I just upgraded the K6-III I had to a K6-III+ which I can now overclock to 500MHz (83x6) compared to the 450MHz (75x6)I was getting previously.
One thing though. The BIOS doesn't properly recognize the chip whereas it did recognize the K6-III. It says "-MMX 400MHz" where before it said "K6-III 400MHz". Don't worry about the #, I know that's the max it displays.
Is this going to be an issue with being able to utilize the features of the chip? Or should it be fine with a utility like CPU Idle where I can select the use of the Write Allocate function.
It looks like it's better performing on serveral benchmarks I've tried. Just wondering if it's being underutilized. Anyone know?
It will always be underutilized to some extent on that board, but what it's recognised as in the name shuoldn't make a difference, as that board supposedly only supports 2 levels of cache reguardless of the name.
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April 1, 2001 12:35:41 AM
I don't know about that motherboard, but on an FIC VA503+, I am able to overclock that chip (K6III450+) to 600MHz rock solid, 100*6.
It appears that you know about the 2X mutiplier being recognized as 6X with that chip.
As far as the BIOS issue goes, if it tests well, I wouldn't worry, as good as that chip overclocks and runs, it is quickly being left in the dust by the newer waves of CPU's available now.