Poll: 89Mhz AGP bus success/failure...

HigherGround

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Well, since BX133 became a real viable options for many users (allowed by both better PC133 memory and improvements to PIII CPUs (via the new stepping)), I decided to conduct a public poll that would help users of this board, who are either considering BX133 or running BX133, but are thinking about a possible video card upgrade with their selection(s). So with that in mind please post your success or failure result in the following format:

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SUCCESS/FAILURE
Video Card (Chipset)
Comments: (i.e. if it wasn't stable from the getgo what did You have to do to get it stable)
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Please, if the system failed to dance at 89Mhz (133FSB), but You are not 100% sure that it was the video card's fault DO NOT POST IT HERE. If I get more than 10 responses to this thread I will try to tally up the results by maker and chipset in the original post.

I'll start...

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SUCCESS
Hercules 3D Prophet DDR (NV10 DDR)
Stable from day one at 89Mhz AGP (max stable tested and passed - 92Mhz). Tested on SOYO 6BA+IV and MSI BX Master.
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SUCCESS
3dfx Voodoo3 2000 (V3)
Stable from day one at 89Mhz AGP (did not test any higher). Tested on SOYO 6BA +IV.
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Soon will test CLA2 on BX Master, when it gets here from Anaheim :)
 

GT1999

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Oct 10, 1999
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I have mixed results for you, but here you go:

Abit BF6 Motherboard
Creative Labs TNT2 Ultra 32MB - 89MHz AGP with "Default" selected in BIOS
-FAIL-

Abit BF6 Motherboard
Creative Labs TNT2 Ultra 32MB - 89MHz AGP with "Normal" selected in BIOS
-PASS-

 

Vegito

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Oct 16, 1999
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As above

Retail
CL TNT2 Ultra 89MHz 32MB - Solid like a rock..

Matrox G400 DH 89MHz 32MB - Solid like a rock... like a rock - OEM

ABIT BX6 R2
Tekram P6 Dual

BTW, I only have Micron 7.5 CAS3 memory, not CAS2

 

vec

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Oct 12, 1999
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SUCCESS
Creative Labs Annhilator GF2 32MB
Stable at 89Mhz AGP once I did a complete re-install of Win98se. Earlier instability due to lingering drivers. Using on Asus P3B-F v1.04
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SUCCESS
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (V3)
Stable from day one at 89Mhz AGP. Used on Asus P3B-F v1.04
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eelw

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Dec 4, 1999
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V3 3000, AGP 89MHz, Asus BE2, works, but with artifacts

Runs without problems at 82MHz
 

apoppin

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PASS
Rage Fury 32 (P3 600E@800Mhz/Abit BX6-r.2/128MB Crucial CAS 2 PC133)
Works fine at 133 FSB. Became unstable at 138FSB.

PASS
Asus V6600 GeForce 256 32MB (Same system as above).
Stable at 133 & 138 FSB.

(Comments: After owning the Rage Fury for over a year, I was a little surprised to see the ATI card holding its own against the GeForce. The GeForce IS better but not overwhelmingly so.)
 

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