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I have a 3.4GHZ 800FSB P4 CPU, northwood 512k. So I'm trying to decide between to available motherboard configrations that I like, based on how mainly RAM will come into play to achive the best overclocking results. what would be better:<br><br>
1-ECS P4M800PRO-M478 a Via chip motherboard with DDR2-533(266mhz) with (single channel mode)+ my CPU?<br><br>
2-other Intel chip based motherboard with DDR400(200mhz) with (dual channel support)+ my CPU?<br><br>
This is all assuming that the bios on all otherboard of intrest are overclock friendly, and please disregard brand and quality issues.
 

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If you want to overclock well then I dont reccomend any ECS motherboards as hey just give you the basic overclocking optiosn (No Special voltage increase options <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">)<br><br>
What socket is the CPU (Im a AMD guy) and whats your budget for the mobo?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you want to overclock well then I dont reccomend any ECS motherboards as hey just give you the basic overclocking optiosn (No Special voltage increase options <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">)<br><br>
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It's a s478, and don't go with the ECS as stated above. If you can find an ASUS/DFI/Gigabyte board on newegg.com, get that instead. it's best to use an intel based chipset board if you want to overclock at all.
 

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Yes, I agree but I'm trying to understand how the ram will come into play. this Via's memory is DDR2 533 bus speed is higher than my cpu bus speed 266/200, would'nt that give more headroom for overclocking? rather than the DDR400, 200/200 for of the intel? disregarding all the othet overclocking issues?
 
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