Pentium III 500e @ 667 MHz
AX34 Pro II
128 MB Micron PC100 Cas2 SDRAM
Digital 27 GB ATA66
board 3D Surround (AC97 Codec)
Multimedia Outrageous GeForce2 GTS
/ VIA Drivers||
nVidia 6.31 final release
III Arena v1.25
3DMark 2000 v1.1., ZD CPUmark 99, Sisoft Sandra 2001
I've tested my Celeron
II 566 at 850 MHz against this Pentium III on a few different boards and it
always ended up the loser. That's why I decided to do this review with the
Pentium III 500e at 667 MHz. Obviously, you can find a faster Pentium III
to overclock for very cheap seeing that I paid over $250 USD for this very
processor when they were first released in Christmas of 1999. A Pentium III
700e would make a very good combination with this motherboard I think.
This board features the
Apollo Pro chipset which has independent memory timings as one of its features.
The memory on this board was set to 133 MHz in order to maximize the performance
of the system. Unfortunately I couldn't get my memory to work in "turbo"
mode at 133 MHz and had to settle for the "normal" setting. I also
couldn't get this memory to work at CAS2 at this high of a speed. This will
come into the picture a little later on.
Make sure you take note
in the BIOS setup since setting the CPU FSB to 133 MHz won't automatically
set your memory to 133 MHz. You will be looking for a memory speed adjustment
that allows you to select PCI Speed x 4 to reach 133 MHz with the memory.