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    Which to get slot tbird or socket Tbird ?

    Slot A boards are cheaper than a7v/kt7, and I can use more voltage (2.05 I think). Got a soldering iron so I could change the multiplier that way, easier to cool (more room). Problem is they don't sell slot A tbirds where I come from, but I see they are available and cheap in the usa.

    So how do they overclock ?
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    I haven't overclocked my Slot A Tbird yet, but it looks like you just use a GFD the same way as the Classic. I got mine here, it's a local shop.

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    You realize that Slot A T-Birds were made specifically for the old AMD Irongate chipset mobos. And that there's a problem with the KX133 chipset running them over 800 MHz. So, since you're interested in O/C, I wouldn't recommend a Slot A T-Bird/KX133 mobo combo. Just get a Socket A/KT133 combo.
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    Right Dave_B, Only use an irongate board if you want a Slot A. I have the K7 Pro, and it went in without a hitch.
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    Thanks for reminding me. I can get the asus k7v-t (slot version of a7v). $140 is the price of the 700Mhz slot a tbird
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    yea the clasic athlon (slot) is definately going out of production, the t-bird the one to get

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    daveg.

    if you're thinking of getting the SlotA.

    try and see if you can get the ASUS K7V-T which is a KX133 board but modified by ASUS (extra capacitors) to handle the SlotA T-Birds.

    people have been having great success with these boards.

    go to www.k7v.com to see.

    ...plus, they are available in europe.

    I would get this if you decide to go with SlotA. plus the new BIOS has allowed us K7V owners to go over 110Mhz FSB and change the cache multiplier...through BIOS alone.

    or you might want to wait a bit as AMD has announced a price drop for next month. in which case....the Socket A T-Bird would be a great deal.

    good luck.

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