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    High FSB Socket 939 motherboard

    Now that I have gone through 3 CPUs, I have come to the conclusion that my A8N-SLI is only stable upto 245MHz FSB......above that and I get random crashes.

    What motherboard on the market will definatly go higher? I am not interested in SLI anymore and the DFI boards doesn't rock my boat either.

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    Epox boards usually go up to about 270 with no issues. Mine tops out at 250, but im positive that is the wincheste i have reaching its limit. Roll on the sweet X2ness on monday.

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    I had an MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum that went way over 320 with hardly any tweaks - great onboard sound as well. I appreciate that its an SLi board but I never used that side of things.

    Also looking at the Asus A8R-MVP (£75 on Scan today only) which gets a great write up and is passively cooled. Anandtech had it clocking v highly.

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    A DFI Sli-D/DR or an Expert WILL go far higher than that mate - mine's at 280 x 10 (SLi-D, X2 4400+) and my mates at 315 x 10 (SLi-D, Opty 146)
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    Abit's AN8 series goes past 300 no probs as a rule (they've been to 400HTT for sure as have the DFIs).
    Afaik X2s usually don't overclock as well as single-cores though so it could be your CPU.

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    Abit AN8, or a Crossfire board.

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    The Anandtech review of that Asus A8R-MV look pretty sweet.......are there any reported issues with the ATI chipset?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis
    The Anandtech review of that Asus A8R-MV look pretty sweet.......are there any reported issues with the ATI chipset?
    Well there's quite a few reported with the A8R-MVP ...
    http://www.ocworkbench.com/ocwb/ulti...pic/44/91.html

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    Hmm... my Asus A8n-SLi Deluxe can run happily at 260x11 and even higher if I drop the multiplier. A
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    I'm sitting here quite happily at 334x9. Almost all DFI NF4 boards will hit 350htt from my experience.

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    245 is pretty poor for that mobo... Infact so poor I almost think something is broken on it, did you drop the HTT when overclocking? I was under the impression that ASUS were pretty much the 2nd or 3rd best overclocking boards, DFI being the best, obviously. Does the northbridge fan work???

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    I would not recommend the A8R-MVP for a high fsb overclock. The maximum available voltage is 1.45v. 1.50v if you are lucky. The anandtech review does get a high fsb but this is because they dropped the multi way down.

    I managed to overclock an opty 146 on this board to 2.6Ghz (10x260) stable with stock cooler and load temps were <40C so there was alot more headroom just no chance to go higher because of lack of voltage.

    Apart from that it is a very good board.

    For high fsb go DFI then Abit and the higher range Asus boards (with heatpipe thingy)
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    @Nox: Its a standard A8N-SLI, not a deluxe or premium, hense the poor FSB

    Thanks for the responses, I am going to wait a few weeks and see how those RD580 chipset boards pan out before making a decision.

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    I think the best clockers tend to be DFI, MSI and Epox in that order. Although I don't know about the newer ATI boards so maybe someone else can clarify those. If your looking for a super high clock but some serious tweaking then go with the DFI. If you want a good clock but without as much fuss then the MSI or Epox will be good choices.

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