Northwood or Prescott better for overclocking?

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Ive got an abit ic7 max3 and a asus p4p800e deluxe, i also have a prescott 3.0 and a northwood 3.0.. which should i use with which board? and which one will overclock better, i have pc4000 ram for both.
 

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im no guru, but if im not mistaken the abit will o/c better because they are manufacturd to allow o/cing.

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Put the Northwood on the ASUS and the Scottie on the ABIT. A hot running board like the IC7 deserves a hot chip like Scottie. Best O/C will depend on cooling, power supply, and luck. "Are you feeling lucky, punk?" :lol:


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I've never seen a P4P800E Deluxe, got a link?

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The asus Board is a good one for ocing, my bro oced his 2.4 up to a 3.2 on it, so its for sure good, but i will take your advice and use the abit with the prescott
 

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Abit Motherboard has the design of 4-phase power,It worked more steadily.Asus P4P800 has the tech named "AI",can be o/ced intellegently.Both the two boards need good coolers.There is only luck when you tried to o/c.You can also try the tip cooler--Liquid He.
 

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Crash, it's the P4P800's new incarnation. Upped the sound chip(6.1 to 7.1 if I remember right) and put a new promise raid chip on in place of the old one. INstead of 2 pata connectors, it now has one pata and either 1 or 2 sata connectors, and can use sata and pata in same array.
 

endyen

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As in <A HREF="http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4p800-e_d/overview.htm" target="_new">http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4p800-e_d/overview.htm</A>
 

Crashman

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Looks good!

I'll tell you what, have Asus send me one for a review and I'll put it up against my P4I875P v1.0 to see if the lower price means greater value.

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Crashman

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I cannot judge the strengths nor weaknesses of the board until I have it in my system.

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lol i dont know if id trust u sending new components to u without any signed documents :lol:

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Crashman

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Why, do you work for a hardware manufacturer?

Most of my parts have come through our main office, but several companies have sent me parts directly, those include Hitachi, Seagate, Samsung, and Crucial.

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hmm i would have never guessed that :).

im really not a trusting person, so i wouldnt trust u nor anybody else that i didnt know. sey i didnt mean to rule u out as a person i wouldnt send things to

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