Suggestions Greatly Needed.....

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Ultim8_Evil

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I have a Pentium II 400 running at 400... that is my problem! I know Intel locked the clock multiplier to 4.0x so that approach to o/cing is futile. My Supermicro P6SBA mobo only supports 66/100 FSB's so that route to o/ing is also blocked. The next nail in my o/cing coffin is that my mobo doesn't have voltage jumpers because it is all preset! To top this all off, I can't use SoftFSB or CPUCool because it won't recognise the make and model of my mobo. My parents are going to the USA in a week (I'm English) and they have promised to bring me back a Prophet II GTS 64meg DDR DVI card because I'm not going with them!!! I am excited with the prospect of having the fastest graphics card available to date but I'm afraid my 400mhz system won't like it... even with the 256meg of PC100 memory I've got. Please help!
 
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daveg

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You could always trade your PII 400 for a celeron 566 and overclock that from 66Mhz to 100Mhz to give you 850Mhz. Not sure if your mobo will support it (the multiplier that is) plus there's no guarantees the celeron will hit 850.
 
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Ultim8_Evil

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but celeron = socket 370 not slot 1 doesn't it? Celerons are budget cut down processors that don't have as many multimedia extensions and on-chip instructions aren't they? I don't know much about celerons because I always thought they were supposed to be the inferior chip compared to pentiums. Enlighten me cos I really don't know much about Celerons at all!
 
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daveg

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You can get a device called a slocket which allows you to put a socket 370cpu in a slot mobo.

Clock for clock the celerons are slow, but if you can get them to run stable at 100Mhz bus then the extra Mhz should make up for that.

You will need a slocket that supports voltage tweaks and coppermine cpu's (such as the Iwill Slocket2), and you will need to check that your motherboard board has a compatible VRM (voltage regulator on motherboard) that allows 1.6volts. (Even though you don't have the option to change the voltage now, using and slocket with capacitors and jumpers on it, you might be able to alter the voltage)
 
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daveg

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This is what a slocket looks like



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AMD100

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That Prophet will work fine with your system.. Sure it might not give you scores you might see with a PIII or and Athlon, but the GPU will make up for what your processor lacks..

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<<<***My Stuff***>>>
AMD Athlon 650 Thunderbird @ 900(super-cooled)
FIC SD-11(for now)
128mb Stick of Cruital pc-133
300w Sparkle PS
20 gig IBM 66 7200rpm HD
Nvidia TnT2 32mb
HP 8100 CDRW
Plextor 50X CDrom

~{*SPEED LIMIT 2000MHZ*}~
 

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