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Old 06-18-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default Good 939 mobo's?

I recently bought an AMD 64 3500 and I'm looking for a decen't motherboard to go with it. So far my choices look something like: GA-K8NF-9, MSI K8T NEO2, ASUS A8V Deluxe, GA-K8NS Ultra, MSI K8N NEO4 ect, ect but I realy don't know. What would be the best board for overclocking? Also is it worth to get PCI-express?

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Old 06-18-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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I don't know about the motherboard, but I have a ABIT-AV8 on mine and its great. Comes with a Guru Clock, and some others do, which shows loads of information and allows you to overclock so much easier.

PCI-Express is the future of 3D cards so yeah, for a new system, its best to get it
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MSI K8N NEO4 is a good one. right now PCI-E x16 and AGP x8 are just about equal. whever or not to get PCI-E depends on when your going to upgrade again. if you are going to upgrade again in the near future you might want to get AGP because the AGP graphic cards are cheaper, but if your not going to upgrade again for awhile get PCI-E.
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One mobo I've been really fond of lately is:

Foxconn NF4UK8AA-8EKRS Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

It's inexpensive and loaded with features. Also super reliable. Pretty nice standard set of OCing also, voltage, bus speeds (seperate PCI, PCI express, and fsb if I remember correctly) A new egg linky:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186037
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Thats a nice MOBO. i don't get y they put PCI-E X1 slots in. i have 2 on my MOBO too and i have never found any cards to go in them.
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Yeah i quite like that board

Shame about the A97 audio though, but most people will have a dedicated sound card anyway.

Do you know the answer to why most motherboards using high spec CPU's only allow for speed PC3200/DDR400 RAM? When some support much faster for more overclocking potential and speed?
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No idea why the limited ram speeds. As for the 1x PCI I'm glad they have them in, in a year or two maybe those will be the dominant card. Also they got sufficient regular PCI. Last thing, remember internally gigE USB, Firewire, and RAID are all connected with PCI express which should give better performance.
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Yeah PCI-E is a very good choice to have, and all motherboards have PCI x1 cards for updating things? Did you mean PCI-E x16?
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no he ment PCI-E X1.
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Oh...didn't know that was even available? That works with standard PCI cards too though doesn't it?
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anything with nforce 4 (socket 939 of course) chipset in the motherboard is the best for pci express. for agp socket 939 best motherboard is asus a8v deluxe, thats what i have. amd 64 3800, asus a8v deluxe, 6800gt agp. there are reviews saying asus a8v deluxe rev 2 is best for agp socket 939 motherboard. (dont get rev 1 they dont have agp/pci locks which are needed for overclocking very very high)
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my asus a8v deluxe rev 2 (best overclocking socket 939 agp motherboard out there), is very good for overclocking, my amd 64 is overclocked 400mhz
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Oh...didn't know that was even available? That works with standard PCI cards too though doesn't it?
No they don't. they are really small slots.

They are the yellow slots in this pic:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...d%20-%20Retail
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trust me asus a8v deluxe rev 2 best in world for agp socket 939 and overclocking. Any nforce 4 motherboard best for pci-express socket 939 and overclocking.
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Oh.. very small indeed, must be new...

What will those be used for?...
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I think they are ment to replace PCI slots. the only thing i have ever heard that is going to be using one in the near future was a sound card. other than that i havn't seen or heard anything about them.
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Ah right. Do they offer something over normal PCI slots except for being smaller? More bandwidth just like PCI-Express for video cards?

What sort of cards do you think could be made in the future to run off these? Are they building up to something?
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they offer way more unshared bandwidth. I think per 1x there is 250 mb of bandwidth for that chanel (in theory there will also be 2x which is 500mb, 4x, and 8x slots). This is compared to 133 MB/s shared for all of your current pci cards. That's why this is such a big advantage. Internally on most motherboards all the peripherals are connected to 1x slots which should be really good for obtaining full gigabit ethernet speeds, while accessing your harddrive, and editing video over an external firewire drive.
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Ah right kewl Didn't make much sense to me...but thanks
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