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Seriously having a hard time picking a motherboard.

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GhostFaceKiller

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I am having a hard time picking a motherboard. It will be the KT7A-Raid or the IWILL KA-266R DDR. Now that the prices are the same for the motherboards and the ram. Which would you pick and why? I know that the Abit is the best overclockable board out there, but how is the IWILL KA-266R DDR overclockablity? I have been reading and reading and cant choose. I will be very intrested to hear what the people with the KA-266 DDR have to say. Hopefully this will make up my mind.

Thanks Folks!
 

Bender

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Just my opinion

I am not sold on ddr just yet. I just ordered an asus A7V133 for my dad allong with 256 megs of pc166. Stability is a big issue to me so I wasn't quite sure ddr boards where up to the task. DDR wil only give your system a 5-10 percent increase in preformance over a similar system running pc133. I am hoping to get the fsb for my dads system up to 150 and run the memory at 222 timing, which may be just what is needed to surpas the preformance of a ddr rig. Go with an A7V133 unless you are totaly sold on the ddr thing. In my opinion the A7V133 is the best overclocking board out there.
 

n2

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GhostFaceKiller (May 16, 2001 11:39 p.m.):
I am having a hard time picking a motherboard. It will be the KT7A-Raid or the IWILL KA-266R DDR. Now that the prices are the same for the motherboards and the ram. Which would you pick and why? I know that the Abit is the best overclockable board out there, but how is the IWILL KA-266R DDR overclockablity? I have been reading and reading and cant choose. I will be very intrested to hear what the people with the KA-266 DDR have to say. Hopefully this will make up my mind.

Thanks Folks!
KK266-R :)
i'm impressed so far, Win_Me uptime approx. 12hrs. since out of box from newegg.com.... SDRAM tho... i don't believe, from reading about, DDR is a wise choice at this time. this board comes with a really good manual, 3 cables, and install CD. i have not had one complaint so far. i also have not unlocked my duron, so far. figured i'd give it all some time to break in happily. that said, i feel i've made a wise choice... and the $130shipped was a great deal.
 

WinXP

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I would recommend the IWill KK266 or KK266R, just switched to the KK266R from a KT7A Raid(Abit). This board was much easier to get running an stable, it runs higher fsb than the abit. O/C a 1.33 on the Iwill to 1650 on the abit 1620, fsb on abit 147cas2 taxing it, Iwill 157cas2 no problem but this is as far as memory will go at cas2 (Mosel Vitalc Pc133 or Crucial Pc133) ordered some Corsair Pc 150 cas2 today. This is a very good mobo at a lower price. Some people are running the fsb into the 170 range. This mobo is worth looking into.