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Well, I just fried my Abit IC7-MAX3 mobo So its time to RMA it. I might sell it after I get it back.

What is the best MOB out there for my socket? Any better the the IC7-MAX3?
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I would go with an ASUS P4P800 SE for that CPU. It's still being made. The DFI PS83-BL is also a fair mainboard but for o/c the ASUS is by far the most stable I have worked with.

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Yeah, the ABIT quality factor has dropped over the last two years, I had an AI7 that I had to RMA twice before it worked.

Anyway, ASUS definitely does make some good overclocking boards, I reccomend the P4P800SE.
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Does it support the 3.4 p4? I just looked it up and it said only to 3.2. The vendor could be wrong though......

Does it have all the features and expansion capability of the IC7-MAX3?
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Does it support the 3.4 p4? I just looked it up and it said only to 3.2. The vendor could be wrong though......

Does it have all the features and expansion capability of the IC7-MAX3?
It will support it, I don't know why it would say it only supports 3.2GHz.. Mabye, when the board came out, intel was yet to release the 3.4 P4, but it will work.

For the features, it will have everything you want.. that's too bad you had some bad luck with your max3.. mine worked fine and was the best s478 board I owned.
    
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I say a IC7-G max 1 or 2, they are still awesome and u can find them in SOME places. If not, I would not really get the P4P800SE, but only the P4P800-E, or a P4C800-E if you can find one....but the Asus's have some serious droopage, but their still ok boards other then that

I still <3 the 478 IC7 Abit's though
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I say a IC7-G max 1 or 2, they are still awesome and u can find them in SOME places. If not, I would not really get the P4P800SE, but only the P4P800-E, or a P4C800-E if you can find one....but the Asus's have some serious droopage, but their still ok boards other then that

I still <3 the 478 IC7 Abit's though
Yea, they have some droop, but with a northy you shouldn't experience these problems too bad, mainy for people trying to run Prescotts on these boards. But yea, the abit IC7 line was money
    
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How about this one?

Allows me to up to PCI express without paying for a new cpu...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by KANJIBANKERS
How about this one?

Allows me to up to PCI express without paying for a new cpu...

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you wont get much of an OC (I would say 200MHz max) and I think there is a limit on what cards you can use... It's best to upgrade to LGA775 if you want PCI express.
    
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What does the chipset type mean? Is the 875 chipset the best for socket 478?

Also, is the IC7-MAX3 the best socket 478 Abit makes?
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