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Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Xephar, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / PCI Expess / Audio / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Dual Gigabit LAN / Serial ATA

    What kind of processor goes into a socket 775? Pentium 4? Can I get an AMD CPU for this motherboard?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    That board uses the P4 775. It cannot support an AMD chip. BTW the atx connector will use a 24 pin rather than a 20 pin connector. Make sure you have the correct ps for that board.
     
  3. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    I assume its a good gaming board, but do Pentiums do gaming as well as AMD?

    And what did you mean by correct ps?
     
  4. crjdriver

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    In a benchmark, you MIGHT see a slight lead by AMD64 chips, however in the real world both work well.

    Something you might want to think about; the P4 775s are based on the prescott core. The prescotts run hot; 55C+ is normal. The AMD64s run cool; the 3500+ that I am typing this on is running at 31C. That is running a stock hsf.

    Yes, Abit is a quality mfg.
     
  5. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    Yeah, so I will probably just go with the AMD64... This is my first AMD machine, and i'm happier with it then I have ever been with any Intel PC. Whats the best "gamer" AMD64 mobo?
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Go with either abit, asus, or soltek. If you want the most overclocking ability, then go abit.
     
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