Bij de Singapore Hardware Zone hebben ze een Pentium III 450 SL37C te pakken te weten te krijgen die makkelijk op 600MHz wilde draaien (133MHz), hij wilde zelfs wel op 630MHz! Dit lukte zowel op een Asus P3BF als de Microstar MS-6163 plank. Voor het complete verhaaltje, klik hier.
When we got to Sim Lim Square, we headed right to Marketplace, where they informed us that they managed to get hold of a recent batch of Pentium !!!-450 that was capable of running at 133MHz FSB. That automatically translates the total speed to a whopping 600MHz, which is currently the fastest Pentium !!! CPU you can get in the market. What's more, it runs at 133MHz FSB, which means, you can buy a relatively cheap Pentium !!!-600B CPU. Now, is that a good deal or what?
I guess this isn't really new to some of you, as I know that some have already been running their Pentium !!! 450 overclocked to 600MHz. However, getting a piece that really work at the desired frequency has been somewhat of a gamble.
Anyway, we went to test the CPU and was really amazed at how overclockable it was. We managed to push it up to 140MHz FSB (140x4.5=630) on the P!!!-450 CPU, but at a voltage of 2.30V. At 133MHz FSB, we managed to get it up and running at the default voltage. That's really something considering the fact that all other P!!!-600 CPUs are running at a default voltage of 2.05V. Running the Pentium-!!! at bus frequencies above 133MHz (133x4.5=600) is really pushing your luck since most Pentium-!!! CPUs are somewhat limited to only about 600MHz. Why then do you think that Intel didn't release a 650MHz version to counter AMD's K7, but instead, released a 133MHz FSB version? Well, if you are really lucky, you may just get one that could run higher than 630MHz, but you should be aware that your PCI and AGP clocks also increase with the FSB. Make sure your devices are not affected by the increased bus speed.
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