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Thread: mobo compatibility with a P4 2.4C




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    Hi, I'm building a new computer, with a P4 2.4C 800mhz FSB processor, and I'm uncertain as to which motherboards will be compatible with it.

    I've heard many good things about Asus so I'd like to get an Asus P4P800 motherboard. What confuses me, though, is the fact that I can't figure out what chipset the processor is... I *think* that it's an 875P, whereas the Asus P4P800 supports the 865PE chipset.

    Does this mean I'd have to get a different motherboard (like the more expensive P4C800) for my P4 chip to work?

    The link to the processor I'm buying is below, I'd really appreciate anyone who could clarify this for me.

    Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB

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    look up the mobos in question at the asus website, that will give you all the info you want to know.

    http://www.asus.com/
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    You can use any chipset you want with the CPU...845, 865, 875...

    The ones you want to look at are 865 and 875, those are the dual channel 800fsb boards. The 865 (P4P800) is a lot cheaper and will get you great performance. It also comes with all the Onboard LAN, Audio, SATA/RAID options you could want. If you really want the PAT (5% more memory bandwidth, 200-300mb/s) get the 875 (P4C800).

    How extreme to you plan to go? For reference, just about all of the top ORB scores for 3DMark are all P4C800s.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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