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Old 12-17-2004, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Motherboard for overclocking.

Of these mothers boards, which do you guys think is the best for overclocking. I have an unlocked(pre week 39) 2500+

I'm looking for a dual channel board, sound is of no concern, since I have a card.

Pirce is a determining factor. $70 is my limit, but if the board is REALLY good I'll go a little bit above.

BIOSTAR "M7NCD" nForce2 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...138-216&depa=1

Gigabyte "GA-7NF-RZ" NVIDIA nForce2 400 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...128-257&DEPA=1

CHAINTECH "7NJL6" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-045&depa=1

ALBATRON "KX18DS Pro" NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket A CPU - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...170-122&depa=1

Shuttle "AN35N-Ultra" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...150-045&depa=1

CHAINTECH "7NIL1-SUMMIT" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-024&depa=1

EPoX "EP-8RDA3I" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...123-208&depa=1

BIOSTAR "M7NCD PRO" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...138-227&depa=1

MSI "K7N2 Delta2-LSR" NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-475&depa=1

ABIT "NF7-S2" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-185&depa=1

GIGABYTE "GA-7N400-L" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-194&depa=1

ASUS "A7N8X-X" nForce2 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-468&depa=1

BIOSTAR "M7NCG 400" nForce2 IGP Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...138-234&depa=1

ABIT "NF7-S2G" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket A CPU - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-184&depa=1

CHAINTECH "7NIF2" nForce2 IGP Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-020&depa=1

I've been leaning towards the EPoX EP-8RDA3I
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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as far as my experience goes, out of your list, Abit and MSI boards were the easiest to use. they seem to be alittle more reliable. just an opinion though.
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Go with the MSI.
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Old 12-17-2004, 05:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No, don't go with MSI. He's looking for an overclocking board here. That MSI board won't have all the BIOS options he requires for proper overclocking.

ABit is the best board for overclocking, HOWEVER, you have the wrong board up there....I made this mistake back when I didn't know any better so now you get the benefit of not making my mistake

This board:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-185&depa=1

YOU DO NOT WANT FOR OVERCLOCKING

You want the NF7-S v2 which is different than NF7-S2....I thought that they were the same way back when, and yeah they aren't and you will not be able to OC with it.


This is the board you want for overclocking:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-166&depa=1

It's a really good board and has been nothing but good to me and like 4 other people on these forums who have the infamous XP-Mobile and NF7-S v2 combo
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