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This might suit you just right, it will fit all your requirements and have you overclocking in a flash

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i like it
what Ram d'ya reckon i would be best to put in there?
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Um, I was saying that the MX board you are refering to, is NOT dual channel. Make sure you get a dual channel board.
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth

Thats more like it. Now its not a top rated board, but it should overclock enough for ya and its dual channel, and should support any 478 cpu out there. The IS-7 series got decent reviews.

But just remember it only has two memory slots, and only supports up to 2 gig. But if you are buying 2 gig of memory, you really wont need more memory then that until your next major upgrade. So if you only buy 1 gig, you wont be able to put more memory in later.
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i might be prepared to do this.
i could get this board, and put 2Gb Ram on it, maybe Geil One or something?
my Cpu could be upgraded later, if i wanted to.
i can reuse my 6600gt on this board, and get the 2 coolers i looked at.
its gonna have to be done in stages, as my budget will be stetched well over its limit,lol.
i will effectively be left with my old PC in a box under the stairs, and could just get a new case, swap it all back, and i will have 2 PC's.
i suppose this is a natural path , once you get hooked on oc-ing/homebuilds.
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
i might be prepared to do this.
i could get this board, and put 2Gb Ram on it, maybe Geil One or something?
my Cpu could be upgraded later, if i wanted to.
i can reuse my 6600gt on this board, and get the 2 coolers i looked at.
its gonna have to be done in stages, as my budget will be stetched well over its limit,lol.
i will effectively be left with my old PC in a box under the stairs, and could just get a new case, swap it all back, and i will have 2 PC's.
i suppose this is a natural path , once you get hooked on oc-ing/homebuilds.
Yep, you should be set up. I say go for it. I actually own that board. LOL

Anyone else have any suggestions???
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i've just mentioned my plans to the Missus, i just got a cold hard stare, lol, such is life.
but its a good plan, i think its a go-er.
Glad you have that board Nv, i know who to turn to when it all goes Pete Tonge.
i'm going to price it up now, then get a good solicitor
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i'm still a little unsure of exactly what the benefits are of changing to this board (or similar).
i thought the main one was the 800mhz max Fsb, but my current board has that, at least thats how i read it in SiSandra, it says :
"fsb=4x133mhz (532mhz data rate)"
"max fsb / max memory speed = 4x200mhz/2x200mhz"

so i read that as mas fsb = 800mhz, so its the same.............?

the chipset is different old one is 661fx, the A-bit is 865pe...........so what does that mean?
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
i'm still a little unsure of exactly what the benefits are of changing to this board (or similar).
i thought the main one was the 800mhz max Fsb, but my current board has that, at least thats how i read it in SiSandra, it says :
"fsb=4x133mhz (532mhz data rate)"
"max fsb / max memory speed = 4x200mhz/2x200mhz"

so i read that as mas fsb = 800mhz, so its the same.............?

First off, its dual channel memory.

Second, it will allow you to overclock your current cpu, and also your next upgraded cpu. It goes higher then 200mhz fsb, it probably goes to 400mhz. But you will never come close to that. I think that chipset has been tested to max out at 255fsb X 4. It also allows Vcore and Vdimm adjustments.

Your current board does not allow you to change the fsb. (check this in the bios to make sure for yourself)

Third, its a faster mainboard then the one you have now.
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