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PeterStoba 22-10-09 09:06 PM

AMD AM3 Motherboard
 
Hi,

Looking for a good overclocking socket AM3 motherboard (they do still support the older Phenom's, right?).

Under 100 would be good, I like Gigabyte and ASUS, will consider anything though. Just needs to have good overclocking ability. What chipsets should I be looking at? Good out of the box cooling is a plus!

Thanks,

Peter.

AMDFTW 22-10-09 09:16 PM

i heard good things about these,but i dont think they support older phenoms but ime not sure

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigab...-SATA-RAID-ATX

Judderman 23-10-09 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
Hi,

Looking for a good overclocking socket AM3 motherboard (they do still support the older Phenom's, right?).

Under 100 would be good, I like Gigabyte and ASUS, will consider anything though. Just needs to have good overclocking ability. What chipsets should I be looking at? Good out of the box cooling is a plus!

Thanks,

Peter.

You can use Phenom and Phenom II processors in the AM3 motherboards but you can only use DDR3 Memory, you can use Phenom and Phenom II processors in an AM2 motherboard but you can only use DDR2 memory.

I have an AM3 motherboard and am more than happy with it, it overclocks my Phenom II 955 BE to 3.8 ghz on air and has plenty of decent features. The only thing I would be weary of is the DDR3 memory you purchase as the memory I bought is rated as 1600 mhz but will only run at 1333 mhz on sleightly tighter timings.

Also the stock cooler is not that great and will probably only get you to about 3.6 ghz stable, depending on your case, so I would budget for a new cooler if you want to overclock past 3.6 ghz.

Check out my signature for details of what I am running and if you want any more details please feel free to PM me or post questions in this thread and I will do my best to answer you :)

PeterStoba 23-10-09 03:29 PM

3.8Ghz stable or even remotely bench stable?

What settings have you used to get those clocks, screen shots would be helpful, or even a CPU-z validation. :)

Judderman 23-10-09 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
3.8Ghz stable or even remotely bench stable?

What settings have you used to get those clocks, screen shots would be helpful, or even a CPU-z validation. :)

Lol Peter I am not blagging and have nothing to prove so you will not see screenshots or validation I am afriad. You will have to take my word for it :)

Stable as in run 12 hours of prime95 on all cores.

Settings as per my signature and a sleight core voltage increase to 1.49v

I maybe just lucky but there are plenty of others that have managed 3.8ghz stable on air :)

AaronCooper 23-10-09 03:54 PM

790XT-UD4P is an amazing board, FSB is stable at 333 on it! (4Ghz stable)

My friend managed a 1.85Ghz OC with the processor i just bought off him (4.25GHz unstable).

Here's Hwbot scores : http://hwbot.org/hardware/processor/phenom_ii_x3_700e

-VK- 23-10-09 04:00 PM

M4A79XTD-EVO from ASUS....It's *awesome* :D

AMDFTW 23-10-09 04:38 PM

i still the the UD4P

PeterStoba 23-10-09 06:05 PM

I wasn't doubting you at all, was just wanting some idea of the settings and speeeds of the NB etc...

Thanks anyway.

AaronCooper 23-10-09 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
I wasn't doubting you at all, was just wanting some idea of the settings and speeeds of the NB etc...

Thanks anyway.

Well for that SuperPi run my mate had 345FSB w/ 2450NB Frequency.

Pretty sure i've seen people have around 2800NB frequency w/ 3.8GHz but a guy called Flank3r did a test and 3.9 w/ 2600 NB is faster than 3.8 w/ 2800 NB.

I'll try find the link for that, but he was using 790X-UD4 not 790XT-UD4P. Rule should still apply though.


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