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-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2000-08-09
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 In our previous review of the Intel 700e, we managed to get 1001 Mhz using a BX based motherboard (Abit BE6.2).  We have since taken that out and replaced it with a VIA based board, the Asus P3V4X. Can the VIA based board take the 700e any higher? Or are the rumors of the infamous ICS clock gen overheating true? We'll find out...




That rectangular chip is the clock generator

   What I am pointing at above is the clock generator. This is what controls the bus speeds on the Asus P3V4X.  From what some people have said, the older P3V4Xs came with the ICS chip, which provided 32 bus speed settings, while the newer boards came with the Winbond chip which only have 16.

   It has also been noted that the ICS chips run hotter than the Winbond, thus causing instability.  So with that in mind, I hypothesize that maybe that can cause instability at higher bus speeds (133+).

   Now with the P3V4X, I have to say that it didn't provide stability like it did on the Abit BE6.2 at higher bus speeds.  I was only able to achieve 980Mhz (140FSB):

Not too shabby...   

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