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Old 04-10-2007, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay
option 1:
buy an x2 3600 (lol sora)
and a tforce 550 mobo and try to push it past 3.0
option 2:
buy an x2 5000 and hope it's 13 multi lets me push it past 3ghz using my current mobo because of the low fsb.
option 3:
buy an evga 590 mobo and try to get my 4200 past 3ghz (supposedly the 590 chipset likes a little higher fsb than my nf4). it would take 275+ to get my 4200 there, it has a 11 multi. 275 is a lot.
help. i gotta buy somethin before i explode.
i gotta break 3ghz, because i just gotta.

P.S.
i notice that the 590 mobo has an 8 pin cpu connector.
my abit has a 4 pin.
does this mean i have to buy a new psu as well, if i choose this board?
or is the 8 pin cpu there only for quad core future proofing hahahaha. dont make me laugh...
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well has it been tested that your 4200 can OC to 3.0ghz with one of those boards? The X2 3600 pretty much will always hit 2.8ghz with a board such as the biostar but 3.0 depends on the chip too.

I don't know what the max speeds of AMD's are except for the X2 3600 and the X2 6000
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well.....im gonna be the beta tester here, lol...
i have seen a review or two that have gotten to 3ghz with my cpu (same stepping) and a foxconn 590 board, which according to my recent research is the same as the evga 590 board.
i can reach 2.8 with my 4200...for free.
although it is not easy, but thats okay haha.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Then I would get the EVGA board as if yours can hit that too it'd be the same except you would have a better board as well. Still if all else fails you could try an X2 3600 later :P
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