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P4B266 and P4 533mhz processors

Budman

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It doesnt officialy support 533 cpu BUT it will run them just fine. I had a p4b266-c with a 1.6 @ 2.1 a while back & it ran fine at 533.

 

THUGSROOK

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i had a p4b266 running a 1.6a @ 180fsb in its day ~ a 533 B chip will run just fine.
 

Challenger

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I know that the board will run these chips fine, I want to know if anybody has used this combo to overclock ;)
 

THUGSROOK

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essentially A chips and B chips are the same.

the p4b266 does have a few quirks to live with tho....
cas settings do not work past 290ddr~
agp lock is strangely called "turbo mode"~
3:4 memory ratio doesnt work past 132fsb, but there is a trick to get around that~

besides that, yes it is a good overclocking board :)

if youre looking for a better cheap 845 alternative, i would suggest a Asus P4B533 or a Abit BH7.

HTH :)
 

Challenger

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I have a P4b266 and a P4 2.4b that was bought from a trader that said it would do 3.1ghz at default and no matter how much voltage I throw at it it won't go past 2779mhz in my P4G8X. I know it's not the RAM, I have it in my P4P800 right now doing 400mhz @2.5-3-3-7 no problem ;) I think I will try the chip in the P4B266 and see what I get there.
 

THUGSROOK

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hmmm interesting.
well, i know for a fact that perticular p4g8x can run 197fsb w/o any problems ;)

keep us informed of your outcome :D
 

oldfart

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Originally posted by: THUGSROOK
essentially A chips and B chips are the same.

the p4b266 does have a few quirks to live with tho....
cas settings do not work past 290ddr~
agp lock is strangely called "turbo mode"~
3:4 memory ratio doesnt work past 132fsb, but there is a trick to get around that~

besides that, yes it is a good overclocking board :)

if youre looking for a better cheap 845 alternative, i would suggest a Asus P4B533 or a Abit BH7.

HTH :)
You forgot about USB ports not working when overclocked. ;) It had its fair share of quirks.

 

Challenger

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That's why I had to use the plug in USB module and not the built in ports :light: Ill keep ya informed. I'm pretty sure I got a chip that was not what it was advertised as;)
 

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