Have soyo sy-6ba+ mb. w/ pentiumII 350 proc. Thinking of upgrade. Came across Evergreen Tech. Processor Performa 1 ghz. Wondering if anyone has experiance with this evergreen proc. and is it worthwhile it seems much cheaper than replacing my present mb and processor. Thanks
It uses a Celeron, which is 15% slower than an equally clocked PIII. While you would see an improvement, for $159 I wouldn't bother. You might want to contact Powerleap to see if their iP3/T adapter with Celeron 1200 Tualatin kit will work, as this is a NEW type of Celeron that actually outperforms the PIII 1000.
Can your motherboard support a 133MHz FSB? The Desktop PIII 1.13GHz is also a Tualatin, but cost 50% more than the Celeron 1.2GHz. Furthermore, it's still only 256k. But yes, it does perform better.
The server PIII 1.13GHz is a different version with 512KB cache and cost about 30% more than the desktop version, it's faster still.
If your motherboard can be pushed to 133MHz FSB, you might consider trying to overclock a Celeron 1.2GHz to 1.6GHz at that speed.
The use of any of these processors requires the Powerleap iP3/T adapter (and compatability with it, ask Powerleap). Furthermore, using the 133MHz bus on your motherboard, if available, requires PC133 memory and a recent enough video card to support the 89MHz AGP clock.
I've heard rumors about a PIII 1100 (1.10GHz), with a 100MHz FSB, but never seen one for sale anywhere. Ever. But that's not what he's refering to. The PIII 1133 (1.13GHz) is a Tualatin, because the original Coppermine version was recalled.