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  1. #1
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    Jun 2004

    IC7-G or AI7 for new system

    Hello! I'm going to build a new system with a 3.2 GHz (Northwood) CPU and 1GB (2x512) of Kingston ValueRAM Dual Channel 3200 RAM. I would like to overclock the CPU to 3.6+ speeds with stock cooling (may buy after market cooling if, necessary).

    1) Are these expectations reason?

    2) Which Abit board would be best ($30 price difference) - IC7-G or AI7? Why?

    3) Would you recommend different RAM or will the Kingston work?


  2. #2
    Disabled CircuitBreaker8's Avatar
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    May 2004
    Silver Spring, MD
    Get the IC7-G , it has the 875 chipset which will give you a nice boost over the 865, even though the AI7 has a hacked PAT ( performance accell tech ) which makes it almost as good as the 875.

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    What about the extra vdimm the AI7 can run though? Actually, I'm pretty interested in this question myself purely due to that fact. I think most people would agree that the 875 chipset is a bit better- but the difference is fairly marginal.
    Main Gaming PC- Intel Desktop: "Cyborgmind: Duo"
    Xeon e3110 "Wolfdale" @ 4.1ghz, 9x467, 1.32v idle, 1.28v load -- Swiftech H20-220 Compact
    Evga 750i FTW -- 4GB G.Skill pc8500 @ 1066mhz, 5-5-5-15, 2.1v -- Corsair 1000w PSU
    74gb Raptor w/ XP Pro SP3 & Vista 64 SP2 dual-boot -- 640gb WD -- BFG GTX 280 OC
    Modded black/green themed TT Armor case w/ custom stenciling and UV cathodes

    Intel Desktop "Kaoru": e6600 @ stock, Biostar p43 mobo, 2gb pc6400 ddr2, x1900gt
    Intel HTPC "Id" (DEAD): Celeron D 2.4ghz, S-Presso S1-P112, 512mb pc2700, FX 5200
    Intel HTPC "Fei": 2.4c @ 3ghz, IC7, 1gb pc3700, 6800GT, Antec Overture II
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    Disabled CircuitBreaker8's Avatar
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    May 2004
    Silver Spring, MD
    Yeah, but the AI7 has a hacked PAT feature which makes almost as good as the 875.

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