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    Pro266 vs. 440BX....and Ol' Man could be of use for this..

    Hey guyz I'm using an aging ABIT BE6-II motherboard with the 440BX chipset. I would like to upgrade to a newer board, the Shuttle AV30. Has some nice features including 1mhz increments from 66-166. My BE6-II has settings up to 200Mhz, but who the hell is gonna do that on a 440BX? This new board also has DDR, but will my P3 933 take advantage of that? I have heard reports of P3's doing better with SDRAM than RDRAM, so I don't know about DDR SDRAM. Also, ol' man, will this board support those new Celatins and Tualies? It has support for up to a P3 1.13+, but I don't know if that means Cumine or Tualie. This board has lots of nice features I could use (onboard LAN would give me that extra PCI NIC for my other computer..), but I want to make sure it will have some sort of upgradability (Tualie/Celatin).

    Just to keep this on topic, as it is the CCO forum, how well will this new board OC? Will I be able to hit a 150 bus (1050) or higher?

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    There have been numerous review that have demostrated that DDR RAM is wasted on a PIII CPU. The internal architecture of the PIII can't take advantage of the available extra bandwidth. So, as long as your Abit is running OK, it isn't worth it.

    No Tualatin support, and reviews state that SDRAM runs up to 144 MHz, and the motherboard can run at 157 MHz with the SDRAM running asynchronously at 119 MHz. Use of the onboard NIC lowers the max to 150 MHz.
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    Eh, I could get better memory scores on my old SiS5598-based system with a P233MMX and EDO SIMMS than 119mhz PC1600, lol jk. I can run the BE6-II at 150 with my Corsair stuff, but that gets saved for my system. I was just testing it one day. I just figured the new DDR memory would force my dad to uprade to better memory. Can't stand this 3-2-3 PC133 he has. Well, yeah doesn't look like such a good idea anymore. Thanks man!

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    MSI K7T Turbo-R w/ voltage mod (2,15v)
    deal fell through...lookin for yet ANOTHER chip
    256MB Corsair PC150 CL2
    12x DVD, 12x CDRW
    Water-cooled 118w Peltier
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53B C1 @2.85GHz (stock volts), watercooled @ 27*C load
    MSI 865PE Neo2-P (i865PE + ICH5), 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM
    ATi Radeon X700Pro 256MB AGP8x
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB SATA, Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus 80GB
    NEC DVD-RW (ND-3520A), Lite-On 52/32/52x CD-RW (LTR-52327S)
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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