The Abit IX38 Quad GT has a rally strange mix of features.  It supports a 1600MHz FSB, which is fairly rare; but it partners that with DDR2, skipping any chance you have of having synchronous RAM and CPU buses.  The motherboard certainly isn’t cheap, so the use of the older RAM doesn’t seem to have much to do with making this the basis of a cheap system.  CPU3D put the board through it’s paces, and found it quite solid as well as demonstrating a superior ability to overclock without delving into voltages.

“… Overall, the Abit IX38 Quad GT offers good performance using Intel’s X38 chipset. But it’s the overclocking ability that makes this board shine. ”

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