First post, by waterbeesje
One of my systems has an Asus P3B-F motherboard, v1.03 and latest bios from the Asus website. I'm assuming to get maximum performance out of this board.
Currently it is running 512MB PC133 Ram and a 933MHz P3 CPU (133MHz FSB on a BX 😁 )
Some PCI cards sound blaster live, Lan, usb2, some phone modem)
The one thing holding back performance is the Diamond V770 TNT 2. It's father than any GF2MX I have, but I think is still bottlenecking.
In my stuff I have some other graphics cards;
GF Ti 4200
GF Ti 4600
GF Ti 4800
Some GF4 Mx cards
ATI 9800 (with molex connector for power)
All but the mx's and 4200 are untested, but I'd like to go with the 4800 if it works.
Would my board support the needed current? Or would the board melt?
Does the 4800 still support AGP 2x?
If the 4800 is out of the question, what would be my best aim?
Also: I'm running a P3-933 coppermine now. It's stuck on a random nameless slotket without vrm. Vcore is 1.70v now.
In my stuff there is a tualeron 1300, which would be a little faster (but require 1.5v).
I read somewhere the tualatin works with rev 1.05 of the board and a modified bios.
Would rev 1.03 of the board support the 1.5v needed?
If so: Where can I find an updated version of the bios too support tualeron?
I may get either a p3-1000 coppermine or p3-1400 tualatin eventually...
Do you have some more opinions on maxing out the P3B-F?
Stuck at 10MHz...