Does it matter if you use a slocket, are you better off getting a socket board for a socket chip

bozack

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just wondering since I am still debating getting the abit SH6 and just dealing with my 650 p3 until a 900 mhz p3 comes down a little more in price, or if I am just better off ditching my chip and getting both the board and the cpu.

are there any realy negatives to slockets other than you have to buy them as an addition? or not?

any opinions will be greatly appreciated thanks
 

CraigRT

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I've gone through 2 slot 1 BX mobos with a S370 700E on a Asus S370-133 slot converter with no probs. at all! I could even overclock to limits higher than that of my CUSL2 with my old 6BA+IV!
one thing though, i'd not get an SH6 if i was you...

best slot 1 mobo, Asus P3V4X. (of current)
my fav was the 6BA series, +100, +IV from Soyo. but they're BX (still good) :)
 

Shmorq

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I've used an IWILL slocket for my P500E and had it running at 667MHz for a long time. I don't think slockets pose any problems in terms of stability or overclockability...

 

bozack

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I really like the p3v4x except for the ISA slot and the placement of the atx power connector.

I also lke the 4x agp support of the sh6 and I am somewhat of an abit fan after having decent luck with four boards of theirs and I like the useless features :)

oh well I will think about it more and come to a decision some day