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    Member baberpervez's Avatar
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    The best Socket A board for Overclocking!

    Help! My old motherboard fried and I need to get a new one!

    I heard the following two are really good but they're rather hard to find.

    EPoX 8RDA3+
    Abit Ns7 v.2


    Can I expect the same results from either? OR is one far superior than the other?

    Also are there other boards that are excpetional? I know I could do a search to see if there are any outstandign reviews on them but I'd prefer to get direct feedback from users.

    I'm trying to overclock my XP 2200+ to the highest possible speed!

    Please help!
    New System: i7 960 @ 3.84 Mhz 1.4v w/H70 - Gigabyte EX58 UD5 Rev 1.0 - 6x2GB OCZ HPC Reaper 19200 @ 1600 Mhz 8-8-8-24 -1T, Triple SLI 3 x ASUS 570GTX- OCZ Vertex2 50GB, 1250W OCZ ZX Series PSU, Antec DF-85 Darkfleet, Psyko 5.1 Carbon

    Old System:
    A64 3700+ San Diego (939) @2800 Ghz - ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe - Zalman Cu-7700 +AS5 - 2.5 GB OCZ PC4000 GOLD - SLI 2 X BFG 8800GT stock - Maxtor 80 GB -Maxtor 160 GB -WD 37 GB Raptor Drive - 32GB Patriot SSD - Audigy 2 ZS - 2X Altec Lansing 641 - 600 Watt OCZ Modstream - :beer:


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    Member wizard james's Avatar
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    the nf7-s rev 2 is very good.

    theres lots of guides for vott mods and also lapping the northbridge so u can get that extra 10 fsb.

    i already own one and am buying another one
    Depot Tech at Tech Squad in Calgary Alberta
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    Member Aslan's Avatar
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    The NF7-S v2.0 is a very good choice. I don't think you should have any difficulty in finding this motherboard, as stores such as www.ncix.com and www.vibecomputers.com both have it in stock.

    Also, make sure to stay away from the NF7-S2 and NF7-S2G as these two are very limited in their overclocking ability.

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    Member baberpervez's Avatar
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    Yes I noticed that about the abit board! NOt to get the two confused!
    I'm reading some reviews now and keep u all updated on its performance!

    It says it can use dual DRR. It isn't what I think its talking about is it???? :0 Ithought that was only A64?

    Help?
    New System: i7 960 @ 3.84 Mhz 1.4v w/H70 - Gigabyte EX58 UD5 Rev 1.0 - 6x2GB OCZ HPC Reaper 19200 @ 1600 Mhz 8-8-8-24 -1T, Triple SLI 3 x ASUS 570GTX- OCZ Vertex2 50GB, 1250W OCZ ZX Series PSU, Antec DF-85 Darkfleet, Psyko 5.1 Carbon

    Old System:
    A64 3700+ San Diego (939) @2800 Ghz - ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe - Zalman Cu-7700 +AS5 - 2.5 GB OCZ PC4000 GOLD - SLI 2 X BFG 8800GT stock - Maxtor 80 GB -Maxtor 160 GB -WD 37 GB Raptor Drive - 32GB Patriot SSD - Audigy 2 ZS - 2X Altec Lansing 641 - 600 Watt OCZ Modstream - :beer:


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    Member fateshammer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by baberpervez

    It says it can use dual DRR. It isn't what I think its talking about is it???? :0 Ithought that was only A64?

    Help?
    Dual channel support is a feature of the core logic chipset. The NF7 series has the nForce2 for the northbridge so it is capable of running in dual channel mode, dual channel is not just only for A64's.

    ABIT AV8 v1.1 (BIOS 24)
    AMD A64 3200+ (Winchester) CBBHD 0450 UPGW (2.5GHz = 250x10 1.5V)
    PDP Patriot XBLK PC3200 2x512 (250MHz 2.5-3-3-7 1T 2.70V)
    Coolermaster Hyper6 / AS5
    OCZ Powerstream 520W
    ELSA Falcox 9800FX Radeon (Flashed to 9800 Pro)415 Core/375 Mem Stock Cooling
    Soundblaster Audigy 2
    Logitech Z-640 5.1 Surround
    ViewSonic A91f+ (19" CRT)
    MINOTAUR Custom Case

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    The ASUS A7N8X Deluxe is also a great board for overclocking, it can be found at Newegg.

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