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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:10 pm 
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Hello. I have been debating and reading and researching, yet I still cannot decide between my two options. I know there are many topics on Intel vs. AMD but this one is a little more specific. These are my two options and the cost of both of them...

a) Asus P4P800 Deluxe w/ Intel P4 2.4GHz 800Mhz fsb
Pricetag: USD$ 364.90 CAD$505.00

b) Asus A7N8X-Deluxe w/ AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1.83GHz 333MHz fsb
Pricetag: USD$262.343 CAD$363.05

I know I can overclock the P4 fairly well, are AMDs easy to overclock with this motherboard? What would you pick? What are advantages/disadvantages to each? Any questions, comments, concerns are more than welcome!! Thanks


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I would go with the intel system, sure it may cost a little bit more, but you could overclock it even higher then you could get that amd system to go.

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Thanks. 1-0 for the Intel. Anyone else?


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Get the Intel. AMD is a compromise


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You can get a good overclock out of both the AMD and the Intel system. However, you need very fast memory for the Intel, and it helps a little with the AMD. Thus the Intel overclocked will cost even more. Another limiting factor is the brand you chose. Asus boards are picky about the brand of memory you put in them lately. If you want a true overclocker's board, and one that is just better all around, take a look at the Abit boards. You get voltage control of the chipset as well, thus allowing better overclocks.
I've gotten my XP2500 to XP3200 speeds very easily. That's a $460 for $90. Quite a value there.
I've seen many people get the P4C 2.4 to over 3GHz by overclocking the FSB a lot. You won't be able to get that far with an Asus board. You'll prolly be able to get to 2.6 to 2.8 with an Asus.
I'm not picking either because you'll get what you can afford anyway! Both are good, but I'd change your motherboard brand choice.


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And AMD isn't a compromise.. some people refuse to admit a slower clock can perform as good. If that's so, a 2.6 Celeron is definately a better CPU than a 2.4C P4 right?


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Peanya wrote:
You can get a good overclock out of both the AMD and the Intel system. However, you need very fast memory for the Intel, and it helps a little with the AMD. Thus the Intel overclocked will cost even more. Another limiting factor is the brand you chose. Asus boards are picky about the brand of memory you put in them lately. If you want a true overclocker's board, and one that is just better all around, take a look at the Abit boards. You get voltage control of the chipset as well, thus allowing better overclocks.
I've gotten my XP2500 to XP3200 speeds very easily. That's a $460 for $90. Quite a value there.
I've seen many people get the P4C 2.4 to over 3GHz by overclocking the FSB a lot. You won't be able to get that far with an Asus board. You'll prolly be able to get to 2.6 to 2.8 with an Asus.
I'm not picking either because you'll get what you can afford anyway! Both are good, but I'd change your motherboard brand choice.



You do make a good poitn for what you pay is what you get, adn yes you should reconsider your mobo, the abit is a good mobo for overclocking, myself I use the MSI because there stable, the only system I ever did over clock was on a abit board adn it worked great.

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Peanya, you said you got your 2500+ for $90. Where did you purchase it? I haven't been able to find one that inexpensive. Also, could you recommend some good places to purchase the Abit NF7-S Deluxe. I am located in Canada so online shopping would be better, unless you know places in Canada that have them. Thanks


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I know of some good canadian sites.

http://www.oemexpress.com

http://www.crawfordmicrosystems.com/

http://www.northernmicro.com/english/Ou ... letset.htm

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