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Old March 14, 2008, 04:05 PM
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Default Need a good mobo to overclock my 4200+

Since I don't have the money to go out and buy myself a brand new system, I may try to oc my current processor instead. I have a AMD Athalon 64 x2 4200+ and my current mobo is a really cheap micro atx one, so I'm looking for a decent mobo that will be good for ocing the processor. Any good guides would be a great help too.
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Old March 14, 2008, 05:06 PM
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when I had my 3700+ (not x2, just 64) I remember that the Asus A8R-MVP Deluxe had some good possibilities, however since yours is an X2 I am sure there are newer boards. Might be worth looking into nonetheless.
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its socket am2 btw
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Old March 15, 2008, 12:47 AM
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If you can find one Biostar TForce 550. Legendary OCing on the cheap. NCIX has the TF 570SLI board which is pretty much the same but SLI.

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Old March 15, 2008, 01:24 PM
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So I think I've figured out what I want, but I'm not sure if it's worth spending a bit extra and getting a good board thats am2+ compatable.

I'm looking at a ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe for $180

or a ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe for $230

The m3a32 has some nicer features and supports ddr2-1066 with memory coolers which is pretty cool, but will AM2+ be worth it down the road, or should I save my money?
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