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Old 08-28-2005, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a solid socket 754 motherboard.

since the motherboard in my sig just blew the other day, i've been searching for a socket 754 motherboard to replace it because newegg, nor gigabyte will RMA it. i'm not going to get the same motherboard because i've been reading that other people have been having the same problem that i have. the Asus k8n looks pretty good, except that it sometimes has a faulty BIOS chip, and RAM issues. i found a DFI lanparty nf3 250Gb that seemos good, 5/5 out of 300+ votes, so i think i may go for that one, but i'm not sure. people also said that they have had stittering problems with their nf3 250 motherboards and 6800 video cards, so i listed 2 K8T800 motherboarsd. here are a few that i'm looking at, please help me decide.

msi k8t neo Via K8t800:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130498

asus k8n Nforce3 250:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131512

ABIT NF8-V nForce3 250Gb:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127200

DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136147

DFI K8T800PRO-ALF K8T800 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136154
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I'd say the DFI Lanparty UT nf3 250gb....if you head to dfi-street.com you'll hear a lot of good experiences with that board....I wish DFI had done as well with the skt 939 Nf3 board as they did with that one.
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yeah, but i have also heard of people having problems with the nforce3 250 chipset and 6800's. should i take my chances?
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well the problems are basically intermittent freezes.....and the fact it won't OC as high...the NF4 has no problem with this, but I believe what happened was nvidia went to optimize the nf3 chipset to be compatible with ATI they fvcked up and forgot to optimize it for their own damn cards...

On my XP-M system my 6800GT maxed out at 430/1185 OC, with this nf3 chipset it maxes out at 415/1120 simply because the chipset doesn't like the bandwidth.

I honestly don't know how well VIA will perform over the nf3 though...so you'd have to do a little more research on that.

Basically I've just learned to deal with the BS that comes with the nf3 chipset =/
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The msi k8t neo-v is a good little board for the price,I'm using it now and haven't had any problem's with it yet
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Shumway with an anime sig!?

WEIRD....I just made a sig for a kid at the anime forums harper mods and used a part of that very image
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Shumway with an anime sig!?
I was bored with my other sig's so i thought i'd do something different
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lol I had no idea you watched anime Shumway, much less NARUTO. Seems my influence here has gotten through ...now you just need bleach and full metal panic and you're set...

And another vote for the 250GB here
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lol I had no idea you watched anime Shumway, much less NARUTO.

Nope can't stand watching that stuff I was just cruising google looking for pic's to do a new sig,That pic looked kind of cool so i decided to use it
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lol I had no idea you watched anime Shumway, much less NARUTO. Seems my influence here has gotten through ...now you just need bleach and full metal panic and you're set...

And another vote for the 250GB here
Influence? I am never ever going to watch anime.
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