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Creole
04-18-03, 11:12 AM
I am thinking about upgrading from my AthlonXP1600 to a P4 2.4B, and I see a lot of people on newegg bought this Albatron board and they like it, but I know nothing about it. Also, would I have to change my power supply and what kind of ram would I need? I have PC2100 right now.

chief
04-23-03, 09:54 AM
why u don't overclock the 1600+ ?
oder buy a 1700+ t-bred b and overclock this one!

marqmajere
04-23-03, 01:59 PM
That mobo uses 333/266 DDR so your current ram should be fine if you don't want to spring for the pc2700. How large is your current power supply? Also for a little extra you could buy a mobo with the Intel 850E chipset. They perform better but you'd have to invest in new ram for it.

However neither of these suport the new 800fsb that Intel has jumped to. Solution? The new 875P. Not only does it support all newer fsb's (400, 533, 800), but it uses DDR ram in place of the slowly fading RDRAM for the extra bandwidth. While the 875P is a bit more expensive, it's the fastest dual-channel chipset and because it supports 400fsb and up, you'll be safe on whichever P4 you buy at least untill Intel releases the PCI express chipset sometime in 2004.

why u don't overclock the 1600+ ? oder buy a 1700+ t-bred b and overclock this one!

I wouldn't do that as it seems that you are taking a chance on which t-bred version you are getting. Not all of the t-breds are overclocking friendly. It's more like playing the lottery on that one.

sonyman
04-23-03, 07:50 PM
The 875P chipset does NOT support 400MHz FSB P4s. Your best solution would be a motherboard based on the i865 chipset, which has all the features of the 875P except for PAT, and it costs $100 less.

Scott

marqmajere
04-24-03, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by sonyman
The 875P chipset does NOT support 400MHz FSB P4s. Your best solution would be a motherboard based on the i865 chipset, which has all the features of the 875P except for PAT, and it costs $100 less.

Scott

See here. Link to 400fsb 875P (http://usa.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=P4C800%20Deluxe&langs=09)

and

Link to another 400fsb 875P (http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_product_spec_details_r_us.jsp?PRODUCT_ID=1134)

Notice these two? Both run the 875P chipset and both support 400, 533, AND 800 fsb. Also before you start in on the price, let it be known that I was simply giving him ALL alternatives regardless of price. I even stated that they would be a bit more expensive.

sonyman
04-24-03, 09:58 AM
Those are the only two websites I have seen that mention 400MHz FSB support. Intel, other manufacturers, and review sites, all mention how 400MHz is no longer supported.

Scott

ATI LoVeR 9700
04-25-03, 09:40 AM
Get an Abit BH7. It's the best overclocking board out there and it does support the 800mhz FSB officially. Even though it's on the 845PE chipset.