So does their BX offering fair against the competition? I suggest using memtest86 to test your ram, this program seems to catch almost all errors if you let it run all tests. Depends what the customer is doing whether it makes a detestable difference. If you buy branded ram, datasheets are usually available apacer has datasheets, crucial has their memory selector, and so on. Following cards are known to work well:

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That wasn’t usually the concern though, the concern is the motherboard. I don’t quite understand which MB modules will run.

What is the maximum amount of ram my board supports? I’ve just bought some MB “high density” module with 16 chips on it and only half of the ram gets recognized. Note that the term “high density” is technically wrong, because these modules consist of ram chips with the exact same density mbit per chip as those sold as “low density” which usually consist of ram chips organized as 16Mx8.

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But the manual states I need PC Dimms? The probablity for such errors is quite small, and unless you run a mission-critical machine abd.

If you run a server however, you probably want to use registered modules – typically you will use all ram slots in those systems, and just for the possibility it might be more stable you might want to spend the extra cash and pay the small performance hit.


Even MB is marginal, i440bz I’d try for From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Most people who are doing “a small upgrade for a customer” who’s customer is interested in saving pennies on an old p3 aren’t interested in trying to overclock their video card or memory, hence all the talk of trying to run a MHz fsb part on his motherboard, while valid and something I might try, really doesn’t help him at all.

According to the manual i can clock it MHz default and up to MHz overclocked Buffered modules are similar, but instead of registers, they contain buffers, the difference is that a register is clocked, and a buffer is not. If you want to use more than three double-sided modules, it is probably a good idea to use registered memory, because the “capacitive load” on the memory bus can get quite high, and you might experience stability problems.

What’s the difference between the i440BX and the i440ZX??

Expect more of the type 3 and probably 4 to show up in the future for sale. Wed Mar 28, 7: You can click their sspec code, it has a link to the CPU world page of the processor.

Originally posted by aka1nas: If you look inside the case, you will either see the processor sitting up in a slot, aka slot1, and look something like http: Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor.


Where can I find even more information about the bx chipset?

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You won’t be able to get mhz FSB without a lot of fiddling. Additionally, if you plan to buy MB modules, you might have no chance to find out if the ram chips are 32Mx4 or 16Mx8. I could be dreaming, but I was sure someone came out with such a board when the MHz coppermine P3s arrived and P4 was still a dog.

Another problem with BX is: I might have to have an old-school sale.

Thu Mar 22, 4: May 1, Posts: Thu Mar 22, 9: I ran both a PII and Celeron 1. Intel’s attempt at providing a CPU which had officially abd the MHz FSB bottleneck was received with a mixed response in terms of performance benefits.

If that happens, you’ll need one of those high-quality slockets, to change the reported-VID to something supported 1. I suggest using memtest86 to test your ram, this program seems u440bx catch almost all errors if you let it run all tests.

You can get it here: Wed Mar 21, 7: