $300 boards will do, because a $75 board is just that, a basic, no frills board with a simple bios, usually not meant for overclocking, and the bios would provide very limited options for doing so.
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I am pretty sure I am getting a new board due to the problems with this thing. ASROCK support is HORRIBLE.

I am looking for a board for my Pentium D 820, and can't spend a whole lot more. I really want to keep my RAM but I can't find a PCI-E x16 board that takes my DDR memory...
    
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post #7 of 8
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I really want to go ASUS, because I hear so much about their OC abilities, stability, and support.

I have these two:

P5N-E SLI

P5N SLI

I am wondering if the $30 difference is worth it? I want to go SLI (eventually, with another BFGTech 7600GT OC) Is there a big difference between the Nforce 570 and 680i? Is that the only real difference?

Thanks again guys.
    
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post #8 of 8
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Just thought I would let you guys know I went with the Asus P5N-E SLI 650i.

Got my divider @ 5:4 because I don't know enough about memory yet to OC it, but I am running @ 3.5Ghz on my 2.8. MAN am I loving to tinker!
    
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