Paadam wrote on 2020-12-14, 20:47:
Just buy some nice BX motherboard (like Asus P3B-F, P2B later revisions, similar ones from Abit, Gigabyte etc) and modify a slocket to use Tualatin, will run nicely at 133MHz FSB too, only thing is that AGP will be at 89 MHz which is no problem on 99% nVidia cards and 3DFx cards. Most ATI cards do not like that though.
This. You need a motherboard with a VRM conforming to the newer guidelines, able to supply voltages < 1.8V though. Making sure you're getting one of those involves some research.
The slotket mod is kind of simple. If you get a slotket with selection jumpers for voltages < 1.8V, all you need to do is to remove three pins and reroute the connection for a fourth one. I like the later revisions of the MSI MS-6905, but there are of course other great alternatives too. A couple of years ago, Ebay was basically flooded by those NIB, guess someone found a few pallets of them or something. Perhaps there are still some left for sale?
Managed to run the GF Ti4200 in my Tualeron 1400 rig at 100MHz AGP for months without even noticing, set the AGP divider to 1/1 by mistake 😁 No problems whatsoever. My statistical basis might not be the best, just a few cards, but it's my impression too that early Nvidia cards generally works very well on OCed AGP.