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by Stedman5040
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: SiS530 @133MHz (GA-5SMM/Soyo 5SSM) setup, benching, tweaking
Replies: 235
Views: 61409

Re: SiS530 @133MHz (GA-5SMM/Soyo 5SSM) setup, benching, tweaking

The HDD on my old Gigabyte G5-SMM set up finally gave up the ghost. I replaced it with an old WD 20GB HDD and put Windows 98se on it. After setting everything back up of course I tried the tweaks and then just went into Superpi. System now is Gigabyte GA5-SMM v1.2 (L2 disabled) K6-3+ @ 600MHz (4.5x1...
by Stedman5040
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: K6-2 "Server" Build Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 9050

Some other things to consider. 1. Whilst running a K6-2 cpu you would be better to run at a FSB where the onboard cache is enabled as the K6-2 has no (on cpu) L2 cache. 2. Disabling the onboard cache will also slow down memory access performance for the K6-2. I guess that the cache size for the P5S-...
by Stedman5040
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: SiS 530 chipset question re 133Mhz FSB
Replies: 30
Views: 15757

I think you should find the Gigabyte GA-5SMM just as good at 133 MHZ. I have found it to be rock stable at 133 providing the on board cache is disabled and running with a PCI video card. It has overclocking settings at 105, 112, 124/31,124/41, and 133/33. I have not tried the 133 settings with onboa...
by Stedman5040
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: SiS 530 chipset question re 133Mhz FSB
Replies: 30
Views: 15757

Eric, I think that you should be able to hard set your motherboard to 4.5x133 even though your manual does not give the settings. I have taken a look at the settings for the jumper block FS0,FS1,FS2, and SD and these seem to be similar to the jumper block on my GA5SMM board. So to give a setting of ...
by Stedman5040
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: fastest super socket 7 mainboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 19153

Using the MVP3 WPcredit tweaks supplied by Jim and others to the EP-MVP3-G2 board at 616Mhz (5.5x112) I got for Everest MR/MW/ML 347/182/197 Superpi (1M) 4m 32s Just a fraction shy of the score I got with the asus P5A running at the same speed. However not a bad score at all and maybe with some more...
by Stedman5040
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: fastest super socket 7 mainboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 19153

Not so sure that the Via chipset can be put down so easily against the Ali chipset. Put the Epox EP MVP3-G2 into the identical set up that the Asus P5A was in. For the cpu set at 5.5x100 I carried out the Everest bench and came out with MR/MW/ML 307/157/218 This was after setting wpcredit to activat...
by Stedman5040
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: How to get a FSB >100 on K6XV3+/66 BB+ board?
Replies: 7
Views: 5235

The K6xv3+ 66 revBB+ has settings given for six frequencies. Namely 66,75,83,95,97 and 100MHz. Has anyone tried the other ten possible settings to see what they give? if anything. Maybe some of the settings are mapped out to give overclocked fsb frequencies. Could be tried with an older unused cpu w...
by Stedman5040
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: How to get a FSB >100 on K6XV3+/66 BB+ board?
Replies: 7
Views: 5235

You might get that chip to 600MHz if you are lucky as the 400atz variant is not guaranteed to get you to 600. If not then 550MHz may be the best you get. As you are running linux I am not sure if there is a software overclocking program available to you as you will need this to get anything higher t...
by Stedman5040
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: How to get the MVP3G5 to run with more than 384 MB?!
Replies: 11
Views: 5766

Glad to here you got it working. If you don't want to push the fsb too much then you can use the 103fsb setting to get 618MHz. It will run as steady as a rock at that.

Stedman :wink:
by Stedman5040
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: How to get the MVP3G5 to run with more than 384 MB?!
Replies: 11
Views: 5766

Eric, I have some apacer sdram and it is fast. The stuff I have though is high density single sided 256 modules. However in my Socket 370 board they do 180fsb at cl3 and 170 at cl2. The board I have also has the 1/5 divider to keep the pci bus in check. Have you tried each ram stick individually in ...
by Stedman5040
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: fastest super socket 7 mainboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 19153

Peter, Did one quick test with Hotcpu last night with the board running at 100fsb. The cpu running at 600MHz. Without showing the details it managed 1113 pts. As I think Jim has shown in the past with Superpuppy 2 running the multiplier at 5.5 shows big gains in memory write figures on the ALI V chi...
by Stedman5040
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: fastest super socket 7 mainboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 19153

Peter, The strange thing is I haven't changed anything. Mind you I don't think that I did any superpi scores with the p5a before. I will run some hotcpu tests and see what I get. I think that I will also try a faster video card. I think you have p5a's? is that right? I have the 1.04, 1.05 and 1.06. ...
by Stedman5040
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: fastest super socket 7 mainboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 19153

Asus P5A

Just had to get the P5A out and redo some tests. Set up is as follows Asus P5A version 1.04 external cache on 512kb Cpu K6-III+ 500ANZ at 616 (112x5.5) Memory 512mb Hynix cl2 sdram at 2-2-2-6-8 Video Voodoo 3 agp Sound Hercules Muse Network PCI realtek HDD 20GB Maxtor Operating System Windows ME Str...
by Stedman5040
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: SiS 530 chipset question re 133Mhz FSB
Replies: 30
Views: 15757

I am writing this message from my computer running a K6-III+500 @ 600MHz (4.5x133). The board is a Gigabyte GA5SMM revision 1.2 with the aforementioned SIS530 chipset. It is running as steady as a rock. Just performed Superpi 1M and got 4min 51 secs. Everest home memory scores of Mem read 402 Mem wr...
by Stedman5040
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Epox MVP3G5 K6-3+ and Tillamook compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 4965

K6-2+

Eric, If K6-3+ are expensive then try for a K6-2+. These are usually a lot cheaper to buy and the performance hit is usually in the order of 5% for the same clock speed. A K6-2+ at 600MHz should perform about the same as a K6- III at 550MHz. All K6 plus cpu's I have reach 550 MHz at 2.0v and a lot o...

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