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Old 09-06-2006, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question *URGENT* simple DFI mobo dilemma

I bought the GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 motherboard just a couple of days ago but I've been reading up on it and seems like it's cant overclock worth c**p.

So, I'm planning on returning it and buying the DFI INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2 Socket AM2 mobo:

1) Is the GIGABYTE's BIOS that limited? I'm planning on OC'ing my X2 3800+ from 2.0 to 2.4/2.5 and I've heard that this mobo is just unstable and doesnt have option to increase HT, which apparently causes instablity.

2) I have 2GB Patriot Memory 667MHz:
First of all, this is compatible with the new mobo right? Can this be overclocked, cuz I'm overclocking my CPU?

3)Think I should go for the change? Is the DFI any good? Will I be asked to pay the restocking fee at newegg?

Wow, this is UrGEnT, I need to decide in the next three or four hours. Thanks mucho for your contribution guys. And need many replies.

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Old 09-06-2006, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a little help guys...

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Old 09-06-2006, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The DFI Infinity will be better. The DFI Lanparty series is the one loaded with overclocking features.

The memory can also hold you back. You may need to run a divider since that memory isn't that fast. You could get DDR2-800 @ 4-4-4-12 anf be able to run them at DDR2-1066 @ 5-5-5-12 @ the stock voltage.
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