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September 26, 2001 3:52:35 PM

I am replacing my P3 on ASUS CUV4X board. QUESTION -- can the P3 1000E be overclocked to 1330MHZ? Can the P3 800E be overclocked to 1064MHZ? Or should I just buy the 600E and be happy with 800MHz? Thanks for the advice.

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September 26, 2001 4:20:11 PM

NO, no, no. The best bang for the buck in a PIII is the 700@933, the 600@800 solution actually cost MORE ($95 for the 600, $92 for the 700) on Pricewatch.

The 700@933 is running around a 98% success rate. Anything higher, such as the 800@1064, is about 50% success rate, too much risk. The 750@1000 seems to be the least likely to succeed.

Back to you Tom...
September 27, 2001 2:19:44 AM

Or you could get a 1ghztbird and a sis735 motherboard for slightly more than the p3 alone and have a kickass system. ;-)

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September 27, 2001 3:13:12 AM

Yes, since he already has a VIA board he wouldn't be giving up anything as far as the motherboard's concerned!

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September 27, 2001 3:29:56 AM

Thanks for the advice. But actually $92 is for a socket 1 P3 700E, but I need an FCPGA which is $109 on pricewatch. But I am open to change (in the form of AMD) -- the 1GHZ Tbird and sis735 board would total $134 -- worth considering.
September 27, 2001 3:56:51 AM

It's much more than just worth it, it outclasses the P3 coppermien clock for clock in everything...its cheaper, AND you still have an upgrade path for future Socket A/462 processors....which will be stickign around for quite some time.....

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September 27, 2001 5:36:55 AM

Hey, anything's better than VIA, the SiS is actually a fairly good chipset, it performs very well and has had no problems reported to my knowlege. I only encourage people to keep their old system if it has an Intel chipset and they are thinking changing to VIA, or if they don't have the time or desire to reload their hard drive.

Back to you Tom...
September 27, 2001 8:25:08 AM

Get the tbird, you will love the performance boost and you will have tons of room for upgrading(ddr, 1.6+ghz tbirds etc). The slotket isnt free either, so the total added cost for the sis solution is like 10 bucks or so.

PS: crash, whenever I mention the cost of upgrading to a tbird as opposed to just a p3 I ALWAYS mean with the sis chipset, the via chipsets always come on spendy motherboards and that would not compete with the simple p3 upgrade.

~Matisaro~
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September 27, 2001 10:21:19 PM

The reason I am upgrading is that I halfway burned my PIII 600. I was running it @810 no problem for about a year, but couldn't boot if I increased the FSB past 135. So one night I started increasing the Vcore and got a little carried away -- now it won't boot past 408 MHz @68 FSB, period. Oops.

When I built my system June 2000 the only Intel 133 chipset was the Intel i820 I think, which was supposed to be very poor for DRAM (and there was the whole Rambus debate...) I can't remember if the i810 was around, but the i815 was on it's way. They were saying OCing the old BX chipset to 133 would cause problems with PCI bus -- so I heard Via was the way to go for 133 FSB -- why do you not like the Via chipset? Just curious.

Anyway, if I went with the Tbird and new board, I have enough components lying around to build a second system if I bought a cheap ATX case for my old P3. What about memory for the Tbird?

Thanks for the help!
September 27, 2001 10:41:30 PM

If you get a DDR motherboard, you will need DDR Memory =D

Anyways, if you want to still be able to use your SDRAM for a while before you get DDR RAM, I suggest the Asus A7A266. Supports both types, but not at once. Good piecemeal upgraders board.
September 28, 2001 8:28:50 AM

Via motherboards have history of instability, on athlons. I myself run kt7a raid which has all the via things which should cause me problems(and a sb live too!@) but I have never had any. The sis735 mobos are dirt cheap and give great performance, the via chipped boards generally costa little more for less performance(but depending on the brand alot of tweak options w00t).

~Matisaro~
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~Tbird1.3@1.5~
September 28, 2001 8:30:44 AM

Yes you will be able to have 2 systems if you split your ram or get a new stick(liek 15 bucks). That is another benifit of buying amd instead of a faster p3, 2, 2 ,2 pc's for the price of one!

~Matisaro~
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~Tbird1.3@1.5~
September 28, 2001 12:19:22 PM

whats the best OC setup u recon for my P3-733EB?(on a 815EP-MSI 6337)
if you just could hump up the multi..

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September 28, 2001 2:11:01 PM

I think crash is the master at p3 overclocking, I stick to AMD as far as thats concerned.

~Matisaro~
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September 28, 2001 3:47:55 PM

You can't change the multiplier on an Intel.

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