Reply 21620 of 22129, by BitWrangler
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-05-02, 10:04:
Tested a "crappy" Mendocino CPU I had laying around for some time.
Turns out, it's not as worthless as I thought. It's the king of the Mendocinos. 8x66MHz.
Is it a good overclocker or why pay people up to 20 bucks for this?
It might be the fastest some 440LX boards will take, stuck into a slotket. (Depending on whether there were beta bioses or hacks to take coppermine celerons or not)
However, ppl with a 440BX would be looking for a 366, because they are all multiplier locked, so PII-eater high bus speeds of 100 plus exceed the capabilities of the core/process on higher multipliers. You might be able to run this one at 75 Mhz, but unless it's a golden ticket 83Mhz is unlikely. They don't look so great at 66 compared to a PII because of the lower cache capacity, but because it's full speed cache, synchronous with the core, where the PII is not, those are off core at various dividers, when the bus speeds are increased it catches up with the PIIs.
Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.