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Hi all,

i do not have a clue about what motherboard to get, and i am sure a lot of you on here know what you are on about.

To make it easier for you, this is my pc spec, but i have a 3.6 processor and upgraded pci-e gfx card ready:

http://www.akcom.net/index3.php?prod...4&subcatcode=1

I am looking at the Asus P5ND2 SLi nForce4 SLi (LGA775) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-116-AS) motherboard, found 10th down on the following link:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...herboards.html

Is this compatible?- if not, please find a motherboard for me that is compatible with my pc spec and that shall be great

This is urgent, as i need my PC up and running by the 1st of may for an open cup in gaming.


Many thanks for all of your help, greatly appreciated in advance.
Mark
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Looking at the specs for the ASUS board there should be no reason why it would be incompatible.

The board supports a decent range of overvoltage and FSB options so it should be ok for overclocking.

The S775 Fanboys should be able to point you in the right direction to the best S775 boards

If you fill out your system specs in the user cp we can guage what kit you have already.
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It is compatible yes. A few questions/comments:

- Which 3.6 GHz P4 you have (560/561/660/661/662) Based on the default choice with that computer, I tend to believe you upgraded to a 560. If it is another one, you might need to flash your BIOS to get it up an running.

- Do you really need/want an SLI board? You should consider the Asus P5LD2 Deluxe Intel 945X right above your choice. I know it's 30 pounds extra, but I've heard it's a better overclocker ( no SLI though)

- Get a different PSU!! That 350W that comes with that case is likely not up to the task! You don't want your PSU to crap out on you on May 1. Look for a ~500 - ~600 watt Antec, Sumbeam NUUO, FSP, or Tagan (last brand is not available in US, but I heard they're good)

Example:
Antec TruePower 2.0 550W PSU (CA-028-AN) 76.32 pounds incl. VAT
    
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Originally Posted by MjrTom
Looking at the specs for the ASUS board there should be no reason why it would be incompatible.

The board supports a decent range of overvoltage and FSB options so it should be ok for overclocking.

The S775 Fanboys should be able to point you in the right direction to the best S775 boards

If you fill out your system specs in the user cp we can guage what kit you have already.
Hi, thank you for the fast response.
So you are saying that the motherboard i linked you to will be compatible with my pc specifications, no problem at all?
With regards to the link i sent you to the motherboard i am cosidering purchasing it says -"To accommodate two NVIDIA SLI-ready graphics cards'. Does this mean that ati radeon cards wont be compatible in the pci-e slots?

Also, what is s775?

PLease link me to other motherboards that would be compatible with my specs if that one i am looking at is not compatible, many thanks

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You will have no compatibility issues with an ATI card. PCI-E is standard. However, SLI (running two video cards) is an nVidia standard. Thus, you can easily run one ATI video card but NOT two in this motherboard.

The only issue you might get into is that you might need to flash the BIOS is you get a 561/661/662 Pentium 4, and the motherboard is shipped with an older BIOS. There are no other compatibility issues.
    
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Hi there, thank you.
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Hi there, thank you.
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Hi, i have a pentium 4 3.6 660 processor. OMG! server messing up lol.

I just want to get the motherboard and put all components on and go.

I will not ever need to gfx cards at once, so that mothjerboard shuould b ok for me. i am going to put in the readoen x800 gto

With the psu, is it definate that i will need a higher voultage one, if so please link me to one.


thanks
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