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Old March 10th 05, 06:49 PM
Peter Harrington
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I am looking for some recommentations for AMD XP-M boards. Need an
adjustable multiplier. Also, the low-end power supply does not have an
auxillary +12 V line, so I would like to find a board with a LAN, but does
not require the extra line of juice.

Will moderately overclock with a 166 MHz FSB.

TIA,

Pete


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Old March 10th 05, 07:30 PM
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My Asus A7V880 worked ok. It reads some voltages wrong, though.

I had mine at 2150 and 1.58v. 166 bus, 166 memory. Stopped there because I
wanted to keep it cool and had a simple heatsink.

Used crystalcpuid to run the power now type multiplier changes on the fly.

Didn't have any hardware compatibility problems, and am having them with the
same hardware on my nforce 3.
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Old March 10th 05, 09:14 PM
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On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 18:49:21 +0000, Peter Harrington wrote:

I am looking for some recommentations for AMD XP-M boards. Need an
adjustable multiplier. Also, the low-end power supply does not have an
auxillary +12 V line, so I would like to find a board with a LAN, but does
not require the extra line of juice.

I wouldn't give up on the NF7 just yet. Try the pinmod first.

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Old March 10th 05, 09:24 PM
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I am looking for some recommentations for AMD XP-M boards. Need an
adjustable multiplier. Also, the low-end power supply does not have an
auxillary +12 V line, so I would like to find a board with a LAN, but does
not require the extra line of juice.

Will moderately overclock with a 166 MHz FSB.


I put together a machine out of spare parts, which ended up having an
NF7-M and an Athlon MP1800 - and it ran just fine without the +12V
connector. I also stuck an XP-M in it temporarily at somewhere around 2.2
GHz, and it ran fine without the +12V as well. My guess would be that other
NF7 boards would as well, but I can't guarantee it.

The NF7-M boards are alright if you want the onboard video (which for
onboard video is very good), they'll do nearly 400 MHz FSB if you up the
voltage to the northbridge, and a bit over 400 if you use an add-in video
card as well. However, if you're looking for even more FSB (or just don't
want/need the onboard video), something like an NF7-S would probably be a
better choice.

steve


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Old March 10th 05, 10:44 PM
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"Peter Harrington" wrote in message
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I am looking for some recommentations for AMD XP-M boards. Need an
adjustable multiplier. Also, the low-end power supply does not have an
auxillary +12 V line, so I would like to find a board with a LAN, but does
not require the extra line of juice.

Will moderately overclock with a 166 MHz FSB.

TIA,

Pete



I just bought an Asus A7V600-X motherboard, Features support for 100,133,166
and 200 FSB chips. Built in 10/100 lan, 4 USB 2.0 ports and headers for 4
more, SATA Raid. and Built in sound. Should support your current chip and
up to an Athlon XP3200+ Barton (which happens to be the chip I use) though
be aware this board is Single channel memory, slighty slower than an Nforce
based board, but well worth the money .. you can get this board for as low
as $50 on sale.. just check www.pricewatch.com


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Old March 10th 05, 11:58 PM
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"Chuck" wrote
I just bought an Asus A7V600-X motherboard


be aware this board is Single channel memory,

A7V880 is dual.


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Old March 11th 05, 03:42 AM
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"Peter Harrington" wrote in message
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I am looking for some recommentations for AMD XP-M boards. Need an
adjustable multiplier. Also, the low-end power supply does not have an
auxillary +12 V line, so I would like to find a board with a LAN, but does
not require the extra line of juice.

Will moderately overclock with a 166 MHz FSB.

TIA,

Pete


ASUS A7N8X-E with a Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu cooler is AS GOOD AS IT GETS in the
overclocking and reliability worlds


cheers!

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Old March 11th 05, 04:13 AM
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"Ed Light" wrote in message
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"Chuck" wrote
I just bought an Asus A7V600-X motherboard


be aware this board is Single channel memory,

A7V880 is dual.



True so his decision should be based on what how many sticks of memory he
currently has or is willing to pay for. To use the Dual Channel memory of
the A7V880 it requires a minimum of 2 sticks of memory preferrably PC2700 or
PC3200 at about $90 to 100 a stick. Where the A7V600-X requires only 1
stick. Also if cost is a factor the A7V880 costs $120 on average where the
A7V600-X is $70 on average. Not trying to change the OP's mind just letting
him weight the options based on what his needs are. The only real diference
between the 2 boards is the dual Channel memory capability of the A7V880 and
that the A7V600-X has 6 PCI slots where the A7V880 has 5 PCI slots. other
than that they are practically Identical. Either way he will be getting an
excellent board that is easily upgradable and very easy to overclock with an
unlocked Processor. On that i've gotten as high as 2369 Mhz out of my XP
3200+ Barton (2.2 Ghz stock) that is with a 11.5* 206 setting. Unfortunately
I have some of the lowest quality memory available in my system. and it
can't handle an FSB of over 215 .. and that's even if I lower the multiplier
to 10 and try to underclock to 10*216 for a speed of 2160, 40 under stock)
But that's my problem for buying a bundled MB, Processor, memory combo
Processor and MB are excellent and memory is adequate just doesn't have the
timings necessary for extreme overclocking.


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Old March 11th 05, 04:31 AM
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"Chuck" wrote
be aware this board is Single channel memory,

A7V880 is dual.



True so his decision should be based on what how many sticks of memory he
currently has or is willing to pay for. To use the Dual Channel memory of
the A7V880 it requires a minimum of 2 sticks of memory preferrably PC2700
or PC3200 at about $90 to 100 a stick.

newegg has pc3200 Kingmax dual 512's for $102. They are even low latency.



Where the A7V600-X requires only 1
stick. Also if cost is a factor the A7V880 costs $120 on average


which currency? $67 US.
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-501&depa=1


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Old March 11th 05, 08:11 AM
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The NF7-S v2.0 lets you adjust vcore by 0.025V increments from 1.1V to
1.8 or 1.9V (can't recall off the top of my head the upper limit). Can
run RAM in single or dual channel configuration. The board comes with a
back panel slot with 2xUSB2.0 and 2xFirewire (1 firewire A and 1
firewire B (mini)). Abit even left an empty slot below the AGP slot so
that you don't waste a PCI slot below your video card (where you
shouldn't put a PCI device anyways). You'll need your own video card
though since there's no onboard video... has onboard LAN, SPDIF (optical
audio) Out, 6.1 channel analog audio out, etc... Seems to be one of the
boards of choice for overclockers... I'll be assembling my system again
on Thursday after getting my XP-M chip back from AMD on an RMA (I
haven't even used it yet; bought it 2nd hand and it was bust).... I'll
let you know how it goes if you'd like some firsthand info...

JB

Peter Harrington wrote:
I am looking for some recommentations for AMD XP-M boards. Need an
adjustable multiplier. Also, the low-end power supply does not have an
auxillary +12 V line, so I would like to find a board with a LAN, but does
not require the extra line of juice.

Will moderately overclock with a 166 MHz FSB.

TIA,

Pete


 




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