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post #1 of 14
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Any motherboard I get on newegg is overclockable right?
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post #2 of 14
No. Which motherboard were you looking at?
    
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post #3 of 14
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Something EXTREMELY cheap. Like one of the 49.99 dollar ones...Could you pick out the best one for me?
Btw i have good luck with cheap stuff...my powersupply was 20 bucks and runs AMAZING. it runs cool and powers everything perfect and havent had any problems with it!
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post #4 of 14
some motherboards aren't over clock able, though I can only say this after experiences with OEM computers.
    
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post #5 of 14
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Btw I only need a new mobo so I can bump my processor up to 2.6Ghz so Im not so Bottlenecked...
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post #6 of 14
What socket you running on? (939, AM2) Are you gonna use existing processor?
post #7 of 14
i assume its to lower that bottleneck on the 8800 right?..well even at 2.6ghz it wont do much difference, and no, some mobos do not overclock, budget ones can be very irritating and die for no reason as one did to me just recently..and well your are lucky mate to be running a cheap psu with that gpu..id change that asap before it takes all your components to pc heaven.
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post #8 of 14
Ultra cheap for any socket 775 your best bet is an Abit IP35-E.

Best overclocking mobo bang for your buck. There are better ones with more options, but for low end/cheap you CANNOT beat this mobo.

Should be about $80 at most retailers.
post #9 of 14
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Am2 I plan on using this cpu...And im sure it will make a ton of difference becuase 2.2 to 2.6 is alot...If im lucky and Bring out my HYPER air purifier I could get it to 2.8ghz.

Can you guys actually link me to the mobos tho...NEWEGG only.
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AMD Phenom II 545 3.75GHz BIOSTAR TA790GXE XFX 4870 1GB 840/1000 OCZ Platinum 4GB (830mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB LITE-ON DVD drive Vista Ultimate 64bit Acer 20" 1600x900 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RG630-2 630W Rosewill R218 Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 545 3.75GHz BIOSTAR TA790GXE XFX 4870 1GB 840/1000 OCZ Platinum 4GB (830mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB LITE-ON DVD drive Vista Ultimate 64bit Acer 20" 1600x900 
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by matman40 View Post
Am2 I plan on using this cpu...And im sure it will make a ton of difference becuase 2.2 to 2.6 is alot...If im lucky and Bring out my HYPER air purifier I could get it to 2.8ghz.

Can you guys actually link me to the mobos tho...NEWEGG only.
AM2?

I hate to open the box and start this debate but......why invest money in a dead platform?

The difference between 2.2ghz and 2.6ghz is negligible. You simply wont notice any difference at all in any day to day applications IMHO.
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