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Thread: Isn't it nice when something goes right...




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    I have an admin box in my office at work - all I use it for is email, office docs & stuff like that - I got it about 2.5-3yrs ago, it was a PIII500Katmai on an Epox BX3 (i440BX)

    My hardware dealer happened to mention to me that he had some Coppermine128 Celeron 900's to unload cheap - I checked the Epox website and the max. listed for CPU compatibility for a BX3 is an PIII800e - they don't even mention CuMine128 Celeron's - but for the Price of a chip and a slocket (~$65US) I thought I'd take a gamble.

    I flashed to the latest bios plugged in the Celeron - it booted up at 9x100 & identified it as a Celeron 900e - beauty
    I tried the same thing on an older box w/an Epox 61BXA(also i440BX) & PII400 - the epox website doesn't even list CuminePIII's as compatible - Same thing, it boots as 9x100 = Celeron 900e. Nice Sandra benches and everything

    Even better, I plugged the 900 chip back ito my box and cranked up the FSB a few notches
    As I type this it's running at 9 x 133 = 1200MHz w/default voltages and the stock intel cooler.

    So for a grand total of $300US I've upgraded 2 PII's and 3 PIII Katmai's to 900MHz - each with the potential to run at 1.2GHz.

    I'm not an Intel fan but they do get something right every once in a while
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    cool. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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    yeah, many people get into that habbit of knocking intel ALL the time....too expensive, too ****, etc...and while most of the time this is true:p ....they're not ALWAYS bad, eg. northwood, can't complain about that:D
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    hehe ...
    ok well my first post :) so yeah ....
    and YES i have a MAD pentium :P

    just asking for any info peeps can give me about MINOR overcloaking ...
    all help is appreciated

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    Well, it all depends on what system you have, give us some specs and we'll see what we can do :D
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    i must say....coppermine celeron at 1.2ghz:afro:
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    Quote Originally Posted by chisholm
    i must say....coppermine celeron at 1.2ghz:afro:

    Admit it..... Tualatin Celeron at 1.2GHz even better
    What came first - Insanity or Society?

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    5 weeks later it's still running @ 1.2GHz - no lock ups, no instability.
    I also managed to swap out the old ATA33 drive for a 20GB ATA100 72k rpm (even thought the MB only supports ATA66) & I replaced the TNT2M64 with a GF3Ti200
    A fresh install of WinXP and it's like a whole new box :D :thumb:

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    If you think your mobo only suports ATA 66, then there's a chance your HDD is running at ATA 66...:p
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    Quote Originally Posted by daedalus
    If you think your mobo only suports ATA 66, then there's a chance your HDD is running at ATA 66...:p
    ...of course it is
    but it's still better than the ATA33 drive I was running before.

    the actual real world performace difference between an ATA100 & an ATA66 drive is minimal anyway (I'm not talking about Sandra or HD tach benches)

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