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Heya,

I think im finally upgrading my rig and i can get my hands on that mobo for cheap money, do you think its a good mobo for that CPU?

I wont be upgrading to AM3 ram because i dont think its worth it, plus i dont have the money, do you know if that mobo is good of ocing?
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I loved that board when I had it for my PII 940, still runs like a champ in my brothers computer, never a single issue. Has tons of BIOS options but you dont end up paying for things you may not need like onboard video
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Thanks for your answer, im looking forward to get it, hope its during this week... cant wait to get that phenom/mobo lol... wish it has some good oc support
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Those Phenom II's will hit the OC wall before that board does
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post #5 of 49
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Originally Posted by octohedron View Post
Heya,

I think im finally upgrading my rig and i can get my hands on that mobo for cheap money, do you think its a good mobo for that CPU?

I wont be upgrading to AM3 ram because i dont think its worth it, plus i dont have the money, do you know if that mobo is good of ocing?
The board is nice ,but i never forced my sample to much it was used mostly as a back up mobo.
All i can say is that you power supply should be changed if you intend overclocking and maybe some heatsink on the VRM.

BIOS wise it seems that BIOS-es FB and FG are the best all around.Later BIOS-es have issues regarding the SATA controller ,at least it did in my config.

TheLastPriest ,what overclocking were you able to achieve on the mobo without a heatsink on the VRM area ,voltages + CPU clock + FSB frequency?
The FSB clearelly hits a wall at around 225 from what i ve observed ( keeping the HT around 2000HT default value) .
I m interested.
   
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post #6 of 49
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Hey,

I was wondering if i should get another 1gb 667 stick or stay at 2x1gb 667.

Im concerned about a decrease on performance if i have 3 sticks instead of 2 in dual channel, but some games like GTA 4 ive heard they need more ram...

what do you think?
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post #7 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
The board is nice ,but i never forced my sample to much it was used mostly as a back up mobo.
All i can say is that you power supply should be changed if you intend overclocking and maybe some heatsink on the VRM.

BIOS wise it seems that BIOS-es FB and FG are the best all around.Later BIOS-es have issues regarding the SATA controller ,at least it did in my config.

TheLastPriest ,what overclocking were you able to achieve on the mobo without a heatsink on the VRM area ,voltages + CPU clock + FSB frequency?
The FSB clearelly hits a wall at around 225 from what i ve observed ( keeping the HT around 2000HT default value) .
I m interested.
Honestly couldnt tell you exactly what my settings were, but that PII 940 couldnt push past 3.6-3.7 stable
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post #8 of 49
Try and get a pair.
This CPU-s like identical modules as characteristics and to be paired.
You need 4 sticks ,3 sticks may generate issues and will force the memory controller run in single channel which is not good performance wise.2x512 smaller sticks may be also inapropriate
Get 2 X 1G ,as the ones you already have.
4 gigs is enough for most of the games as they are all ports latelly.
   
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post #9 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
Honestly couldnt tell you exactly what my settings were, but that PII 940 couldnt push past 3.6-3.7 stable
Thanks for the feedback.
   
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post #10 of 49
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$190 the cpu, $90 the MB, and 2 667 sticks for $50... damn, ill have to forget about DX 11
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