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    Exclamation Best socket A motherboard(Apart from sSiS chipset) for around £30-40

    Right, Im getting my old sis board replaced for £30 pounds. I primarily want something that is fast, stable and will work well with my 6600gt. I would like to do a little bit of overclocking but I'm not sure I will be able to go far with a pretty bad heatsink and 333ram. So maybe it's not worth getting the NF7 v2 but maybe something with pci/agp locks that will get my 2600xp near 2.1ghz. Thanks,John.
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    An NForce2 board is still what you want.
    Only real alternative would be a VIA KT880 based board but I would go nForce2.
    NF7 V2.0 would be perfect as would the Soltek SL-75FRN

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    NF7-S mate, although only used it for a week, it definately good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    NF7-S mate, although only used it for a week, it definately good.
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    Sure it's worth that extra £10-15, if you guys say so then I Will purchace one tomorrow. Thanks again
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    DEFFO worth it !!!!!!

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    It's been a great board for me, can't fault it.
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    ok i'll buy it, thanks guys, hopefully I can get it upto about 2.1ghz and it will work well with my 6600gt unlike my SiS.
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    Ok and about the overclocking, because my RAM isn't 400mhz would it be just best to see how far I can push the fsb up rather than dropping the multiplier and going to 400mhz like a 3200xp, thanks, john.
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    crucial standard 2.5t so might get close you think. what about lowering the multiplier or should i just up the fsb?
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    Just up the fsb a bit at a time.
    Btw a 333fsb XP2600 shoould be running 2.083 GHz which is as near as dammit 2.1GHz anyway. I would be aiming for a bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    Just up the fsb a bit at a time.
    Btw a 333fsb XP2600 shoould be running 2.083 GHz which is as near as dammit 2.1GHz anyway. I would be aiming for a bit more.
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    thats a Throughbred 2600 which runs at 2.083ghz, the barton runs a bit lower at 1.917ghz, so overclocking to 2.1ghz would give him nearly 3100 speeds, not bad.

    EDIT: Although he hasnt said if its a barton or not, i presume it is, as the throughbred 2600's weren't that common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [DW]Cougho
    as the throughbred 2600's weren't that common.
    333FSB were, the 266FSB XP2600+s at 2.13GHz were pretty rare though.
    Never thought that it might be a Barton

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    333FSB were, the 266FSB XP2600+s at 2.13GHz were pretty rare though.
    Never thought that it might be a Barton
    Got a 2600+ Barton back under RMA from fleabuyer when my 2600+ T-Bred blew up (along with my A7N8X Deluxe!), which was nice. 266FSB 2600's are nigh on impossible to find though, i've only ever seen one for sale...

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    Yeah it is a barton and it runs at 1.91-2 so to do get it to 2.1 would give me quite a boost, If Icould get it near 2.2 I would be extremely pleased!!
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