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I am about to order a Brisbane X2 3600+, G.Skill HZ 2GB, And an AC64 pro(will lap and put some AS5 on it) and an Antec 900, i know that biostar makes good boards and i was wondering which is the best for AM2, budget is less than $150
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Well, don't get the "GeForce 6100" board Biostar makes...

It's really stable, but can't overclock for crap unless I use software.
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what about the 550 or 550 SE? what is the difference??
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I only see the 550 on their website. :/
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well then is the 550 any good??
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well then is the 550 any good??
Hell NO!!!...

I "me" (shifty can back me up on this one) have been having problems trying to be stable with 2.8ghz. I need to 1.55v to become 10 minutes stable in orthos and 1.475v for 2.71Ghz to be stable... You would think raise down the voltage right? well not really, Raising down the voltage = big time unstable in Orthos..
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so what would be a good board for around $100 then? what about the Asus M2R32-MVP board? Its at a good price and have seen a few people get good clocks on this or is the DFI Lanparty worth almost $170?
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post #8 of 15
HardOCP mentioned the 550 VRM's hit about 200F, but even so, it ran benchmarks at 240MHz for 3 days without an issue.
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HardOCP mentioned the 550 VRM's hit about 200F, but even so, it ran benchmarks at 240MHz for 3 days without an issue.
what?
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
what?
The voltage regulators, they hit 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
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