Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Please recommend a P4 mobo...

  1. #1
    By-Tor with sticks spikegifted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    still behind the paddles
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Please recommend a P4 mobo...

    Ok guys and gals, I'm thinking of upgrading my gaming rig, which is currently built around:

    - P4 2.4GHz (533MHz bus speed) running at 2.9GHz (161MHz FSB)
    - 512MB Cosair XMS2700 DDR SDRAM CAS2.5
    - MSI 845PE Max2-FIR (MS6704) Intel i845PE

    I'm thinking of replacing them with the following:

    * P4 2.4GHz (800MHz buss speed), or other 800MHz models with a view to get as much out of the CPU by overclocking...
    * Corsair TwinX512-4000 DDR-DIMM 512MB (that's DDR500)
    * show me a motherboard!!

    Any suggestion will be welcomed...
    Caution: Cape does not enable user to fly. - Batman costume warning label (Rolfe, John & Troob, Peter, Monkey Business (Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle), 2000)

  2. #2
    Spodes Henchman unrealrocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Nottingham UK
    Posts
    2,390
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    ASUS P4C800 or ABit IC7 MAX3

    G4 PowerMac - Tiger 10.4 - 512MB RAM
    MacBook - 2Ghz - 1GB RAM - 120GB HDD

    Rotel RC970BX | DBX DriveRack |2x Rotel RB850
    B&W DM640i | Velodyne 1512

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Out There......
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    The Asus P4P800 is good, slightly cheaper and slitghly faster than the P4C800. Even though it not meant to be

  4. #4
    By-Tor with sticks spikegifted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    still behind the paddles
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    What are the differences between the i875P and the i848P chipsets?
    Caution: Cape does not enable user to fly. - Batman costume warning label (Rolfe, John & Troob, Peter, Monkey Business (Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle), 2000)

  5. #5
    Triple Ox
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    484
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Abit Is7-e

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    335
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    abit AI7

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Out There......
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    spikegifted: The difference is the i875 & i865 support dual channel DDR for best memory transfer speeds
    The i848 on the other hand has single channel memory only so its slower

  8. #8
    cat /dev/null streetster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,138
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked
    100 times in 82 posts
    • streetster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P7P55D-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750 2.67 @ 4.0Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair XMS DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 2x1TB Drives [RAID0]
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2xSapphire HD 4870 512MB CrossFireX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Black Widow
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • DELL U2311
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50Mb
    Abit Is7-e
    got one of these, seems to do its job, havent resorted to much uber overclocking, but its keeping my 1.6a at 2.4gig without any trouble (only 150mhz fsb (well 600 quadified)) and is stable

    mark

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Rule Britannia!!! (Unfortunately essex!)
    Posts
    1,222
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Abit IC7-G or Asus P4C-800E Deluxe
    .: Predator :.


    - Shuttle SN25P - A64 3700+ San Diego @ 2.7GHz - 1GB PQI Ultra DDR - X850XT - Asus DVD-ROM - 200GB Maxtor + 2*80GB SATAII -

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I'am not telling you
    Posts
    203
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    go for the p4p800 u wont be dissapointed!

  11. #11
    By-Tor with sticks spikegifted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    still behind the paddles
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Thanks folks!

    Firelord-OCHW: That's a heck of an overclock you've gotten there. How does the CPU overclock like with normal conventional cooling?
    Caution: Cape does not enable user to fly. - Batman costume warning label (Rolfe, John & Troob, Peter, Monkey Business (Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle), 2000)

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Rule Britannia!!! (Unfortunately essex!)
    Posts
    1,222
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    On Air with SLK-947U and TT Smart Case fan II at full whack I could do that OC BUT it was really hot and noisy so swapped to Maze 4 and OMG silence is amazing

    That OC is at Default volts on CPU as well can't get it very stable above that at all.

    EDIT : Temps are here



    CPU and System temps are wrong way round btw

    Thats with two sessions of F@H console running for a complete 100% CPU load (1 per logical CPU!)
    Last edited by Firelord; 29-12-2003 at 11:40 AM.
    .: Predator :.


    - Shuttle SN25P - A64 3700+ San Diego @ 2.7GHz - 1GB PQI Ultra DDR - X850XT - Asus DVD-ROM - 200GB Maxtor + 2*80GB SATAII -

  13. #13
    Nox
    Nox is offline
    Vorsprung durch Technik
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    2,023
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • Nox's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Yes
      • CPU:
      • Yes
      • Memory:
      • Yes
      • Storage:
      • Yes
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Yes
      • PSU:
      • Yes
      • Case:
      • Yes
      • Monitor(s):
      • Yes
      • Internet:
      • Yes
    abit ic-7 max 3 is black, asus is brown, ai-7 i'm not sure of. colour influenced me as i have a case window very happy with my max3

    Nox

  14. #14
    By-Tor with sticks spikegifted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    still behind the paddles
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Color of the board is not something I worry about... My Lian Li PC-6083A doesn't have a window.
    Caution: Cape does not enable user to fly. - Batman costume warning label (Rolfe, John & Troob, Peter, Monkey Business (Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle), 2000)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •