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K8T Neo2-FIR or K8N Neo2 Platinum for AMD64 3000+

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by cz, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. cz

    cz Guest

    which one is the best for AMD64 3000+
    MSI K8T Neo2-FIR or MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum ?

    any help ?
     
    cz, Oct 26, 2004
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  2. cz

    Ykalon Guest

    K8N since it is based on the better nForce3 250 chip. Overclocks a lot
    better than VIA's crap.
     
    Ykalon, Oct 26, 2004
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  3. http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?articleid=574&cid=3

    The chipsets (K8T800 Pro & NF3 250) are very close performance/feature wise,
    the winner often depending on what benchmarks you run and what else you've
    got in your system (for the above review and others). Overclocking-wise, the
    NF3 goes to slightly higher HTT speeds in general, but in most cases it's to
    the point where it doesn't really matter anymore since you've had to drop
    down the multipliers so much that you're not getting any gain out of it.
    Either board is a good buy in this case, but you'll possibly get a slightly
    better overclock if you buy the K8N. And they're probably about the same
    price too ...

    In general, unless you can get the board a lot cheaper:
    1) Don't get a NF3 150 board (poor performance, buggy)
    2) Don't get a K8T800 non-Pro board (no PCI lock)
    3) Make sure that the PCI lock is done properly on any K8T800 Pro boards
    (it's supposedly broken on some). Ie: read a review of the board before you
    buy it :)
     
    Michael Brown, Oct 28, 2004
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  4. cz

    cz Guest

    Thanks for all the info:
    i can see how important PCI lock is :]

    _-C_Z-_
     
    cz, Oct 28, 2004
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