Re: Packard-Bell 680 Motherboard (Intel NV430VX -Orlando)
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Subject: Re: Packard-Bell 680 Motherboard (Intel NV430VX -Orlando)
Date: 1/11/2002 3:35:11 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Packard-Bell 680 Motherboard (Intel NV430VX -Orlando) posted by
In my opinion/a few related points:
1.) 2.8V would run rather hot. You can get away with it if you have a GOOD fan/heatsink combination but I sure wouldn't use whatever OEM part came with the P166.
2.) I doubt your motherboard's BIOS would properly support a K6-2 part, meaning you would power up the system and nothing would happen -- just a blank screen.
3.) If it did, the highest you could get would be 400MHz. The later revisions of the K6-2 support an internal multiplier remap, if you set the board to 2.0 the CPU will use 6.0 (6.0 x 66MHz = 400MHz). You could easily do this with nearly any 400MHz or higher K6-2, by the way. You just wouldn't be able to run it faster than 400MHz because of your motherboard limitation.
4.) Powerleap, Evergreen, and others have sold special adapters that allow higher-speed K6-2s to run properly in old hardware. The adapter plugs into the old socket, and the new CPU plugs into the adapter. IMO, though, you would be throwing a disturbing amount of money into an obsolete machine.
Not to denegrate your hardware or anything, it is still a viable word processor/Internet box. But if you really need more speed, I would strongly suggest you look into replacing the system, if possible. There isn't much that you can do to the hardware you have.
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