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So, I've got two motherboards, what one should I use?

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CAPiTA

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I've currently have two mobos: a A7N8X-X and a A7V8X. I'm using the A7N8X-X right now, but i can't push the FSB past 202MHz. Do you think I would get a better oc and overall performance? I was thinking of trying the V8X instead, but I'd like to get a new opinion before dismantling my system.
 

ZachM

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The A7V8X will not be able to handle FSBs nearly as high as the A7N8X. The V8X uses a Via chipset. They don't have PCI/AGP bus locks. So when you up your FSB the PCI and AGP busses go up with it. That is not good. The N8X uses an Nforce 2 chipset which does have the locks.
 
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CAPiTA

CAPiTA

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Thanks for the reply. For the lock, is there suppost to be an option in the BIOS that activates it?