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somebody
26-11-2003, 09:01 AM
I'm looking at buying a computer in the near future (decided to go for P4 instead of AMD), but I have little knowledge on their Chipsets. I have heard that Intel chipsets are reknowned for their stability. Is anybody able to offer me advice regarding this?

I am looking for a motherboard between $100-$200, to suit a Pentium 4 2.4ghz CPU (533mhz FSB)

Susan B
26-11-2003, 09:13 AM
> I have heard that Intel chipsets are reknowned for their stability.

That is correct.

Asking what motherboard you should get will afford you a range of different opinions as everyone has their own personal brand preferenced. I would suggest going to a site such as Ascent (http://www.ascent.co.nz/mn-product-template.asp?cname=Motherboards) to pick out a few prospects, read the reviews on them and make your choice that way. You can then ask here what people would recommend from a shortlist.

somebody
26-11-2003, 09:23 AM
Thanks Susan. At this stage I have decided on this one:

Asustek P4P8X-UAY SATA Intel 865P Dual DDR400 RAM 8xAGP 3COM Gigabyte LAN

mainly because I get better specs for the same price. I know this might sound stupid, but Asustek and Asus are the same company aren't they?

I'm just waiting a reply to my other post about Dual-Channel RAM, to know if I can just put a single 512mb stick of ram in this motherboard.

drcspy
26-11-2003, 10:02 AM
Hiya

I'm running a P4 2.4c on a Asus p4s800 which is a relatively cheap mobo......it is 800Mhz (not 533 as you want), however I can tell you that so far (7 weeks since I built the system) its fine...........it does support hyperthreading and dual channel ram .......yes of course you can run just one ram stick......(I'm running 2x 256mb pc3200 ram - so it's dual channel)
I assume you are gonna be runnign XP ?.........cause the older OS's are not capable of hyperthreadign.......

The board I have is capable of being overclocked in the bios and I've had the CPU runnign very successfully at 3.0Ghz. This also puts the FSB up to 1.0Ghz !!!

drcspy
26-11-2003, 10:04 AM
um.......havent looked up the specs on yoru mobo but if it's 533 then pc 3200 ddr400 ram is a little 'wasted' lol on this .........

somebody
26-11-2003, 10:34 AM
Mobo is compatible with 400/533/800mhz FSB. I intend to use PC2700 DDR (333mhz), however the motherboard is capable of handling PC3200.

agent
26-11-2003, 10:35 AM
Can you recommend the 2.4GHz P4 with 800MHz FSB?

I'm thinking of getting one, because it is highly renowned to be far more stable in overclocking... PCPP clocked it to 3.2GHz (or higher, I can't remember) before the computer wouldn't boot anymore. And, of course, I'm highly due for an upgrade.

drcspy
26-11-2003, 09:26 PM
well yes the p4 2.4c works well for me with my asus p4s800 mobo......(that's a 800FSB).........i can clock it up to 3.0Ghz easy and it runs stable and fine........heats up just a little but......ran a 'burn in test' with sisoft sandra program, just to test the overclock @3.0Ghz and it went up to 43Celsius well according to the installed motherboard monitor prog it's got probs at about 72Celsius........well I wouldn't want it to go near that but it's not.............Ps: I'm using the standard heatsink and fan as supplied wiht the p4 2.4c

when you O/C the CPU to 3.0Ghz the bus speed clocks to 1.0Ghz........I reckon that's awsome............

Usually I just run the system at 10% O/C which is 2.64Ghz and 880Mhz bus...........it loves it.,.........