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AI7 or IS7???? HELP

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Speedpc

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Dec 20, 2002
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USA
Hello I need so expert advise!!!!
currently have a IS7 one of the very first (has the gigabit 3com lan) with a excellent 2.4C (275fsb) no problem with Geil PC4200 (2.8v) the board runs great but the max voltage is 2.8 for memory. Well somebody would like to buy my IS7 and i was thinking about getting a AI7 is this a good or bad idea???? Should i stick with a board and chipset that runs flawless or should i put this chipset on a newer better AI7 where the memory voltage can go higher??? Let me know what you all think Thanks Scott (ps i already have a IC7Max3 and i really think the IS7 runs better that is why i am thinking about the AI7)
 

Spacepiston

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Mar 11, 2001
Location
GR, MI
If you want to set your mem voltage higher the AI7 is a great cause you can go to 3.2 on the memory I believe.

I found the Uguru thing to be quite annoying, but outside of that the board is very stable, after you get the settings right (if your overclocking). The mosfets can get a bit too hot though...

If I had to chose over again, I would have gotten the Max3, because now I have a Prescott and even with heatsinks on the mosfets pwm temps can reach 95C. I watercool though and there is no heatsink fan to blow air over this area, which is what I think Abit was banking on.
 

bobbymokie

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May 5, 2004
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I currently own both, and the is7 is the better overclocker. I can't tell by how much, as the vdimm limits my fsb to 252, but the ai7 crapped out at 244 regardless of volts. This is a direct comparison with all other hardware being the same exact piece.
 

Spacepiston

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Mar 11, 2001
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GR, MI
292 fsb is near the top end of the AI7. Unfortunately the voltage required to run my Prescott at that speed pushes my mosfets beyond a safe operating temp, so im forced to run slower until I devise a better cooling solution then passive heatsinks on the mosfets.