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Oh boy I need a good socket 462 board this seems to be the only one left, the hilarious description from tiger direct for this board reeks of BS.

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PCCHIPS Socket A Overclocking Special!
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never had I heard so much bs, I know Ive seem one member here who has one, can anyone comment on this board?
    
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post #2 of 9
I had a PC Chips 266Mhz 462 board. It sucked big time, no oc ability and very unstable.
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Had a version 1 of that board and it wasnt good. Stable enough but memory bandwidth was very poor indeed. By changing to a msi K7N2 delat2 i got a 25% increase at same clocks!! Maybe the v5 is better but would still be wary if i was you.
Much better to go for a nf7/an7 or lanparty/infinity board
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I have that mobo in this(my secnondary) rig. It's plenty stable @ stock but the OC'n options are so limited. no vcore adjust, no multiplier adjustment(even tho it states it has it i nteh manual).

anyone kno of a hacked BIOS for this mobo. I really would liek to OC my B0 .rev Tbred.
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from what i have heard plugging your processor into a melon gives you more speed and sability then that board
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Check ebay for a better board, Ive owned one pcchips, and never again, a highly unstable board unless yoy want to replace chipset cooling, and the caps with better ones.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by vwgti View Post
Check ebay for a better board, Ive owned one pcchips, and never again, a highly unstable board unless yoy want to replace chipset cooling, and the caps with better ones.
rly... taht sux, i jsut bought it too

so far it's pretty stable, just crappy OC'n.

my dad is anti-ebay, so probly won't get 1 form ther...
post #8 of 9
i have that board when you try to boot from an xp cd i shows an error about acpi crap i dont know what it means
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also the onboard lan is giving me probs in xp but not linux
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Crucial Technology  Patriot Memory  500 gb sata drdrw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
coolermaster v6 gt  windows 7 ultimate 64 bit vizio 32 inch smart tv logitech g510 
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