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First post, by PcBytes

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So I'm planning on buying a BX board (Lucky Star 6ABX2V) and remembered that I bought a Pentium III 450MHz a while back and had no use for it.

What do you think? How is the performance between these two? Is there a noticeable difference in Windows 9x games (and DOS as well) between the two?

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Reply 4 of 16, by The Serpent Rider

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How is the performance between these two?

Almost the same as PII 450. You might as well go with overclocked Mendocino Celeron.

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Reply 5 of 16, by appiah4

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Depends on your graphics card; the PIII 450 will net you much, much better results out of anything from a Voodoo 2 onwards.

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Reply 6 of 16, by The Serpent Rider

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the PIII 450 will net you much, much better results

25% in best case scenario.

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Reply 7 of 16, by appiah4

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The Serpent Rider wrote:

the PIII 450 will net you much, much better results

25% in best case scenario.

25% is not an insignificant jump.

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Reply 8 of 16, by Errius

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Personally I would go for the Pentium II 350 MHz because it was what my own machine had back in those days. It ran all of my favorite games just fine.

If you want moar power then install a 1.4 GHz Tualatin Celeron.

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Reply 9 of 16, by PcBytes

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appiah4 wrote:

Depends on your graphics card; the PIII 450 will net you much, much better results out of anything from a Voodoo 2 onwards.

nVidia TNT2 M64 32MB is what I want to use. I do have a GF2 MX400 64MB as a alternate option, but I think that would be too much.

I'll probably go with the Pentium III 450MHz in the end, just to have enough performance for games. OS is going to be Windows 98 SE.

Main: i5-3470, 16GB RAM DDR3, Gigabyte B75M-D3H
G.T.2: P2 266MHz, 256MB SDR, Zida/Tomato 6DLX "LX98-AT"
Shaman: P3 650MHz, 384MB RAM, Soyo SY-6BA+ IV

Reply 10 of 16, by PARKE

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The above made me curious and the P3B-F here needed a spin anyway. So here is one answer:

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Reply 11 of 16, by Fusion

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Depending on your board, you can overclock the P3 to around 560, maybe more.

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Reply 12 of 16, by PcBytes

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Fusion wrote:

Depending on your board, you can overclock the P3 to around 560, maybe more.

Shouldn't it overclock well past the 600MHz barrier?

Main: i5-3470, 16GB RAM DDR3, Gigabyte B75M-D3H
G.T.2: P2 266MHz, 256MB SDR, Zida/Tomato 6DLX "LX98-AT"
Shaman: P3 650MHz, 384MB RAM, Soyo SY-6BA+ IV

Reply 13 of 16, by Cyrix200+

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PcBytes wrote:
Fusion wrote:

Depending on your board, you can overclock the P3 to around 560, maybe more.

Shouldn't it overclock well past the 600MHz barrier?

I don't think so, and at 600MHz it's already running at a 133MHz FSB.

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Reply 15 of 16, by PcBytes

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^nvm on the 6ABX2V, couldn't catch it fast enough and got sold.

Found a Jetway J-7BXAN though, and this one has DIP switches.

Might be able to push it to 133 I guess.

Main: i5-3470, 16GB RAM DDR3, Gigabyte B75M-D3H
G.T.2: P2 266MHz, 256MB SDR, Zida/Tomato 6DLX "LX98-AT"
Shaman: P3 650MHz, 384MB RAM, Soyo SY-6BA+ IV