To run PIIIs on the bp6 you need some PPGA-(FC-PPGA) converters. get more info from the forums at www.Bp6.com.
you will have to solder some cables, change voltages (yes the bp6 supports 1.6v cpu cores) Overclock the AGP bus to 89Mhz (133/2) and probly change one of the capacitors (EC10 between the cpus) to 2200uF 16v. will it run stable? probly not (got one myself! Cel400@552Mhz).
I think it would be better to buy a VP6 or MSI 694D or wait for some Dual/Quad socket A boards.
Sorry to say that I was misinformed by a news post on another website. The BP6 is indeed SUPPOSED to work in that configuration, but I don't know if they have updated it as I was told. BP6.com says otherwise!
Suicide is painless...........<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Crashman on 01/16/01 04:46 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 16, 2001 8:36:16 AM
What can I do? There're quite different answers for my questions. Is it true that I definitely will need a NeoS370 card to run FC-PGA on my BP6, even in single mode?
January 16, 2001 8:51:21 AM
Ok, here´s what i know.
1. You will need a NeoS370 EVEN in single mode
2. Stability is questionable
3. According to Bp6 forum it is not proven that the Bp6 can run dual Coppermines. and if it would you have to solder some cables between the cpu sockets.
4. My Bp6 (and others) cant handle a high power graphics card like the GTS(or any other high power device). This is because of poor capacitors on the board.
January 17, 2001 6:35:36 AM
Thanks for clarification. In my country, there's noway for me to secure the NEO adapter. So I should keep using the PPGA Celeron. Could you advise which one is the best overclocked PPGA Celeron on the BP6 board?