-I would give my motherboard 4/10 (it works but has no overclocking options)
-I would give the CPU 9/10 (could only be better if it had on-die L2 cache)
-I would give my RAM 8/10 (it works and that is all I need)
Speed is everything - Warp factor 9, Mr. Sulu!
Mobo: Soyo SY-6VCA, Via Apollo Pro 133A
CPU: Intel Pentium III 450 @ 600 (Katmai)
RAM: Generic PC 133, 64mb (only temporary)
Mobo: 9/10, with the latest tweaks it has good performance, great overclocker as well.
CPU: an oldie, but with better RAM it still does 640 Mhz. 9/10
RAM: just a stick of crap RAM, but I had no time to wait for better to arrive. I'll rectify that in August with some Mushkin
We came from the stars so they say, now it's time to go back. If I was conceived today, I would not get beyond eight cells, and yet here I am. In a way they were right, I don't have the heart for this world.
The question is, why am I having so much trouble dying?
CPU: Celeron II 533a @ 896MHz 1.85v
Motherboard: Abit BH6 Rev 1.01 (the original!)
Ram: 128MB Mushkin PC100 CAS2 with SIEMENS 8ns chips
64MB Centon PC100 with 8ns Mosel Vitalic chips
This setup has been extremely good to me. Abit swears you cannot run coppermine chips on this old revision (yeah, right), and both sticks of ram are "rated" at 125MHz 3-3-3, yet I run them at 112 2-2-2 without difficulty.
CPU: 9/10 (all I can ask for is better cache latency, minor detail considering how little I paid for it.)
Memory: 10/10, I got good deals on both these sticks and they performed better than I expected. Mushkin is by far the best memory maker out there.
Motherboard: What can I say, this baby is a year and a half old and still crunches numbers like nobody's bidness. Of course, it has been picky from time to time with ISA cards, but who the hell needs ISA anymore 9.9/10
Of course, you might want to go for a newer motherboard, but Abit is THE BEST overclocking solution out there, atleast for BX motherboards.
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[This message has been edited by MadCat (edited 06-18-2000).]
M/B: Eagle Socket 370, Via Apollo Pro +
CPU: Celeron 500A @ 563 MHz Stock HSF
RAM: Siemens PC100 64 Mb
Mobo: 7/10, very cheap (1/2 price of the CPU) the sad thing is i cant tweak it since everything is auto and only with 66, 75, 100 and 133 mhz fsb .. but that Apollo chips really kewl ... already run few benchmarking and she really please me
CPU: 9/10 ... which i think with a good mobo and settings it will make 750.
RAM: 9/10 ... cheap and it works and thats all I need!
Well, first I'm not an extreme overclocker like a lot of these guys. I will only deal with air cooling and the system must be stable - meaning zero lockups and reboots.
The motherboard is completely stable with lots of O/C options - highly recommended. Everything else in the package also seems excellent, but I'v only had the PIII 700, Alpha, and Mosel SDRAM for two weeks (almost). I got a great deal on the Mosel SDRAM - only $117; now it's up to $147! The cB0 PIII 700 is great and the Alpha keeps it nice and cool, 22C right now with the case at 34C. The PEP66 is made for an FC-PGA CPU so it sits flush and square with the slug and has no problems fitting on the Iwill Slotket II. Since, due to my wife, the computer is sitting in a drawer in a credenza, heat is an issue, but the Alpha does a nice job. My old Katmai PII 550 used to go as high as 55C O/C'ed to 650 MHz - the PIII 700 only got to 35C under the same load.
Mobo: Soyo SY-6BA+IV
CPU: PIII 700 SL45Y (cB0) with Alpha PEP66 and Iwill Slotket II
Ram: CAS2 128 MB PC133 Mosel (KD Computers)
Speed: 933 MHz