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Help with motherboard choice - not the usual question

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Hi everyone,

I am getting a project together for a max overclock on a CPU, im still undecided between intel or AMD CPUs, basically I am looking at overclocking a really cheap Celeron/Pentium, really old school chip to see how far I can push it above stock as a bit of a fun project.

The thing I need to work out though is what sort of mobo/socket I should go for as I know that certain mobos you can't really play with the setting on unlike todays overclocking friendly mobos etc.

What was the first motherboard that could really handle OCing? As in I can tweek the multiplyer and the FSB, I know that some you can only tweek the FSB.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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for 775 socket on intel, the p45 boards were overclocking beasts. They gigabyte p45 is the king as far as I remember, although I had an Asus p45 board that had enormous fsb headroom.

as far as amd, I am not as sure.
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