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Thread: Asus or epox???




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    Hi m use the asus A7n8x-e now but it sucks at overclocking, my barton 3000+ it cant get passed 2.4ghz or the asus board makes me reset the cpu speeds everytime i restart the computer. Will the Epox EP-8RDA+ do any better, or is it even worth changeing out the Asus motherboard for the Epox if the cpu wont go any higher 2.4ghz? :wink:

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    At 2.4GHz you've likely found the limit of your CPU. The 8RDA+ will give ya higher voltage settings but why bother?

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    Definetely....

    Buying a new Socket A motherboard if you already have one is just stupid, IMO. There are much more money-efficient ways of increasing system performance. If you were to get a new motherboard, if should be socket 754, socket 940, or socket 939 (if you wait) so you can get an Athlon 64. A new motherboard for a Barton that is only being bought to add a few MHz to your clock speed just isn't a good use of money.

    Either save up for a new system, or use that money to get a better HSF or better RAM (depending on what you have). You might acutally go higher with a new processor HSF or maybe more case cooling. The motherboard probably won't be as important of a factor.

    But as wayout44 said, you've probably met your limits, or at least come incredibly close.

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    I've not been impressed with Epox newer stuff as far a reliability, so I wouldn't go for them anyway. You might get a higher overclock, but if it's only 1 more MHz on the FSB, why bother, IMO.

    Overclocking is luck, and there is no guarantee you'll get a higher OC out of it if you switch mobo's.

    If you still want to get a new board, you might want to add DFI's NF2 Ultra of the Infinity or LANParty flavors to your short list. The LP has the uber-large box of stuff, where as the Infinity is more in-line with the rest of the boards in it's class.

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