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    ok, im in the process of gettin my mobo sold. im looking for a good or great overclocking mobo for less then 150..i have amd 2600 xp and i would like for the mobo to have nforce2 and just all over good mobo..thanks
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    A good board with plenty of features is the 8RDA3+ but the 8RDA3I is cheaper as its doesn't have the extra features but both can be found on this page.

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    $150 is a lot to spend on an AXP board, but the best clocker is going to be the DFI Infinity.....i'm pretty sure that would cover it.

    Lots of people switching to that from the NF7 and getting 240-270fsb...

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    mmm i looked at the 8rd3's and they mostly got bad reviews..and that DFI looks pretty promising, the only problem people had was a dead cmos batt...that might be my decision unless sombody wants to say other wise..thanks though
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    I don't look at the reviews on newegg.

    I look at end users experiences on forums, its the board to beat right now in the OCing department.

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    Funny that as even though I havn't used the value version I havn't come across a bad 8RDA3+. Their performance is on average for nForce2 boards when used at stock speeds though when it comes to bein' overclocked they really shine plus they've worked just as well as my 8RDA+'s which runs my XP2600+ 24/7 @ 2.3GHZ but will get it up to 2.5GHz when I want (no point at wearin' things out at this speed though) and my XP1800+ 24/7 @ 2.1GHz (both under continuous full load). But then there's always the choice of the Abit NF7 or ASUS AN7X8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Funny that as even though I havn't used the value version I havn't come across a bad 8RDA3+. Their performance is on average for nForce2 boards when used at stock speeds though when it comes to bein' overclocked they really shine plus they've worked just as well as my 8RDA+'s which runs my XP2600+ 24/7 @ 2.3GHZ but will get it up to 2.5GHz when I want (no point at wearin' things out at this speed though) and my XP1800+ 24/7 @ 2.1GHz (both under continuous full load). But then there's always the choice of the Abit NF7 or ASUS AN7X8.
    I agree, I've bought this 8RDA3 a few months ago and I'm very happy with it. Good performance at stock, and as Wiggo mentioned it overclocks nice to.. :)

    Btw Wiggo what setting are you using to reach 2.5Ghz?

    (I'm not getting that high but then again it may be that my cpu is a bad overclocker)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    Btw Wiggo what setting are you using to reach 2.5Ghz?
    11.5 x 220MHz but normally I run 11.5 x 200MHz.

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    Damn! I'ma give it another go. I'll be back..

    (if not then call the fire brigade) :laugh:


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    Yeah but that 2.5Ghz means nothing if it was only 200fsb...

    With some good RAM, if you run the Infinity at 250x10 it will blow anything else out of the water...not saying 200x12.5 is bad, its not at all (most people can't do 2.5Ghz on air), but the system as a whole working together, for example your RAM, make a much faster system than what just the multiplier can do.

    But overclocking is never guaranteed, your mileage may vary.

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