which p4 motherboard
God which one intel sis 845d 850i which which one
Iwant to overclock a p4 1.8N
I don't mean to nitpick, but 1.8A is the standard notation for the Northwood 1.8GHz, as distinct from the Willamette, which is what I'm assuming you meant. Anyway, I would definitely stick with an Intel chipset. Other companies are definitely coming out with some interesting products, but none of them yet rival Intel for reliability etc. Not to say that other company's chipsets are necessarily bad or anything. Assuming that you go with Intel, the choice is between some flavour of the 845 vs. 850. That choice partly depends on whether or not you're willing to spend the $'s for a top performance system. If yes, then I think you still gotta go with RDRAM. Until there are dual channel P4 DDR boards available, and / or the bandwidth of the DDR increase still further (400+ DDR), RDRAM is still a better choice for the P4 IMHO.
thanks for the reply yes 1.8 north, sis have 645dx which from what i have seen kick the living **** out of the 845, as for rd i have heard that it doesnt overclock as well as ddr and may disappear in the near future
I have 2 MSI 845 chip set boards they're incredibily stable and I have no issues with them. My superior board or main system is the MSI 6398 Ultra ARU-010 845D board with RAID and USB 2.0, this system rocks and is incredibly solid.
For chipset (Intel vice SIS) check out http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1541 In most cases the SIS 645 chipset with DDR333 RAM beat out the Intel chipsets. That being said I would recommend a Asus P4S333 or P4S533 the P4S533 has a few additional features. The P4S333 has a very good overclocking record and the P4S533 is expected to (It just became available recently.) You can find plenty of discussion threads on these motherboards at ww.asusboards.com. I've had my P4S333 for about a week now. I just tried my first overclock a few hours ago and noticed a nice feature. In the past when I have overclocked "too far" on a motherboard, it would not boot and I would have to either close the CMOS reset jumper or temporarily remove the battery. I am running a P4 2a (20 x 100) my first try bumped the bus to 133 and the core voltage to 1.7 (softmenu type settings) without changing any other settings. It locked up and would not reboot. I physically turned it off and back on again and it booted right into the CMOS setup. I did not have to use the reset jumper. At any rate I didn't have much time so I knocked it down to 120 and it works fine. I will mess with other settings and eventually I do expect to get it to 2.6Ghz or higher (using a Volcano 7+ on medium speed).
thats all well and good to hear but there are so many people who say stay with intel chipsets
just got no hope in deciding
Your best bet for compatability and haveing a stable platform is to stick with the 845 or 850 chipsets.
The Abit TH711 is THE board for Overclocking the P4 Northwoods. Based on the 850 chipset..
It didn't beat the 850 running RDRAM, but only the 845. Furthermore, the SiS645 only beat the 845 while the 645 was running at 333MHz and the 845 at 266MHz. This is because the SiS was the first to support 333Mhz (before it was even a recognized standard). The 845 running at 266Mhz actually outperforms the 645 also running at 266Mhz. The 845 chipset that supports 333Mhz should similarly outperform the 645 (not sure if the 333MHz 845 chipset is available yet).
Where's the any key?
3.04 P4 Asus P4C800E 1GB PC3200 XP Pro ATI 9500 Pro
18GB & 37GB IBM SCSI
LG 52X24X52 & LG 52X CDROM 24X DVD SB Audigy
n/w with 2.4 P4 XPPro,
1.8 XPHome, 1.3 XPPro
The Abit TH711 is the flagship board for the P4's these days.
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