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First post, by weldum

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Hello to everyone, I'm Leandro from Argentina.

I'm wondering what processor is better to upgrade one of my old pc's: Pentium 3 800 (133MHz FSB) vs Pentium 3 1000 (100MHz).
The two are Coppermine with 256kb L2 cache and socket 370.

The computer specs are:
Pentium 3 750MHz (100MHz FSB)
PCChips M756LMRE
256MB Kingston SDRam 133MHz
Integrated SiS 630

Both processors are compatible with the motherboard, but I don't know who is better.

Also, there are any slotkets that work with 440BX and P3 1GHz? I have a generic one that does'n get recognized in some chipsets.

Thanks.

Last edited by weldum on 2016-02-19, 05:36. Edited 1 time in total.

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386SX 25-C3 800-P3 900-Atom 1.6-C-D 2.13-P4 2.26-P4HT 3.0-P-DC 1.6-AFX 2.6-FX 3.3

Reply 1 of 5, by noshutdown

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neither cpu is too impressive, but i would go with 800eb if i were you.
the p3-1000 is supposed to be a bit faster on boards with intel chipsets. but sis630 is a slower chipset, so its expected to make 100fsb a more noticeable bottleneck, and put the 1ghz at disadvantage.

Reply 2 of 5, by weldum

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Wow, never expected to get an answer so fast.

So, the 800EB is a little bit faster. Thanks for the answer.

Also, I have a slotket but I don't know what brand or model it is. I want to put the P3 1GHz in a 440BX motherboard. Is a BCM QS440BX with Slot 1. Can be done?

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386SX 25-C3 800-P3 900-Atom 1.6-C-D 2.13-P4 2.26-P4HT 3.0-P-DC 1.6-AFX 2.6-FX 3.3

Reply 3 of 5, by weldum

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Well, i've changed the processor and, nothing. Windows doesn't start. I guess I have to reinstall Windows, because Memtest86 and Damn Small Linux are running fine.

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386SX 25-C3 800-P3 900-Atom 1.6-C-D 2.13-P4 2.26-P4HT 3.0-P-DC 1.6-AFX 2.6-FX 3.3

Reply 5 of 5, by weldum

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The 800EB doesn't work very well in the PCChips, in Windows there are random lockups and bluescreens, and Linux runs really slow.
The 1000 with the slotket doesn't work either, sometimes the pc doesn't boot at all.

Also, i've tested the 1000 at 133 but can't change the multiplier, so the computer doesn't boot. Same thing happens when put the 800EB at asynchronous memory (133/100).

So I left the computers with their original processors.

Thanks anyway.

Ohh, the humanity 😢
386SX 25-C3 800-P3 900-Atom 1.6-C-D 2.13-P4 2.26-P4HT 3.0-P-DC 1.6-AFX 2.6-FX 3.3