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  1. #1
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    Best mobile 2500+ motherboard?

    I just purchased a 2500+M and am hoping for around 2.4GHz or so, with 2.5, 2.6, or even 2.7 possible on less than 1.9V. Yeah, that's an ideal situation obviously, anyone would want that type of luck on a good chip. However, I'm not sure which board would be best for this. Is the NF7-S rev 2 the best board for 2500+M overclocking? I hear it allows full access to every multilplier available, not that it really matters considering I'll be using lower mutlipliers than the default 14X on the 2500+M.

    So, NF7-S? A7N8X-D? 8RDA+?

    Thanks for any help guys. :-)
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    Abit NF7S rev 2 or DFI infinity II are the best choices.
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    Abit NF7-S rev2 Barton Mobile 2500+ IQZFA 0349RPMW 11 x 210 1.8 Vcore
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    Abit NF7-S rev 2.0 Barton Mobile 2600+
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    ya, not the a7n8x deluxe as you cannot change the chipset voltage so easily without hardware modding, also the vcore doesn't go up past 1.85v, again, without hardware modding.
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    I'm using a DFI LanParty Ultra B, but the Infinity is just about the same thing. My only complaint with this board is that once you go over 1.85 vcore, the setting can only be adjusted up in .05 increments instead of .025. With my mobile 2600+ I'm at 2.6GHz stable with 1.95 vcore, 200x13.

    At the 1.85 vcore you want to use, my chip does 2.5GHz prime stable.

    Last edited by AMD/OCfreak; 03-08-2004 at 03:35 PM.

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    I also would reccomend the NF7-S and the DFI Infinity. The NF7-S is great, but the DFI boards are coming back with higher FSB's. My NF7-S starts to choke at about 220fsb, whereas I have seen a lot of DFI boards up above 240fsb. Either one is a good bet. NF7-S does not require a special bracket for SP-97 or 900U coolers, and it also has 0.025 adjustments on vcore up to 2v. Above 2v it gets a little weird. Something like 2.03, 2.1, 2.3 I think. In any case, I'm not messing with those bad boys until I get some water in there first.
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    DFI Infinity. Just get good memory to go with it

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    NF7 or Infinity/LanParty B would be good choices.

    The Infinity however seems to be getting the better FSB with the mobiles, all without the L12 mod that the NF7 seems to want. But the DFI also seems to be more "paticular" in its settings.


    In the end, I personally have noticed better results on the boards from the DFI users than the Abit users.

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    Albatron KX18D Pro is the best overclocking board for the money ($61) if you don't need the 4 mounting holes around the cpu socket. You will need to do an L12 mod, but afterward, I can run mine at 252fsb, Prime stable! There's no compelling reason to choose an NF7 anymore, definitely not an NF7-S.

    DUI offers the best overclocking options and most features. Only thing I would also say is that the most recent boards seem to be having some quality control issues. Had 2 arrive DOA with the same symptoms as other people, before finally getting one that worked.

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    My vote goes to the lanparty.
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