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Looks like I was a bit lucky with my P4P800 Deluxe. All I did was plug everything in and off I went. I’m a first time system builder and OC’er, so I was more than happy about that. Especially after the bad time I had with a faulty Abit IS7.

Motherboard: Asus P4P800 Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.4C
Cooler: Stock
Memory: 1GB Geil 3500 running in dual channel mode (512 x 2) GL3500DC
Video: Nvidia MX II (the 9700 Pro I ordered was bad and had to send it back!)
Case: As cheap as they come with a cute little clear window on the side
Power supply: Vantec 400W Van-400B
CD Writer: Philips
Floppy: generic from an old system
HDD 1: Maxtor 6Y080MO 80GB SATA
Fans: 1 front, 1 side, 1 rear. Cool glowing ones, too. Ooohhhh pretty.

BIOS Setup:
Version 1010. FSB: 242. Hyperthreading: enabled. DRAM: 320. APG: 33/66. CPU voltage: Auto. DDR voltage: 2.75. Memory timings: 2.5-6-3-3. Memory Acceleration Mode: enabled.

Can’t remember what I set the IDE settings at, but my devices ended up being situated in a strange way. CDRW and CD-Rom ended up being the first primary master and slave while the SATA hard drive is something weird like the 3rd primary master. Oh well, I’m not that picky. I’m just happy it all works.

Win XP

To play EQ2, Half-Life 2, and most importantly Doom 3 (it had better not suck).

The system was stable with a 13% “clean” overclock (setting the ram at 400mhz and letting it go to 450mhz with the oc), but I got better overall benchmarks by reducing the cpu/mem ratio to 5:4 and kicking the fsb up 20%. I’m waiting to get an aftermarket cooling fan/heatsink before I go any higher. As it stands now, the CPU gets to 46c when running Prime95. MB stays cool at 38c, though.

1. Only thing is that I haven’t been able to get it to boot when “turbo” is enabled no matter how I mess with the other settings. Might just be because of my lack of knowledge, though.

I’ve only had my board for a week, but I’m more than happy with it so far. I hope everyone else gets theirs going so they can enjoy theirs too!

Now, if Doom 3 would just hurry up and get here.
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