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Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-04 @ 22:29

After years searching this specific hardware, I finally got an ASUS CUV4X-DLS Dual s370 socket , 2x Lin-Lin adapters , 2 x PIII-S 1.4GHz Tualatin and 2 x Aftermarket Heatsinks, all at 50 Euros!

The Rig for testing has:

ASUS CUV4X-DLS (Dual socket s370, Ethernet , SCSI adapter)
2 x Pentium III-S 1.4GHz Tualatin (1400/512/134)
1GB RAM (4 x 256MB PC133)
ATI X1650PRO 256 MB DDR3
Creative Audigy

Windows 7 32bit

Waiting for 2GB RAM (4x512MB PC133) , an PCI to SATA adapter to connect an 120GB SSD, 2 x Waterblocks to watercool the CPU's and a new windowed case.

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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-04 @ 22:37

Windows 7 32bit

2 x Pentium III-S 1.4GHz @ 1.625GHz (Lin-Lin adapters voltage 1.6v )

1GB RAM

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SPi1M @ 1.625GHz

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Windows XP Home (SMP not supported)

SPi1M

PIII-S @ 1.625GHz, Memory @ 155MHz 2-2-2-6

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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-2-04 @ 22:45

Nice motherboard. It support Win95b, NT-4.0 and Win98 too.
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-04 @ 22:49

Its very fast even with Windows 7 32bit.

I think with 2GB RAM and with SSD it will be rocket!
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby chinny22 » 2019-2-05 @ 11:43

P3 with Win7? I'm still running WinXP on Socket 775. LOL!
I get what your trying to do though, Will be an interesting build indeed
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby eisapc » 2019-2-07 @ 10:26

Obijuan1983 wrote:Windows XP Home (SMP not supported)

Why dont you install Pro with SMP support? I cant remember installing the Home edition anywhere.
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-07 @ 21:46

2 x Pentium III-S 1.4 @ 1.68GHz ( Full Stable )

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And for comparison

2 x Pentium III EB 1.0GHz @ 1.2GHz

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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby luckybob » 2019-2-07 @ 22:09

I always encourage dual cpu builds. Don't be shy, just pirate the proper operating system.

One of these days I'm going to have to educate the masses to the REAL ultimate.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby looking4awayout » 2019-2-08 @ 10:10

Being an overclocked Pentium III-S user, I'm quite interested in your system. Did you need to mod your BIOS in order to support the Tualatins on your motherboard? In my case I have a native Tualatin motherboard, a QDI Advance 10T, running a pin modded CPU I bought from the renown South Korean ebayer. I managed to raise the FSB through software (CPUFSB, as there's no way to do it through BIOS) up to 147MHz and runs stable, but if I go beyond I start getting BSODs and random freezes. I mostly would be interested in the CUV4X if it lets me use the Tualatin without having to tamper with the BIOS and if it lets me overclock straight from it, rather than using CPUFSB in Windows. The graphics card I use in my case is an overclocked ATI Radeon X1950 Pro, works like a charm, the entire system is very fast and snappy. In my case I run my RAM (x3 Infineon PC133 CL2 sticks) at CAS2 Turbo mode.

I highly recommend you to put an X1950 Pro on that system, overclock the card to the maximum stable limit, and you'll get quite a speed demon. :cool:
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-08 @ 14:34

At the ASUS CUV4X-DLS I use 2 x Pentium III-S 1.4GHz Tualatin with 2 x Lin-Lin adapters.I didn't modded the Bios and I can overclock them until 1.74GHz (10.5x166FSB ) at 1.675v with the voltage selection (with jumpers of the Lin-Lin adapters). The max FSB of the motherboard is 166MHz.
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby looking4awayout » 2019-2-08 @ 17:55

Interesting... Does the BIOS let you change the FSB? Mine doesn't, forcing me to use CPUFSB in Windows.
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-08 @ 22:12

Yes you can adjust FSB via Bios settings.

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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby looking4awayout » 2019-2-08 @ 22:14

That is very cool, thanks! I will consider it as a future upgrade for my RDD.
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-08 @ 22:37

I hope you are lucky like me to find one in a good price...they are very rare and expensive...
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby looking4awayout » 2019-2-08 @ 23:08

Honestly I'd be happy to get even a single CPU one, as I've reached outstanding performance with the current motherboard I have. By the way, what kind of RAM are you using? I have Infineon CL2 modules in my build, but they are stable only up to 147MHz and then they crap out.
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-09 @ 00:10

For Benches I have 1x128MB PC133 cl2 reaching 166+MHz 2-2-2-5

For Windows 7 32bit 1GB RAM , 4x256MB PC133 CL3 Reaching 166+MHz 3-3-3-6

I will upgrade to 2GB RAM 4x512MB PC133 CL3 soon
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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-09 @ 15:22

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2 x Pentium III-S 1.4GHz @ 1.725GHz

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2 x Pentium III-S @ 1.68GHz

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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Obijuan1983 » 2019-2-11 @ 20:39

Today I started to build the rig in the modded case I had.

Its a Lian-Li PC60, painted black inside and added a side window.

I also did a cable modding to hide the 24pin ATX cable and power button.

Waiting for the PCI to SATA adapter to add the SSD and 2 GB RAM (4x512MB PC 133)

Next step is to watercool the dual PIII-S...

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Re: Ultimate Dual PIII-S Rig

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-2-11 @ 20:56

I would put Win98es on it for gaming if it supports dual cpu’s ?
If not I would use Win2000 Pro.
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