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Aeryk

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P4 mobos, 865PE or 875P?
« on: June 05, 2003, 05:46:49 PM »

Ive been searching around trying to decide on what mobo I should get for my new system, and the 865PE and 875P based boards both seem like the way to go, then today I ran across a new article over at Toms Hardware that seems to give the 865PE a definate boost.

Looks like ASUS has discovered a way to enable the 875P's PAT feature on the 865PE chipset, making them virtually identical, just less expensive.

Check out the article here
http://www6.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20030603/index.html

Other than this new discovery anyone got any comments about the ASUS P4P800? Good, bad, etc?  Or should I go with an 875P board around the $150-160 range?

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P4 mobos, 865PE or 875P?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2003, 05:57:13 PM »

If you can get a P4P800 before intel makes Asus remove the feature (assuming they do, i know they want to), I'd say thats the way to go.  Great board, great performance, impressive overclocking, and Asus brand name.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2003, 06:13:25 PM »

why would intelk make asus remove the feature (I'm sure theres a good explanation bout copyrighting and such, but the 800fsb support was
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2003, 06:24:46 PM »

Well, I've read a few articles about the P4P800 now and I'd still be a little leary...

Intel basically makes 875P chipsets and the ones that fail the PAT test become 865s.  Then there are some 875s that pass but they need more 865s to feed demand and they relabel them 865s and disable PAT (apparently they do a poor job).  Now the problem is, which one did you get?  A relabeled 875 or a 875 that didn't pass PAT test.

Asus claims they are going to do heavy duty QA to make sure they get ones that were just relabeled.  But you never really know.

If the price difference is not that great, get an 875P.  They claim it'll be a $55 difference, I'm guessing it's less than that.  And this all assumes you are buying a P4-C proc with it- if you aren't then the 875 chipset is a waste of money.
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