I was just wondering if someone could please clear up why when i search for a P3 800 and it has all this jargon beside it - ie, FCPGA and FSB and Slot 1 and beside the processor clock frequency it has an EB. Could you please tell me what this means and which one is better for playing 3D Games.
All those extra letters and numbers tell you about the capabilities and/or the connection type of the CPU.
FCPGA stands for Flip-Chip Pin Grid Array - it is the way that the actual silicon for the processor is mounted in the chip. Usually FCPGA are socket type CPU's. Slot1 is another type of connector for CPU's, used only on the Intel Pentium II/III. FSB stands for the Front Side Bus, that is, the speed with which CPU communicates with system memory. The EB is a code used on Intel processors, to distinguish different types. EB means that the CPU uses a 133-MHz front side bus, and uses the .18 micron process.
E = Coppermine
B = 133 Mhz FSB
EB = Coppermine w/ 133 Mhz FSB
Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
As for performance, I've seen plenty of p3 700E's overclocked around 133+ Mhz FSB. So if you're willing to overclock a 100mhz p3, I don't see any reason to get one with 133mhz FSB unless you're looking to spend more money.
133Mhz CPU's are actually cheaper make sure the RAM can run at 133Mhz. If you dont know buy a 100mhz CPU
If I'm not mistaken, I think all the fastest Intel chipset is still the BX overclocked to 133mhz. Unless I've missed something, but I'm pretty sure it's still the raining champ. If I was seriously looking for an Intel system, I think I'd go that direction.
I know the BX chipset doesn't support 4x AGP. I'm not sure if anyone has modified a board to try it though, anyone know of one?
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So does that make you an official "Father Toms" poster?
Nice to see dedicated people here. Only means you have a true helping heart. :wink:
Nah, mpjesse registered the same day as I did and is still very much active.
Chipdeath too I think but he's been busy lately.
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This is fuckin crazy. This thread should be kept alive for generations to come