PIII 850 on Abit BH6 rev. 1.02

Hi,

I read this on the Abit website under faqs:

Do the BH6 Rev. 1.00, 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, etc. and up (BUT NOT 1.1 and above)
boards and the BX6 Rev 1.00, 1.01, 1.02, etc. (BUT NOT BX6 Rev 2.0) boards
support Coppermine CPUs?

No, the BH6 Rev. 1.00, 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, etc. and up (BUT NOT 1.1 and above)
boards and the BX6 Rev 1.00, 1.01, 1.02, etc. (BUT NOT BX6 Rev 2.0) do not
support Coppermine CPUs due to the native design of power for the CPU core
voltage probably not being sufficient. So to avoid instability, we advise
that the afore mentioned boards do not support Coppermine CPUs.

Is it true or just bull....

My Motherboard is a Abit BH6 rev. 1.02

In the bios I am able to adkust the voltage for the CPU from 1.35v to 2.3v
in 0,5 steps.

The PIII voltage is as far as I know 1.65V

In the BIOS I am also able to set the bus frequency and multiplier freely.

The BIOS supports Celeron 700, which as far as I know is a coppermine CPU.

Thanking in advance.

Carsten
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  1. Good thing I didn't know that cause I have a BX6 R2 running a PIII 800. Check out the DATAbase at http://www.overclockers.com/. Not only are they running these things but OC'ing them too. Mine is running at 993MZ. BH6,s are also listed there. You are correct about the SOFTMENU options but the multplier is FIXED and not adjustable, so while you can change it, it does nothing. INTEL did this to stop OC'ing. Overclockinging is done only by increasing the FSB. I hope this helps.
    Good luck
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