Im benching the P4B system now, the Willamette is total junk 😁. I had forgot just how slow they are.
A P4 1.7 with 133 MHz SDR memory is slow, at 2000 MHz with the memory at 118 MHz its even slower. A P4 1.9 @ 2.2 with the memory at 116 MHz just barely beats the P4 1.7 with the memory at 133MHz.
The latest non beta BIOS would not let me run the memory with 3:4 FSB:Memory ratio other than at 100 MHz FSB but I found a beta BIOS with more options... At 2200 MHz with the memory at 155 MHz the P4 Willamette 1.9 is still much slower than the Tualatin at 1575 Mhz. It is in fact so much slower that I dare say when it comes to gaming not even a cherry picked and watercooled P4 Willamette 2.0 @ 2.5 with SDR memory at 166 Mhz would come close to the Tualatin @ 1575 with SDR memory at 150 MHz. With the i850 chipset and RDRAM the results would of course be somewhat different.
Im not even going to bother to find a better CPU than this P4 1.9 although Im sure I have a few Willamettes 2.0 somewhere, at least this CPU only needs 1.8V for 2.2 GHz. I have also tried 3x P4 1.7 and a P4 1.6, all of them needed 2.0 - 2.1V to be stable at 2.2 Ghz.
I have also found an irritating issue with my Asus P4B, the socket "pins" dosnt make very good contact with the CPU pins so if I happen to touch the heatsink I often have to reseat the CPU.
New PC: i9 12900K @5GHz all cores @1.2v. MSI PRO Z690-A. 32GB DDR4 3600 CL14. 3070Ti.
Old PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6GHz, EVGA SR-2, 48GB DDR3R@2000MHz, Intel X25-M. GTX 980ti.
Older PC: K6-3+ 400@600MHz, PC-Chips M577, 256MB SDRAM, AWE64, Voodoo Banshee.