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alfie

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epox8k3a or msi kt3 ultra?
« on: August 07, 2002, 12:06:12 AM »
are these two mobos good running at stock speed? or my ecs k7vta3 v 3 is better?  i know that both these boards are good for overclocking and very stable..  i have an athlon xp 1800.. its currently overclock to 1.6 g jst upped the fsb to 140.. i know theres mre to give..  so would it be worth it to upgrade mobo? since i still have a buyer for my ecs mobo?? considering that i wont oc. stock lang. which is better than the 2.. i mean 3?   for stock and oc speed..thks...

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2002, 12:43:56 AM »
If you're not going to overclock, why bother getting a new board?
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2002, 12:44:29 AM »
if i were u id wait for the newer via kt400/nforce 2/sis 746 line of chipsets.

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2002, 01:49:10 AM »
IMHO it depends on what you REALLY plan to do.



Raw performance, the 8K3A will edge out the KT3 but not by a noticeable margin.



In terms of value, packaging and features, the KT3 packs a lot more than the 8K3A.



Since you're not planning to overclock, I'd suggest you buy the KT3.



have a nice day

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2002, 10:03:51 AM »
true true i think marginal ang performance between the 2 boards ........ advantage ng epox is it really is meant for overclocking with voltage settings in the bios way way beyond the norms. but as for the KT3 which i have ..... i'm a first time builder ....... now running at 179 FSB using PQI pc2100 ........ that speaks for itself i guess ............. tama si AL if ur not gonna overclock there is no difference what ur board is and ECS is the cheapest but very stable.

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epox8k3a or msi kt3 ultra?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2002, 08:43:06 PM »
Ask this first:



Why buy a new board?



Yours is running perfectly.  Why replace it?



If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

alfie

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2002, 09:32:11 PM »
i want to overclock... w/c one???    msi epox? any other brand? planning to unlock my 1800+ :)

Edited by alfie on 2002-08-09 21:33:52

avengeR

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2002, 09:14:58 AM »
hmmm... in terms of raw overclocking, the Epox 8K3A is your best bet. but mind you, MSI's KT3 Ultra does it very well too. Perhaps a matter of personal preference?

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2002, 01:09:11 PM »
if you want to play it safe... get the MSI... if you want to go extreme, get an EPoX... either one of them will still let you overclock although the voltage options of the MSI will limit you...

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2002, 10:18:32 AM »
What is your favorite color ???? if u like green go for the epox !!! if u like RED msi !!!!!

alfie

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2002, 04:10:41 AM »
blue

docProtoss

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2002, 11:02:59 AM »
I have MSI KT3 ultra no RAID

Apacer 266 Mhz 256 MB DDR

1.8 gig  running at 2000++ (1.65 mhz) @ 143 FSB

Thermaltake 6cu Fan

Open casing



works perfectly well.. pag medyo maiinit nag ha hang once in a while

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2002, 06:40:59 PM »
docProtoss,

UNLOCKed ba CPU mo ? DDR266 din gamit ko MSI KT3 ultra ARU @178

docProtoss

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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2002, 01:51:28 AM »
Tediber, ende unlocked eh pano ba unlocked? wala akong makitang kita,

CPU ko Palomino core, d pwede pencil, dapat may filler at conductive paint

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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2002, 09:31:29 PM »
yups kelangan mo nga conductive paint ....... tsaka u have to fill the "gaps" ..... use a magnifying glass ...... i used typewriter correction fluid to fill the gaps tsaka ko paint yung L1 bridges .... mahirap lang kasi ang liit nga naman .  this is actually the 2nd CPU bago ko nagawa .... yung 1st CPU eh disaster pero nde naman nasira working pa naman yung nga lang naka ka erase ko dahil lagi mali unlock ..... na gasgas yung surface me lumitaw na shiny conductive surface ata around those dots ..... kaya yun nde na talga ma unlock yung CPU ..... nipalit ko na lang sa friend ko nde naman sya mag o overclock eh.