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Old 05-31-2005, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help me choose mobo/ram for overclocking

I don't need anything drastic, and i'm kinda limited in price, but i want to overclock a AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice to 2.4 gigs. Any affordable solutions?

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Old 05-31-2005, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most decent motherboards will be able to reach those speeds quite easily. I don't know if it stretches beyond your limit, but the DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D is worth every penny.

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Old 05-31-2005, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dfi lanparty n4 and ocz is a good ram (non value)
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I know that the dfi mobos offer great overclocking mobos, but I was wondering if there was a cheaper mobo that would accomidate my needs. The dfi isn't out of my budget range, but I don't want to overspend if I can do the same thing for cheaper.
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I was wondering that since I only need to oc to 2.4 ghz, should i get the 3000+ instead of the 3200? What multiplier is the 3000 at? 9 instead of 10? What ram will be stable enough to run at a high enough bus speed to get to 2.4 with a multiplier at 9?
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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First go with the 3000, becuse the 3200 does not give enough bang for your buck for an extra $50.

Second of all this
is a nice mobo if you dont mind socket 754 and settling for a newcastle or clawhammer core. Or for a little less this one has PCI-E 16x and you can stay with your 939 venice core
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dont settle for a 754, that is ridiculous. It is like getting a P4 423, you just dont do it. It is so out of date. As well as that mobo. Get the 3200+, you DO get a huge bang for your buck with that one! The 3200+ Venice is one of the most overclockable processors available. It can reach killer speeds.

As for MoBo, go with what Gaara said, get a DFI NF4.

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