When upgrading into the 700mz range(a current sweet price area) which is going to give the best real thruput: a 733(133fsb) or 750(100FSB)? and over clock best?
Have a couple of PII's(400 and 450) on boards that will take PIII's. Time to upgrade...
Also have a PIII 667(133fsb) runnin 720(144*5) and its smooth and zippy. Compared to the PIII 800(100fsb) I use at work, the bumped 667 seams to give signifigantly better zip for general development tasks(Visual studio, debuggin and business tasks).
I personally like the factory 133fsb to start with, but if the 100fsb chips easily OC fsb to 112, 118, or 124 like my PII's do that should put some real zip em. Even 112*7.5 gets 840, and i can usually do better than 112. I can usually get a 133fsb chip to run stablly at 140-144, that would give 770-792.
Which ones going to give better real world thruput for development work???
Yea, tend to agree!
The faster FSB gives you a faster path to memory for better thruput(bandwidth) than the clock multilpier for general all round work.
But gettin to 150FSB ain't easy. Had to buy all new PC133 CAS2 certified memory to get there. Even then I've got one stick that wont go 150 RAS and CAS 2. BIOS comes out as says incorrect RAS to CAS setting right after memcheck. Cooling doesn't seam to be a problem with coppermine socket370. CPU temp 47-48 max @144FSB. Some PC133 CAS2 memory will go 150 CAS2 and some wont!
Is the PC150 memory reliable to get ya there at CAS2? I notice it usually just says 6ns.
Plus 150fsb on ASUS P3V4X/PIII667 gets occasional hangs when working hard. I'm not setting off the CPU temp warning buzzer set at 52C. Never hangs at 144! Have read I have to start coolin things like the Northbridge when workin hard at 150 speeds, maybe even the ATI video(Xpert2000).