Got my PII 700 to 933 MHz a month ago on my Soyo SY-6BA+IV BX mobo; two weeks ago I bumped it to 970 MHz; tonight I got it to 1011 MHz. So, for a month it's been at 89 MHz, then 92 MHz, and now 96 MHz. It's a 3D Prophet DDR-DVI that's O/C'ed to 150/350. When the AGP was down around 80 MHz, I could O/C it to 165/350, but had to set it back a little to keep it stable at 89 MHz. It was totally stable with no artifacts at 89 MHz and 92 MHz, but I haven't been at 96 MHz long enough yet to comment.
You'd be better asking who can't run at 89mhz because I'm sure the list would be much shorter if none existant. Some may not get that high with their sys but it is unlikely to be the Geforce that is causing it.
94mhz on Asus v7700 GTS 100% (or as stable as Windows is self is to be accurate)
Thanks guys! You see I'm running a BX board and still reluctant(so far) to get a mobo based on Apollo 133A or Intel 815e and I'm primarily concerned of the lifespan and stability of a GeForce/2 running at 89MHz and above. I have a Viper V770 Ultra(P3 600E@800 on 133MHz FSB) on a BX Master(w/ PC133 RAM) and it won't POST no matter what I do because "sidebanding" is enabled in the video bios by default. My Voodoo3 3000 can handle this and works fine but it's reserved for my other system. I know I can get a reference bios from Nvidia w/c has "sidebanding" disabled but I'm not too much concerned about that. I'm upgrading to a GeForce/2 anytime soon anyway. I'm leaning towards an Asus V6800 or a V7700. How's the performance/visual quality of a Creative Annihilator? How about a Leadtek or any GeForce card you can recommend?
I'm disappointed that the 815 hasn't come out of the gate faster than BX, (for gaming at least), but it isn't that far behind so could be the more sensible choice if you are going to keep the mobo for a while.
It has ATA 100 support and many chipset improvements over the BX.
If you want a BX then an Abit BF6 would be a good choice as it's quite cheep now. softmenu III gives you 1mhz at a time fsb settings.
My first Geforce (CLAP) ran 6months at 94mhz and is still running at 89mhz now (sold it to a friend) without any problems.
If you do choose 815 try to find some users input first as it is an unknown at the moment and there maybe many issues to come.
BladeRunner, I don't think it's my BXMaster that is at fault. As I've said earlier, my V3 3000 runs fine with no problems. In fact, I have a friend who has the same mobo on a 133MHz FSB with an Asus V6800 running for about a month now with no problems. I just don't know how long his Geforce will last with his kind of setup. It's most probably my Viper not being able to handle the 89MHz AGP. How's the visual quality of your CLAP before? I heard Creative is not so good at that.
I personally was never totally happy with my first Geforce the (CLAP) but it was a lot to do with how "beta" the cards were to begin with in general, and the very poor release drivers.
The Asus GTS is much better but as far as image quality goes I can see no difference between them. All the Geforce cards follow the reference design closely so there really is little differences, some of the cheaper unknown named versions should possibly be avoided as to make them cheep usually means corner cutting.
I think the gist of this thread outlines a high AGP bus has no detrimental effects on the GeForce cards as far as we know to date.