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Thread: ASUS P4P800 or MSI Neo2




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    I'm ready to buy some new parts. Right now I'm leading toward the Neo2 because of the extra USB ports it has and also its $20 less than the P4P800. I've read positive reviews on both. My only concern is the fan on the Northbridge, which runs at 6500 RPM. Will that make my system, which seems fairly quiet now, louder? I know some of you have the P4P800 but does anyone own the Neo2 and can comment on it?

    Also I'm buying a P4 2.4 or 2.6c and one more 512MB Corsair PC3200 to run a Dual DDR setup. I'm not sure which P4 to go with yet. The 2.6 is only $20 more and will be able to achieve higher clock speeds at a lower FSB.

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    Lol, I jsut went through kind of the same thing (the thread titled *the Upgraded Rig*). First, go with the Neo2, I'm getting one too. It's sweet board, really sweet, read this review from tom's hardware, it's the fastest board of the 24, and it's wicked cheap:

    http://www6.tomshardware.com/motherb...707/index.html

    If you dont O/c the board alot (like under 250) the fan shouldnt run that loud. MSI put that fast of fan on it so it could handle o/c speeds and their resulting temperatures.
    Also, get the 2.6C. If you wanna o/c the 2.4, you're gonna have to get higher FSB speeds which will put stress on everything. Getting a higher stock speed CPU will take care of some of that. For instance, you have to run the FSB at 250MHz w/ the 2.4's multiple of 12 to get a 3 GHz proc. You only have the run the FSB at 233MHz x the 2.6's multiple of 13 to get the same 3GHz speed. 233 will put a whole lot less stress on your system than 250 will. Also, what kind of RAM ya have>? You might wanna make sure you ahve some good stuff if you're gonna o/c. My recommendation would be PC3500 at least, 3700 would be the best. Anyways, best of luck, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Thanks. I'll read through your thread now. :cool:

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    As the P4P800 seem to perform very good in the tests I've seen and also is a totally quitet board you may want to go for that one if the noise is important. However both mobos are sweet so you can't go wrong..

    Get the 2.6 one and run it with Intels stock hsf and with the "quiet technology" enabled in the bios it let's the cpu fan slow down slightly when the system isn't under heavy load which also makes the whole system more quiet..

    :cheers:

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    I just placed an order for the MSI Neo2/LS and P4 2.6C. Also I ordered dual OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 256MB Gold series. From reading reviews it looks like these can run at DDR 500 so I'm looking forward to testing that.

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    I got the parts and set everything up yesterday. I can run at 220FSB but at 233 it crashes after Windows XP loads. I've tried upping the vcore but that doesn't help. Any ideas?

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    1) Did you make sure everything is set up perfectly (i.e., use enough, but not too much, thermal paste on the CPU).
    2)what are your temps?

    Someone else who knows more about o/cings should come in here. :p

    : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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