P90 Intel Overdrive Upgrade?

DoctorWu

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I have an old IBM P330. Model #6576-45F with a P90. It has a slot 5, 320 pin, 3.3v. Will it run a Intel Overdrive MMX either 166 or 200? If not, what is the best alternative short of a new motherboard.

Intel's site says check with IBM for this model. IBM says it should work. I am looking for more assurances.

Also what is a good price to pay for the Overdrive? I have seen the 166 MMX for $45.

Thanks in advance!

Wu

 

Assimilator1

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>>>If not, what is the best alternative short of a new motherboard<<<

A new PC?;) hehe ,seriously though a Pentium 200 classic should work on that.Check with IBM though
 

DoctorWu

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Actually this is a second PC in the house. It is for my 11 year-old. I have an AMD K6-300 which still gets the job done.

Can you tell me where I might find a Pentium 200 Classic?

 

Sukhoi

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A Pentium Classic 200 isn't socket 5 though is it? I thought most 166 MHz and above Pentiums were socket 7. You might want to either try that P166 MMX overdrive, or see if a P133 will work in that motherboard. I know my socket 5 board supports anything from a P90 to a P133.
 

veryape

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I have an over drive i'll sell to you for $25.00. Only used it for 6 months before getting a new computer. Also have a voodoo 2 100pci,a 28.8 supraexpress moden,soundblaster16 soundcard. Basically i have everything except the floppyand cd rom from my old Gateway.Its an old at case. If anyone is interestedcin any pof this stuff just post here and i'll e-mail you or vice versa.
 

Assimilator1

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Sukhoi

You could be right their!:eek: ,doh! ,well I did say check 1st trhough didn't I?;)

For the record though ,if it were me trying to buy a Pentium 200 I would get 1 2nd hand from the weekly PC mag I get here in the UK.
They usually go for about £30-35 ,actaully I have 1 for sale here.......
 

Cyberian

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DoctorWu

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Thanks for the tips so far.

I talked to IBM tech the other day and gave them the model and serial number. They said the machine will work with the 166 Overdrive but gave me the part number P54CT. This must be the IBM part number because it doesn't match any Intel numbers.

Seems the going price for a 166 MMX Overdrive is around $29. Any suggested sources?

I saw that the one posted uptopic for $15 already has taker!

 


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