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hypertek
07-16-05, 06:59 PM
So I might want to upgrade my old abit bd7II mobo since its ageing... i have a p4 2.53 oced at 3.11 right now (watercooled).. thinking about upgrading just the mobo cuz im not planin to upgrade cpu right now (i think im killing my mobo since i had a few waterleaks on my first wc attempt.. let me know what would be a good cheap upgrade. Thanks

Strages
07-17-05, 03:36 PM
The best boards for overclocking socket 478 procs are the Abit IC7 Max III (the Max II is pretty good as well, but it doesn't feature OTES cooling so that holds it back) and the ASUS P4C800. Both boards are going to push your processor to the breaking point, especially if you have very fast ram that can get close to 300mhz. One thing to note however, is that if you get your RAM running above 250mhz, you absolutely need to so something about actively cooling your MOSFETs - they get extremely hot on these boards. Also, Prescott is a no. HardOCP literally melted a piece of foam insulation they were using when testing these boards outside of a case when OC'ing a prescott (btw, again, because of the heat generated by the MOSFETs). Good luck!

jAkUp
07-17-05, 04:58 PM
ABIT IC7 MaxIII :D

keith33
07-17-05, 05:23 PM
ABIT IC7 MaxIII :D

Hottest 478 board there is. Might set you back some cash though. Maybe even enough to justify getting like a 3000+ venice and a nf3/nf4 board?

Strages
07-17-05, 05:26 PM
Hottest 478 board there is. Might set you back some cash though. Maybe even enough to justify getting like a 3000+ venice and a nf3/nf4 board?

Nah, doesn't cost that much. We used to sell those for a little over $200. By now you could probably get one for under $150. That's the price of 3000+ Venice alone.