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Intel Boards?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by p4_tt, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. p4_tt

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    Are intel motherboards any good?
     
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    intel as made by intel or for intel cpus
     
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    Yes but apart from the "made for the cpu" whats the chipsets on intel boards like and are they any good for overclocking?
     
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    my ecs p4vxasd2+ is via chipset but my 2.4 celeron is locked but have noticed on some of my customers' computers with same board but with 1.7 & 1.8 celerons can be changed in bios for oc
     
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    My MSI board locks the OC in the bios i have to clock it via CoreCenter when the PC is running, that’s why i was thinking about a Intel board, they make them so i was thinking they may be clocked easier
     
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  6. RussReef

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    Intel motherboard are good at what they're designed to do. That is, they're very stable runnning your Intel CPU at stock speed. Unfortunately, they're also pretty expensive for boards that ONLY do that.

    You're MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better off buying a motherboard from Abit or Asus. They'll let you overclock your Intel CPU, for HUGE performance gains and your system will still be rock-solid stable... as long as you don't overclock the CPU to insane limits!

    Personally, I have a 2.4 GHz Intel P4 CPU running at 3.2 GHz on an Abit IC7-Max3 motherboard. Basically, I have achieved a 800 MHz overclock, just by changing a couple of settings in the system BIOS. Compare the price of a 2.4 GHz processor to a 3.2 GHz processer, and you'll see why people love to overclock. Also, you don't need any fancy cooling unless you're overclocking to insane limits. I'm just using the stock heatsink/fan combo that came for free with the Intel processor, and I'm still getting an 800 MHz overclock.

    There are other HUGE benifits to overclocking too, that I won't go into [i.e., faster memory transfer and front-side-bus (FSB) speeds]. Read this to understand what's involved:
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/overclockingfaq.php

    Check out these motherboard manufacturer web-sites:
    http://www.abit-usa.com/
    http://usa.asus.com/index.htm

    Then, go www.pricegrabber.com or www.nextag.com to compare prices between online vendors. Or, just buy from www.newegg.com

    There is no way I would EVER by a new motherboard now, that didn't have the ability to overclock. You just get more performance from whatever CPU you're gonna use for free!
     
  7. wild77

    wild77 Guest

    Don't go with the Intel board if you want to OC you can only get a 4% in the bios.I have a D865PERLL it is a great board for what I use it for(Home Office)very stable.Asus or Abit are the boards to check out if you want to OC.Here is a great link for OC'ing
    http://www.ocforums.com/
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys, i think i will give intel a miss and go for a Asus or Abit.

    Cheers ;-)
     

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