600E - Which MOBO Asus PB3-F or SOYO SY6BA+IV ?
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    600E - Which MOBO Asus PB3-F or SOYO SY6BA+IV ?

    Which mother board should I get. The ASUS PB3-F is supposed to be really stable. On the other hand the SOYO SY6BA+IV has greater FSB adjustment granularity and is supposed to keep the PCI bus speed between 33 & 41 MHz no matter what you set the FSB speed to.

    Any Recommendations

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    soyo! hands down. My coworker has a soyo, he runs his PIII600e at 800mhz stable!

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    I have the P3B-F and it is great. Best motherboard I have ever had. It will let me abuse my 300a six ways from Sunday. I am thinking about getting a 600e myself with uncle sams tax money. Good day gentlemen
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    I have a SOYO SY6BA+IV and its awesome, and freaking stable.
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    Crappybob - that was actually your money, they have been taking out of your paycheck for over the last year. You should demand interest also when they give it back to you! Ha Ha. You got riped off!

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    The site leader of Hardware Central says that the SOYO SY6BA+IV is the most stable motherboard he's ever encountered. I agree with him although I now use an Asus P3V4X.
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    ASUS P3V4X

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    I like the Soyo products, and had a SY6BA+III. I wanted to try out the VIA133 chipset so I sold it, and picked up a soyo 6VBA 133. They both are great MoBos, and have their good and bad points. You will love the FSB's and Voltage flexibility. The Bx will out perform the VIA, but the VIA offers an AGP divider at 133 and up so you do not need to punish your video card so much.

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    BE6-II, I had mine @ 828MHz Intel HSF.

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    Well guys ... the final verdict


    I choose the SOYO SY6BA+IV


    It has built-in ATA/66 even though, the only time your hard drive can even come close to 66MB/Sec is when the data is comming from its cash (so get a hard drive with a large cash).

    It has higher FSB speed adjustment granularity

    It has pretty much everything the Asus PB3-F has (the PB3-F has 6 PCI slots while the SOYO has only 5, however).


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    IMHO I think you made a good call. I have the same board. My 600 has been running at 867 around the clock for months with no problems whatsoever.
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    Originally posted by Noctem:
    IMHO I think you made a good call. I have the same board. My 600 has been running at 867 around the clock for months with no problems whatsoever.
    Noctem:

    If you are running your 600E at 867 MHz, that means you are using a FSB speed of 144.5 MHz (867/6=144.5).

    Which means you are running your AGP bus speed at 96.33 MHz (144.5/1.5 = 96.33).

    What kind of graphics card are you using ?



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