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Hello everyone, I have just purchased the above board along with a P4 3.4 prescott, is this motherboard overclockable? Also the board calls for 1.8V DDR2, I have purchased Ballistix 1.9V DDR2, am i going to run into any walls?

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Memory voltage should be adjustable in the BIOS, and if the board doesn't even support up to 1.9v, then I would say I've officially lost a great deal more respect of Intel. Their boards, however, do not offer any sort of overclocking features. I think it might have a "burn in" feature, which is like a 5% overclock, or something equally weak sauce, but don't expect anything more. Intel boards are good and solid (if not overpriced), but do not offer overclocking, as Intel themselves do not condone the practice.
 

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I was completely unaware about the stringency of intels boards. I purchased it for the purpose of dabbling with overclocking, but I guess that is out of the question. Could you reccomend a similiar featured board that would let me experiment without the loss of quality?

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I was completely unaware about the stringency of intels boards. I purchased it for the purpose of dabbling with overclocking, but I guess that is out of the question. Could you reccomend a similiar featured board that would let me experiment without the loss of quality?

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The top two brands for OCing mobos are ABIT and ASUS. Check which ones your local store has available and let us know so that we can help you make the decision.
 

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The mobo's I am considering now are "ABIT's Fatality AA8XE 925XE". "DFI Lanparty 925X-T2" , and "GIGABYTE GA-8ANXP-D 925X, any help would be immensely appreciated.

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If you want to be a hardcore OCer the ABIT's Fatality AA8XE 925XE would be an awesome purchase, it is made by hardware and CMOS to be an awesome OCer.
 

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If you can afford them, then either the Abit or the DFI. Abit, Asus and DFI are top of the line. MSI and Gigabyte come in about second. Compare the featurese between the DFI and the Abit, and see if there's something one has over the other, that you would want. If not, I say it's about a toss-up either way.
 

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Here is what I am considering so far, keep in mind I will not be using 3.4 extreme edition, so I am not sure ABIT will help me out there. Which of these boards would you consider the way to go? Also these boards list DDR2-533 as max, could I use 667?

Thanks!

DFI http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-144&depa=0

ABIT http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-189&depa=0

ASUS http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-505&depa=0

GIGABYTE http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-246&depa=0
 

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Originally Posted by Isozephyr

Here is what I am considering so far, keep in mind I will not be using 3.4 extreme edition, so I am not sure ABIT will help me out there. Which of these boards would you consider the way to go? Also these boards list DDR2-533 as max, could I use 667?

Thanks!

DFI http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-144&depa=0

ABIT http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-189&depa=0

ASUS http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-505&depa=0

GIGABYTE http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-246&depa=0

AS long as the RAM fits in the slot you can use it, it will be underclocked ot the mobo max, if you OC the mobo the higher RAM will give you some legroom.

I still recommend the ABIT mobo, look at the features at http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...es=1&model=239
 
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