jaguarking11 wrote:...I know the bx chipset is not guranteed to do 133fsb but I shure as hell can try. I have choped up a p3 heatsink and remachined it to mount on the old holes with pushpins and hard springs along with arctic silver in between now the thermal conductivity is very good. I will put on a 80mm fan with an adaptor to cool the northbridge.
...sing sing converters? I have used one of those convertors to convert a regular p3 mobo to a tualatin one and it also allows for new gen (copermine area) cpu's to be used in older socket 370mobos.
Oh and my ram is 133mhz ecc ram. Any help would be highly apreciated. t
Seem like this is a busy time of year for most people and maybe everyone forgot to answer you that actually knows something. In that case let me give it a shot from research but no practice.
1) Your idea with cooling the BX is excelent. I usually get a "chipset" HSF kit for about 12 bucks, when I can find them. If you want to try it, you may also try a peltier for even more effective cooling...if it fits and works. No matter what other people tried the BX usually hits a wall that it can't pass while trying to manage DUAL at 133. Some folks have recorded sucess though with UNI at 133. I have never even got a boot screen at 124fsb.
2) PC-133 ECC. Make sure you use it at rated speed. I mean CL2 or CL3. Unless you are using it in a critical situation you will want to run ECC=disabled. The "error correction" ability slows the ram down one more clock click so CL3 would actually be CL4.
3) sing-sing adaptors?? Maybe you ment Lin-Lin? In any case, the original Celeron by Intel was multi-cpu capable and the BP6 board was designed to take advantage of that. Being so, it is a PPGA celeron socket 370 and requires NEO-S370 adaptors along with some modification on the board and also on the adaptor to bring it up to DUAL FC-PGA ability. As far as I know this is the wrong situation to use any tualatin adaptor, which upgrade FC-PGA sockets to FC-PGA2 capability.
How is the project going so far?
There are *almost* no bad BP6s. There are mostly bad caps.
No BP6s remaining
ViaCPU laptop with Vista.(Works great after bumping ram to 2Gig)