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Thread: Looking to upgrade to 856 chipset mobo




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    I have an Aopen AX4GE MAX motherboard right now, and I am interested in upgrading to a 865PE chipset motherboard for the HT support, Dual channel RAM, 200mhz FSB, etc. What boards do you recommend? Looking for relatively cheap here. Also interested in whether or not upgrading to a P4C instead of my current 2.4B processor would be worth it?

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    ASUS P4P800

    The upgrade will give you HT, as P4B processors did not support it (except for the 3.06).

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    ABIT A17

    Fast stable and very overclockable.
    My 2.4B is running at 3.2 rock solid on stock cooling.

    Yes the C would give you HT however if you can get 3.2 stock (with PAT) do you need to spend the cash. Spend it on dual DDR instead.

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    PAT= Point After Touchdown? j/k...what is it and what does it do?

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    Faster memory performance relating to overall better system performance.

    P4B chips don't have HT, where the P4C's do. Actually, HT has been there since the 1.6a Northwood but was dormant and not activated...but thats another story. And no you can't activate it.

    I will second the recommendation for the Abit AI7, however you will need a bit more experience with BIOS options and overclocking as it is a bit more complex in the BIOS menus than the ASUS.

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    Soulburner is correct on this issue.
    You could use to UGURU feature to overclock in windows, then after you have learned what to do overclock it properly on the bios.

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