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^7_of_9
02-27-00, 01:54 AM
OK...... I've got the Asus P2B-D Dual Processor board.
As of this moment I'm only running a single CPU in it with the Terminator card on the 2nd CPU Slot.
My question is this ..... Asus says it supports PII's up to 450 on this board. They also say that it supports PIII's up to about 800Mhz a piece ... Now here's the Quetion ..
I've got a 333Mhz PII in here right now and I'm overclocking it to 463.5Mhz (103 BUS and 4.5 Core). When I try to clock it to 100 BUS and 5.0 Core it won't boot up. Is this because I'm only using a PII and not a PIII since this would take it into a speed that a PIII should be and not a PII and somehow the BIOS knows this? I've got the latest Bios Revision for the board. I've tried setting the BUS back to 100Mhz and setting the Core to 5.0 but it still won't fly. Anyone got any ideas? http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/confused.gif

bug
02-27-00, 09:37 AM
doesn't the P2 333 using a larger die size than the P2 350-450? As I recall, the LX chipset was initally released for this board, running at the 66mhz bus speed.

^7_of_9
02-27-00, 10:22 AM
Nope this board is the BX Chipset which allows 50Mhz, 66Mhz, 75Mhz, 83Mhz, 100Mhz, 103Mhz and 112Mhz.
I just can't figure out how to get it overclocked to more than 450Mhz ....

bug
02-28-00, 02:55 PM
The Asus P2B family of mobo is noted for extreme stability. Abit is the O/C dream.
I have a P2-450 w/P2B mobo myself. Rock solid. The new Asus mobo are O/C friendly, I hear. Your P2-333 may only be able to go to 463. Consider yourself lucky.

Praetorin
02-28-00, 09:24 PM
The reason why your system wont boot (hrm, me thinks this is for a P3 which your not working with so what the hell) is becuase of how Intel doesnt like overclockers. Intel chips automatically knows when you oc'ing to a certain extent and wont boot if it's not using the chips correct BUS Speed, Voltage, Internal Ratio (druel, where's golden fingers when you need it). Yea your board will go to 800MHZ PIII (give or take a bois update :P) So have phun! and get two 800MHz Proccessors http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/wink.gif

[This message has been edited by Praetorin (edited 02-28-2000).]

^7_of_9
02-28-00, 10:43 PM
Tnx for the help. I think Im' gonna go buy myself a couple of PIII 700's and see if I can overclock em to 800Mhz a piece ..... http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif
If I can then I'll be EXTREMELY happy cause I'm running Windows 2000 and right now I'm already seeing about a 30% improvment in speed as it is (Not to mention I'm running Seti@Home and I'm clocking in a Unit once every 7.5 hours http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by ^7_of_9 (edited 02-29-2000).]

Miller
03-07-00, 09:10 PM
I think I remember reading somwhere that the P2/333 was a bad overclocker. It has problems with 100 mhz fsb. You got a kick butt board though. Also, remember to run Win NT or 2000 when using duel cpu's. I prefer Linux myself.