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Thread: Anyone used either of these boards?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rain
    Don't buy the Asus- the Abit NF7 and Epox 8RDA are better- the Asus AN78X only has 2 phase power, the Abit and Epox both have 3 phase power. I have used both a Abit NF7-S and a Epox 8RDA3, and they both worked fine, but I would probably got the Abit- active cooling on the northbridge....
    Just in case someone doesnt understand this, that basicly means more stable voltages, which is especially good for overclocking.

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    Not always.

    Even though the ASUS Intel boards use 2 phase power, they STILL overclock better than some other boards with 3 and 4 phase power.

    It does not guarantee stable voltages. A lot of times its just a marketing gimmick.

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    Thanks for all the input everyone.

    Im not looking to overclock the board at all, it just needs to run at whatever the processor speed is that I decide on (probably a 2500+). Its for an office machine for a guy that doesnt really know the difference between anything, and I want it to run without too much problem. So, if he ever says he wants it to go faster, I can OC the thing, but for now Ill just leave it where it should be.

    Thanks again!

    ~Bug

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