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ok so i think i have maxed my OC out on my current MOBO, and this one i have does NOT support dual channel ddr... so i think i want to try and persuade my father to buy me a new board.... im lookin for something that will allow me to OC my cpu to high heavens with plenty of options to do so, its socket 478...and needs an AGP slot for my baby 6800gs

i have read alot of good things about the P4P800's.... so i am wondering which one is the best for OCing, and are there also any alternatives that OC just as well?

i would like to pay no more that $100.

thanks guys!
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post #2 of 13
They say the board I have oc's pretty well, the MSI 865PE Neo2, if you can find it. I've seen it for about 89 dollars or less.
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post #3 of 13
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They say the board I have oc's pretty well, the MSI 865PE Neo2, if you can find it. I've seen it for about 89 dollars or less.
LOL, They?say it does.... well whats your input of that board? and i noticed it has the same chipset as the p4p800-E, so does that mean its gonna be as good and feature full as the asus? but i want to know what YOU have to say about your mobo.
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post #4 of 13
Well me personally, I'm having problems getting a decent overclock out of it..but it could be my thermaltake power supply :-/. Everything else is fine on it. I don't think it has "higher grade" onboard components like the p4p800se, but it supports up to a 1.8v vcore, dual channel, has some kind of dynamic overclocking stuff, and it has realtek 5.1 onboard(you have sb live, so this doesn't really matter). It also has realtek gigabit lan.

The reason I say they, is because everyone else I've talked to about this board, and reviews I've read about it, its an awesome board, but I can't seem to pull anything awesome out of it.
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post #5 of 13
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hmmm i may have to consider it... but i dont see how your PSU is holding you back. and do you know which asus is better OC wise? the P4P800-E or the P4P800-SE? there is a $20 difference between the two...
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post #6 of 13
The E has more features than the SE, like more usb ports and stuff, but if you buy it, DO NOT hook up the front usb ports, and use them. It'll fry the southbridge, pm taeric about it lol.

Oh and another thing about this MSI, it has a thing called the D-Bracket, it has 2 usb ports on it, and 4 leds, and you hook it to your mobo. And you can see what part of the POST process your pc is hangin on if its messing up.

EDIT: I forgot another thing too, if this thing fails to post 4 times, it resets the cmos I believe.
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post #7 of 13
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cool.... ya i heard about the usb thing that taeric had.... i just want THE best OCer for the minimal price so i can try to get my dad to pay for it... because i have to make this cpu last me at least another year....
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ressurection from deep within the archives!!! aka :bumb:
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post #9 of 13
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Bumpzors

i need to know by tomorrow night!

please help guys!
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post #10 of 13
Well I'm gonna stick with this mobo...I might be doing something wrong, as I'm used to softmenu, I say go with they neo2 platinum, they have em on xpcgear for like..89 bucks the last time I checked. But get it quick! they're running out everywhere.
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