Easy as this-get the Asus CUSL2 or CUSL2-C, the PIII 700E FC-PGA, some Crucial Cas2 PC133, set th motherboard to 133/133/33 and voltage to 1.75v, and your working at 933. If you want more, try bumping it up to 140 at 1.85v. After the stability test, determine if you can go one step lower on the voltage (or if you need to go one step higher). I use 3D Mark 2000 for stability testing.
For cooling, get at LEAST a Coolmaster DP-6H51, or a stock Large Intel cooler (this is what I use), as the stock 700E cooler is a smaller unit. If you want more cooling, check Tom's cooler review for beter units.
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March 24, 2001 7:59:35 PM
thanks alot thats real helpful i'll post later on if all goes well
The 733 is an EB chip (5.5x133). It can be easily overclocked to 825@150. Beyond that, you will prabably need to change the memory speed using the 133/100/33 setting, to go to 880@160, or 963@175 (44MHz PCI!). But setting the memory at a slower speed like that negates the reasons for such a high bus speed anyway. The options there are to either get Mushkin ram at a higher price, or live with slowed memory (less performance). Both options involve fast PCI speeds, which can lead to instability with many cards. I have been fortunate to see stability at these bus speeds in my testing (even with my SCSI card), but others have not.
A far better chip for this would of course be the 700E (7x100), as it goes to 933 at 133, most will also go 980 at 140.
If you want higher bus speeds that are still within reason, the 650E will go 975@150 (37MHz PCI).
CUSL2 or CUSL2-C is the way to go. I have an 800 running a 1004 and it runs great. I still like my AMD 1Ghz better but that is just me...same price too.
March 25, 2001 10:53:35 PM
well i already have had 2 amd computers no problems they both were stable (via chipsets to) and i'm just getting a p3 for fun and to start to learn to overclock and from what i read these chips work well for it.
i'm not trying to start flame war those are just waste of time, get what u like thats basicly what it comes down to.
Teh 600 FC-PGA will usually go to 900 at 100MHz FSB. This usually requires at least 1.75v-1.80v core voltage. The 633 will sometimes go to 950@100. Anything higher will not even reach the 100MHz FSB. But none will go to a 133MHz FSB like the 700E, because of their high multiplier.