Overclocking Manilla heeft een review klaar van een Slot-1 Pentium III 700 processor die ze uiteraard hebben getest op tweakbaarheid. Met behulp van een Alpha P3126 cooler en een Abit BE6-II mobo op 143MHz bussnelheid trok de CPU 1001MHz :
At 145 (1015Mhz.), it was a no-go. I upped the voltage to 1.7V, and sure enough, I get into Windows. It was, however, still a tad unstable getting rounding errors in Prime95 so I upped the voltage some more to 1.75V. This time, I could run most of my benchmarks but still had trouble with Prime95 crapping out after about an hour. Another thing I noticed is that the AGP bus was already under strain. 3DMark2000 had some troubles completing it's runs in a "sometimes go, sometimes no" exchange.
I tried going for 146Mhz. on the Abit BE6-II but the AGP went nuts, sending me back to the desktop as soon as I start anything 3D, but let me run most of my benchmarks. Clocking it back down to 144 resolved my AGP woes but still gave me Prime95 rounding errors no matter what voltage I try. I could play games for hours on though. It appears that the 143 Mhz. bus setting (1001Mhz.) is the sweetspot for this processor since that got rid of all my overclocking troubles and allows me to use the default core voltage of 1.65V. But being the kinda overclocker I am, I always clock down to the next lower setting, which in this case is 142 (994Mhz.). Not bad. Not bad at all.
To conclude this overclocker's mini-review, let me just say that this thing really, truly, totally ROCKS!!! There really is A LOT to be said about owning a 1Ghz. processor at only the fraction of the cost. Maybe I'm just lucky, I don't know. But if this is an example of what's out there, it certainly should give you hope of getting great stuff real cheap.