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May 22, 2003 3:28:46 AM

I've got a K6-3+ 450 @ 600 on a Tyan Trinity S1598. I'm trying to push the limits of the chip, and I've read success stories at 6x124 (744!) This can't be far from the truth because my voltage is set to 2.0v and my current temp is only 26C. Just wondering if anyone here has done it and with what board.

K6-3+ 450 @ 600 (6x100)
Tyan Trinity S1598

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May 22, 2003 8:58:06 AM

Not with that board, but I have with an ASUS P5A-B.

In performance testing(ie. sisoft sandra) it performed better than a PIII 1.0 Gig. It was unfair to do gaming comparisons though, I didn't have an ATA 100 IDE controller, and it was only AGP 2X. If I would have spent a little money and time, I could have tested them both for performance in games, but the PIII board fried on a power surge (lightning does unusual things to a house, I won't get into that) and pretty much all the hardware on it, including the CPU.

What are we going to do tonight Brain?
The same thing we do every night Pinky; <b>Try to take over the world!</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Skligmund on 05/22/03 05:04 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 22, 2003 7:35:25 PM

My K6-2+ 550 runs great at 5.5x112=616 but would not post at 6x112

My K6-2+ 533 says it was deesigned to run at 133*4=533, but I have it running on my mom's computer at 100*5, and I have not tested the 133 fsb... no way to with here motherboard...

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May 24, 2003 5:20:05 AM

Give me a break. Seriously. The old BX chipset was only AGP2x, yet my PIII 1000EB was holding it's own against all commers of similar speeds.

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May 24, 2003 7:47:03 AM

Similar speeds ATHLON I bet. Not K6-3+ (note the +). That CPU, if I remember correctly, ran at 80F at the clock speed I had it at. I bet the K6-3+ could get 1.0GHz. We couldn't overclock it anymore because the MOTHERBOARD couldn't handle it (FSB was gettin REALLY high). I'm not saying this setup blew the PIII out of the water or anything, I am just saying it out performed the setup that was available to me.

What are we going to do tonight Brain?
The same thing we do every night Pinky; <b>Try to take over the world!</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Skligmund on 05/24/03 03:49 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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May 24, 2003 9:41:33 PM

The entire K6 series had a very weak FPU, so that my K6-III 450 couldn't even keep up with a Celeron 300A@450. Worse yet, it wouldn't overclock past 500MHz.

Of course now we have Athlon/Duron/PIII/Celeron coolers that will also fit Socket 7, and offer superior cooling to our old options.

<font color=blue>Watts mean squat if you don't have quality!</font color=blue>
May 24, 2003 10:03:54 PM

And I stress the + in K6-3+ again. As we know, the + was for mobile computers (laptops). They cooled them passivly at 450 MHz. So even with the old Super7 coollers, it was easy to overclock them. There is a reason, assuming you can find one, that the K6-3+ are going for more than 70-90 bucks on eBay.
Take a look here:
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Both of these were/are at above 50 bucks with 2 days to go, it tends to go up near the end of the auction.

What are we going to do tonight Brain?
The same thing we do every night Pinky; <b>Try to take over the world!</b>
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May 24, 2003 10:36:04 PM

But the + did nothing for the FPU.

<font color=blue>Watts mean squat if you don't have quality!</font color=blue>
May 25, 2003 10:20:53 AM

It doesn't need to if you can overclock the piss out of it.

If I overclock a VIA CYRIX to 5.2 GHz, it would beat a P4 2.6.

If I overclock a K6-III+ to 900 MHz, it will beat a Celeron 450, easy, let a lone a P3.

What are we going to do tonight Brain?
The same thing we do every night Pinky; <b>Try to take over the world!</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Skligmund on 05/25/03 06:21 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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