View Full Version : Which P4 socket478 board has agp/pci lock with adjustable FSB?
02-16-05, 10:23 PM
anyone know which cheap p4 board has agp/pci lock and adjustable fsb? i am looking for one to put my p4 1.6. i dont care about the chipset, as long as it has those 2 functions.
02-16-05, 10:30 PM
Most any 845E & 845PE chipset will have that. The Abit IT7 is a good choice.
I'd go ahead and get a dual channel i865 chipset mobo, so you can upgrade the CPU later. They have more memory bandwidth and more features. Something like the Abit IS7 series or Asus P4P800 or Albatron PX865PE Pro.
02-17-05, 12:11 PM
i'll look those up.
02-17-05, 10:33 PM
Seconding BatBoy's idea. My 2.4B benched out quite a bit better in my PX865PE Pro II than it did in my PX845PE Pro IIs (both Albatron boards). The dual channel ram, tighter timings, and a host of other nice tweaks made it bench ~15% better in games (give or take, depending on the game and resolution of course)
And hey, the IS7 / P4P / PX865PE are all pretty inexpensive and overclock well :)
02-18-05, 02:09 AM
newegg refurb section has p4p800se for $52 and p4p800e-dlx for $67. besides having IEEE1394 and better raid setup, what other differences p4p800e-dlx have over p4p800se that's worth spending additional $15?
02-18-05, 02:11 AM
I can't think of any off hand, but if you're into RAID and firewire it could be worth it. Is 15 dollars a big hunk of change in the long run?
02-18-05, 11:03 AM
$15 isn't that big of deal. however, this mb is for my mom, and i don't believe she'll ever use raid setup. also, all my computers already have firewire. to me, i just don't need the extra features. i am more interested in agp/pci lock so i can push my 1.6ghz to 2.4ghz :p
I think the Asus deluxe allows up to 4 SATA drives where the regular version might only be 2 SATA drives.
There is a refurb Albatron PX865PE Pro listed for only $47.
02-18-05, 12:24 PM
ya, i saw that one as well.
but after reading it's manual on bios, the agp/pci setting was kinda confusing to me. so i decided to skip that board.
02-18-05, 12:25 PM
the abit IS7 does look good though. i like how the board can adjust the vdimm up to 3.15. too bad i can't find one from the refurb section.
You sure the IS7 has vdimm that high? I thought it only went to 2.8v. I know the Abit AI7 goes up to 3.2v.
02-18-05, 12:58 PM
you might be right.
i read that info on SoftMenu from the abit site. i guess that's not correct.
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.