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I want to OC my CPU but the board I have is relatively cheap and not that good for OC'ing. I don't have a lot of cash right now but wanted to get some input on what some decent lower end boards are for my cpu? Maybe around $100 or so?
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i had good results with asus m4n82 deluxe. Clocked phenom 965 to 4ghz 24/7 and 4.4 validation
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msi 790fx-gd70 is a good one, i've seen it for under $100. i have that same biostar mobo too with a sempron 140 oc'd to 3.645ghz on it. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1592558
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post #4 of 9
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The asus is out of stock and that msi is $165.
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http://www.frys.com/product/6453562?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
134.99, a few weeks ago they had a mail in rebate that made it 69.99
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post #6 of 9
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Dang, that one is out of stock too

EDIT: They don't have shipping and I don't have a frys here.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
I want to OC my CPU but the board I have is relatively cheap and not that good for OC'ing. I don't have a lot of cash right now but wanted to get some input on what some decent lower end boards are for my cpu? Maybe around $100 or so?
.... what's wrong with the board you have now as far as OC'ing?
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post #8 of 9
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Someone told me it was a 3+1 phase and I shouldn't OC it to high.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
Someone told me it was a 3+1 phase and I shouldn't OC it to high.
The number of phases isn't as important as the quality of components in the phases themselves.... plus putting some heatsinks on the mosfets would help keep them cooler for overclocking....
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