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Asus SP97-V with K6-2 / K6-3. HELP!

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February 28, 2002 1:34:12 PM

Hi. I have an Asus SP97-V, officially only supports pentium and K6-I. But I can switch the voltage to 2.1v and because K6-2 uses just 2.2v. and is socket7, it is possible to used it? It will work? Can I even use a k6-3 (2.4v.) switching to 2.8v. with good cooling? (I jump from 2.1 to 2.8, snif!)

I don't know if I need to do more changes ir order to make it success. Just want to upgrade my system without changing my case - power supply - motherboard - processor - memory!!! I don't have enough money!!!

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February 28, 2002 2:41:24 PM

The board doesn't support the 100 mHz bus you need for most K6-2/K6-III's, and the multipliers might be limited to only 3.5X.

But, here's what's to do; get a K6-2 or K6-III above 400 mHz. Leave the FSB at 66mHz (or 75-83 if adventurous) and set the multiplier to 2X (like setting a Pentium 133). The K6 chip above 400 see 2X as a 6X, and 6X times 66 FSB = 400 mHz. The chip should be able to handle the 2.8 volts, but I would recommend using a Socket A HSF to help control the heat from the extra voltage.

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February 28, 2002 3:57:26 PM

Thank you. I scared that I would need a new BIOS or something like this, but this is perfect! Right now I have a P200 MMX. Going to a K6-2/3 400 will double the performance! That sounds great!
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March 1, 2002 2:12:33 AM

You can actually get it to 450@6x75, or 500@6x83. Using 2.8v gives you a lot of overclocking potential, but the price is so close on the various speed you might as well get a 500 to begin with. 2.4v is more reasonable, but I do have several systems in service at 2.8v, never burned one. I also recommend the Socket A coolers for this type of abuse.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
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