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Decent overclocking motherboard (AM2/+) that won't break the bank.

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So I bought this here fancy gamer system, not expecting a whole lot from the motherboard but I wasn't expecting this little either . Board will post pretty much regardless of settings but anything past a 200 MHz CPU overclock doesn't fly. Throws a "CPU FSB Settings Reset" message at me during post signifying that it didn't like my settings. There's really not much to set on this board, no voltages or any kind of reasonable memory settings except the ratio and CAS. Oh well.

I'm wondering, are there any decent microATX boards under $100 that are marvel overclockers? And if not mATX, then ATX?
    
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U have an AMD processor ...go for the motherboad based on 780G chipset..or may b even 790 fx...

I use M3A78-EM...motherboard based on 780G chipset...have overclocked it ..love it..nd went above 2.6 ghz for my 3800+ x2...
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Maybe something like this will suit you?

1. Biostar (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138128)
2. Foxconn (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186150)
3. MSI (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130191R)


Foxconn looks the part, but MSI is an open box item... so you might wanna hurry, and get it for 88$ while u can . Just be sure to get SB750 version mobo... if you can ofc..


Cheers, Milos
    
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