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Subject: definitely AMD
Date: 4/5/2001 7:20:27 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: I wouldn't call Gigabyte posted by
Apparently the latest stepping (with the core marked "AXIA") is a fantastic overclocker. I've read that all the 266 MHz Tbirds use this stepping, but I'm not sure about it. A 1 GHz chip of this stepping seems to have a good shot at 1.3-1.4 GHz.
The big choice for the mobo is SDRAM or DDR. At this point DDR is still maturing, so if I were buying, I'd stick with SDRAM. DDR RAM is still something of an unknown when it comes to increasing the FSB. Also, I'd rather get a great KT133A board than get a DDR board and then see the Rev. 2 DDR board next month.
Increasing the FSB (and memory bandwidth) gives greater improvements than upping the multiplier. I think a realistic goal with the current hardware is 150 MHz FSB. 166 is just out of reach because of memory and PCI limitations. SDRAM running at 150 MHz, CAS2 will be faster than 166 MHz, CAS3 in most situations.
Look for a mobo with multiplier and lots of FSB adjustments, plus voltage settings for both Vcore (chip) and Vio (RAM).
The setup I'm craving at the moment is an Iwill KK266-RAID, AXIA Tbird 1G, and 256 MB SDRAM at 150+ FSB, CAS2.
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