First post, by Synaps3
So I've had a Pentium III system for a while running a Tualatin 1.4 GHz with socket adapter. My mobo is an ASUS and supports overclocking.
I read in a few places that people have clocked these up to 1.8 GHz (with raising the voltage a bit). It has half the cache though (256K instead of 512K). How much of a difference do you think this makes? The bus speed on this one is 100 MHz, so it can easily go to 133 MHz without overclocking the system.
It's only $30, so I'm thinking about trying it for fun, but if you think the cache difference would make it slow enough that I wouldn't actually see an increase in performance, the maybe it's not worth it.
I know some people might say to just get a faster system, but maxing out old systems is something I find fun. Currently I am able to run Oblivion and Skyrim although super laggy and unstable in some places, but indoors it's perfect. I use it as my main vintage interface comp; meaning it's got a 5.25", 3.5", ZIP250, DVD burner, SD card reader, CF reader, etc. Amazingly everything except the mobo in it was built from scrap parts, but it works great.
BOARD | RAM | CPU | GPU
ASUS CUV4X-D | 2GB | 2 x PIII Tualatin ~1.5 GHz | Radeon HD 4650
DELL DIMENSION XPS 466V | 64MB | AMD 5x86 133MHz | Number Nine Ticket to Ride
Sergey Kiselev's Micro8088 10MHz | 640KB | Trident VGA