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    Default pIII coppermines incompatible with abit vp6

    Hey well my friend just got a vp6 dual processor mobo that supports piii coppermine processors. It boots up fine with a single celeron 667mhz (667/128/66/1.65v), but with either a single or dual piii 933mhz processor (933/256/133/1.75v) it will not boot into bios and nothing responds, but fans come on. We also got a bios update and reset the cmos, but nothing.

    System specs:
    Abit Vp6 mobo
    Ram (all pc133):
    2 128mb sticks
    1 256mb stick
    1 64mb stick
    nvidia 6200 agp 4x
    350w psu
    two pIII coppermine 933mhz fsb133 256k cache 1.75v ( will not boot up in either a dual or single setup)
    Celeron coppermine 667mhz fsb66 128k cache 1.65v ( will boot up fine with this cpu)

    We have ruled out the ram so any 1 stick setup won't help we dont know if its the cpu's or powersuply. Thanks!

    cpus came from ebay and is there any way to test out if they work and we dont have any other socket 370 motherboards
    Last edited by zaqwsx; 06-23-2006 at 01:12 AM.
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    Default Re: pIII coppermines incompatible with abit vp6

    If possible, try one of the P3's in a different board. Also, are you positive your dual board supports that CPU?

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    Default Re: pIII coppermines incompatible with abit vp6

    Does it use VRMs for Vcore? Maybe the VRMs are wrong for the newer CPU's. Without testing them in another board, there is no way to test them.
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    Default Re: pIII coppermines incompatible with abit vp6

    thanks for responding guys. i'm 99% sure that the mobo supports the processors, because it supports all 370pin fc-pga piii processors, which the piii's are. funny thing is, the board doesn't officially support celerons (but most of the time they work in single mode only).

    I don't think the vrm is wrong for the cpus, because i have heard of other people using the exact same procs in this board, with no problems.

    One thing i did notice is that the voltages on the board were slightly high (according to bios). with the 1.65v celeron in the board, the core voltage reads 1.71. With a 1.7v celeron, the core reads 1.76. is that high enough to cause a problem? also, the 1.5v reads 1.59, the 3.3v reads 3.39, the 5v reads 5.20, the 12v reads 11.82. i don't think that it is the psu, because i get the same results with a different one. could this mean bad caps?

    The vp6's are notorious for bad caps, and having them can cause a variety of problems. one cap actually blew, and i replaced it, but no other caps show any visual damage. i might go ahead and recap the board, if indeed that is the problem.

    so basically i've narrowed the problem down to 2 things: either bad processors, or a bad motherboard. It would be very helpful if i could test the procs in another board, to tell what the problem really is.

    thanks for all the help guys.

    -Mike (Zach's friend)
    Last edited by zaqwsx; 06-23-2006 at 02:00 AM.
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    Default Re: pIII coppermines incompatible with abit vp6

    wait, did you play with the multiplier? on my old p3 board, it had a row of tiny switches used for changing multiplier, and it didnt support any cpu speed abve 731mhz or close, due to the fixed fsb of 133 and max mulptiplier of 5.5
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    Default Re: pIII coppermines incompatible with abit vp6

    the multipliers for the coppermine piii's are locked i think, and this board does not use jumpers, but it uses softmenu. i'm going to recap he board, and i think it will solve the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaqwsx
    Hey well my friend just got a vp6 dual processor mobo that supports piii coppermine processors. It boots up fine with a single celeron 667mhz (667/128/66/1.65v), but with either a single or dual piii 933mhz processor (933/256/133/1.75v) it will not boot into bios and nothing responds, but fans come on. We also got a bios update and reset the cmos, but nothing.

    System specs:
    Abit Vp6 mobo
    Ram (all pc133):
    2 128mb sticks
    1 256mb stick
    1 64mb stick
    nvidia 6200 agp 4x
    350w psu
    two pIII coppermine 933mhz fsb133 256k cache 1.75v ( will not boot up in either a dual or single setup)
    Celeron coppermine 667mhz fsb66 128k cache 1.65v ( will boot up fine with this cpu)

    We have ruled out the ram so any 1 stick setup won't help we dont know if its the cpu's or powersuply. Thanks!

    cpus came from ebay and is there any way to test out if they work and we dont have any other socket 370 motherboards



    System specs:
    Abit Vp6 mobo
    Ram (all pc133):
    2 128mb sticks <----leave only 1 or 2 of these sticks in
    1 256mb stick <---take this out for now
    1 64mb stick <---take this out for now
    nvidia 6200 agp 4x <--use onboard if can
    350w psu
    two pIII coppermine 933mhz fsb133 256k cache 1.75v ( will not boot up in either a dual or single setup)
    Celeron coppermine 667mhz fsb66 128k cache 1.65v ( will boot up fine with this cpu)

    try what i said with the ram,should work fine.to many mismatched ram modules will not work with some cpus
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