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well im switching to amd and would like an opinion on this....

athlon 64 3200+: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1366608

MSI mobo:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...536&CatId=1569

1. Will this be reliable?
2. Will it overclock well?
thanks.
post #2 of 11
There is another member who was having trouble with that board.

Were you planning on going SLI?
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no, i dont plan on goiong SLI
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Did you want PCI-E? I should've asked that in my first post. Sorry about that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127197
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136163

If you wanted PCI-E I'd go with one of those boards.

Probably this for AGP.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128286
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The CPU definitely overclocks well. I have the same one. I reached 2.85Ghz with my system, that's max though, I can comfortably overclock to 2.6Ghz.
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yeah, thats one of the reasons i picked the board, i wanted PCI-E keeping the price for the cpu and the mobo under 300.
post #7 of 11
if you plan on OCing you should go with a DFI board... they tend to OC the best out of the socket 939 boards.

Also, if you want to OC get an opteron cpu. they tend to oc better than the venice cores and they have a larger cache.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property

and this board is a proven overclocker
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136151
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Definately go DFI. I have the UT SLI-DR and I can't say enough about it. You may have to work with it at first though, so if your impatient and do not like to troubleshoot, go with a different brand motherboard.
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well im switching to amd and would like an opinion on this....

athlon 64 3200+: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1366608

MSI mobo:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...536&CatId=1569

1. Will this be reliable?
2. Will it overclock well?
I am running that exact mobo and a 64 3000+ 939 and it oc's nicely, right now I am at 2.5ghz stock cooling and runs p95 all night with no problems. Hope this helps a bit.
post #10 of 11
i don't suggest this motherboard. i have the neo4-f as well. i'm running 2.6 GHz on a 3500+ and my ram is running at ddr540 @ 2.5-3-3-7 1t, but it has problems and bugs, not to mention that its max memory voltage is 2.85 (which is fine if you're running these sweet ass TCCD chips). also, vcore in software just has bad fluctuations (i've seen this in multipe neo4-f/fi/platinum boards). so if you plan on overclocking with it you'll get a little ways, but don't expect to keep up w/ those danged ole DFI boys.
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