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Well, it came in an HP, so I don't know if they kept the cooler that the chip was to come with or they gave me what most would call an 'after market cooler'

It is pretty stinkin' big for just a heatsink and fan. I will post a picture later, bc I have to get ready to leave for church.

The board that I think I will get is - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3

The only reason I am debating on that one is because I don't have a video card that will work with that. I only have one AGP. I might be able to find a PCI somewhere...

Can you guys give me any thoughts/comments on that board or point me to a different one?

Thanks!
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What do you guys think about this one??

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128024
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anybody else have any opinions on a good board i should get for overclocking?

i have the money and I want to order either tonight or tomorrow...
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Just make sure you won't be limited by the other components of your computer. Overclocking is not only about the cooling, the motherboard and the CPU. It's also RAM and a reliable PSU.
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i will most likely have to buy a new psu...

i dont know how my ram is going to perform, because it came with the HP system that i bought, and on top of that, it is only 512 mb [256 x2]
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i will most likely have to buy a new psu...

i dont know how my ram is going to perform, because it came with the HP system that i bought, and on top of that, it is only 512 mb [256 x2]
Then you will most likely be limited by ram And I think HP puts especially bad memory in their comps. If you got the money, go for some of that G.Skill HZ 800mhz that everyone's talking about here. It can apparently do wonders

If you're a bit short on cashflow, you can get some good OCZ Gold or Platinum at dirst cheap prices. (stay in the 800mhz range (6400) to make sure you're not memory-bound in your overclock)

To figure out which motherboard you should buy, you should first tell us what kind of video card you plan to use; AGP or PCIexpress.
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post #17 of 28
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well, hah, I have an AGP Radeon 7200 Family Card in my current PC, and it sucks nuts. I haven't even thought about overclocking it until now, and I think i might see if I can push it up a little to make it fairly decent...

oh, and money is money. If I need more, I can just go make some more.
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well, hah, I have an AGP Radeon 7200 Family Card in my current PC, and it sucks nuts. I haven't even thought about overclocking it until now, and I think i might see if I can push it up a little to make it fairly decent...

oh, and money is money. If I need more, I can just go make some more.
Urgh, it's not even worth overclocking that. You can get 20 times better video cards in the sub $100 range these days And if you get a new video card, going for a PCIexpress board instead of AGP is a no-brainer; AGP is slowly dying and you'd have to be crazy not to go PCIexpress these days unless you have a good AGP card that can still do some mileage.
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post #19 of 28
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well yeah i understand what you are saying, and PCIe does SLI too, so I knew I was going to do that a while back. The card in my last post was a joke. I seriously do have that though.

All of the boards that I have seen that I might get are PCIe.


SO,

PCIe x16 [Doesn't have to SLI]
Socket 775 [compatible with p4]
Need HD audio. Either coaxial out or optical out.
Needs to be an extremely good overclocker.

That is all I can think of at the moment.

I am willing to buy new RAM also.
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i got my 2.8 presscot to 3.8 without changing Vcore (crappy mobo)

good luck
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