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AnimasterZ
05-23-05, 05:57 PM
Ok I fried my Soyo kt400 dragon lite and need to replace the mobo. Don't have the money to upgrage but was hopeing for a good replacement for under $100. The cpu is a AMD AXP 2800+ barton w/2x256 ddr266@333. I want something that is reliable w/OC'ing ability and if possible dual channel mem. Thanks. (throwpc) This is my secondary system that I use for data processing.

CaptNKILL
05-23-05, 06:00 PM
Nforce 2 Ultra 400 chipset

Best board to get: Abit NF7-S 2.0 :)

AnimasterZ
06-16-05, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the help CaptNKILL. However I checked the manufactures website and the Abit NF7-s v2.0 does not use the nForce 2 ultra 400 chipset it uses the NVIDIA nForce2 SPP northbrigde. Also I would like some more opinions about which chipset and possible a board that I should get because I don't want another baord that will die on me even without overclocking. :POKE:

CaptNKILL
06-16-05, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the help CaptNKILL. However I checked the manufactures website and the Abit NF7-s v2.0 does not use the nForce 2 ultra 400 chipset it uses the NVIDIA nForce2 SPP northbrigde. Also I would like some more opinions about which chipset and possible a board that I should get because I don't want another baord that will die on me even without overclocking.
It does use the Ultra 400. There was a lot of BS flying around the specific names of Nforce 2 chipsets so I dont think theres any specific name for any of them.

The board can run at 400Mhz FSB, it has Soundstorm audio onboard, and supports Dual Channel memory.

The chipset on this board has had 2 or 3 different names (including the Ultra 400) so its pretty much just a matter of what features you need, rather than the specific name you are looking for.

$n][pErMan
06-16-05, 08:05 PM
Soyo Dragon 2 KT880 works great for me... and im overclocked hardcore with it too :)

jAkUp
06-16-05, 08:08 PM
Another vote for the nForce2 ABIT NF-S 2.0.

That is the best board for the Socket 462 chip.

ricercar
06-16-05, 08:21 PM
All nForce2 SPPs have always been 400 MHz FSB parts.

However, because NVIDIA released the nForce2 SPP before AMD announced the 400 MHz FSB Athlons, NVIDIA could not call their SPPs at that speed without breaking NDA. Hence the SPP had no blatant FSB speed when first released. Later, after AMD announced 400 MHz Athlons, NVIDIA started silk screening "Ultra 400" on the EXACT SAME parts, and many people upgraded unnecessarily.

Others upgraded with cause. Many OEM motherboard manufacturers were caught by surprise by AMD's 400 MHz parts. They had designed nForce2 motherboards with tolerances that could reach only 333 MHz FSB. Thus there were many board manufacturers that released v2.0 motherboards rated at 400 MHz. It wasn't the nForce2 SPP that was holding back the v1.0 boards from 400 MHz; it was the board design and cheap capacitors, etc.

Only the nForce2 IGPs were "rated" at 333 MHz by NVIDIA. Even so, most of them could clock at 400 with an AGP graphics card.

The Abit nForce2 SPP boards are especially known as fantastic overclockers. I much prefer the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe and A7N8X-E Deluxe for stability and features, but YMMV. Shun VIA.

Pandora's Box
06-16-05, 08:30 PM
Another vote for the nForce2 ABIT NF-S 2.0.

That is the best board for the Socket 462 chip.


questionable considering i havent had a single problem with my setup in the 2 years i have had it. a7n8x 2.0 deluxe wins best stable nforce 2 board. granted the abit has more overclocking headroom but i prefer stability.

jAkUp
06-16-05, 11:13 PM
Well, I'm speaking mainly from an OC'ing standpoint.

I think the ABIT NF7 was one of the famous boards Oskar Wu worked on before he left.

Mith192
06-16-05, 11:40 PM
I personaly always like the Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe better than the Abit
but thats just me :)

saberz
06-17-05, 11:43 AM
As a past user of 2 nforce2 NF7-S rev 2's I can safely say they are Ultra style :)



Sadly I had very bad experiences with board quality and had 2 of them die on me first after 6 months and the second 2-3 months. Excellent boards for Overclocking and soundstorm is the shiznit :)

ricercar
06-17-05, 01:42 PM
ABIT NF7 was one of the famous boards Oskar Wu worked on before he left.I seem to remember this also. Was Wu one of the founders of Abit? He was good.

Gn00b
06-19-05, 03:00 PM
nForce2 Ultra fer sure IMHO.

Soundstorm and nTune certified if you can find them. Here's a link to nVidia's list...

http://www.nvidia.com/object/motherboards.html

Dazz
06-19-05, 07:45 PM
I would pick up the DFi NFII Ultra B board if you are overclocking by far the best, by far.