is my stuff overclockable ?
Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums |

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: is my stuff overclockable ?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    ireland
    Posts
    3

    is my stuff overclockable ?

    i've got a PIII 667 EB on a Tyan Trinty mobo , that's based on the Via Apollo Pro 133 chipset . given that the FSB is already at 133 , what chance have i got of squeezing some more speed out ? i've been checking out other websites and boards to get some ideas for how to go about it but i havent seen much mention of Via chipsets . are they unstable when tweaked or something ? any help appreciated ...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,635
    They are stable when O/Ced up to about 150MHz FSB. That seems to be their ceiling regardless of remaining hardware. You can probably coax 140 - 145MHz out of that EB if you are lucky for a meager 725MHz (5.0 x 145MHz) final clock speed. It's a pity that at 145MHz, you only get a 58MHz boost though. Guess that's the bad part about EB chips.

    High FSBs do offer a great overall system boost but a lot rides on your choice of SDRAM. Good luck though.

    ------------------
    -=S_Klass=- I tweak... therefore I am.
    -=S_Klass=- I tweak... therefore I am.

    Proud Member of the OCN Hellspawns Genome Fleet
    TeamID: 567443298
    OCN Genome FAQ | OCN Genome Stats

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    ireland
    Posts
    3
    thanks for the info , man . i can definitely see the advantages of having a low FSB/high multiplier combination now , a pity i didn't realise that when i was putting the machine together ... anyway , can u recommend a particular fan/heatsink that might get me up to that 145 or 150 ? i'm pretty new to all this **** so to be honest i haven't got a clue

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 1999
    Location
    Ga.
    Posts
    1,289


    Try www.millisec.com and look under the Alphas.Have fun...............


    Who said lifes all work and no play,huh.
    Miles

    This too shall pass!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    48
    hey
    i was just wondering about all the FSB talk. I have a p3 733E oced @ 825 with a Via Appollo 133 Pro chipset as well. (150MHz FSB w/ 1.7 volts @ 29.9C pretty good eh!) but what were u talking about SDRAM? it rides alot on your chioce of ram??
    thanx
    jay
    Pentium 3 733EB Coppermine @ 833MHz
    Aopen Nvidia Geforce MX2 @ 225Mhz
    Abit VA6 Via Apollo Pro 133A
    SB Live! 128 bit
    128MB SDRAM PC133
    40 gig Quantam @ 7200 rpm

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •