[HARDWARE] Cheap hardware

Phillip Chambers pj.technology at virgin.net
Sun Sep 27 01:50:31 EDT 1998

You can't change the multiplier because it is locked by Intel - there's no
way around it (I know of!). Changing the FSB speed is the thing to do - as
long as it's cool there's no problems.


-----Original Message-----
From: Marcus Westermark <Marcus.Westermark at egger.com>
To: hardware at lists.distributed.net <hardware at lists.distributed.net>
Date: 25 September 1998 16:20
Subject: RE: [HARDWARE] Cheap hardware

>Question regarding over-clocking:
>I'm running a 233 PII on an ASUS P2L97 main board (with an AGP card).
>It does not seem to accept over clocking of the processor (multiplier
>I have now tried to increase the bus: first to 75 and now to 83MHz.
>Everything seems to work fine and the processor is still not getting very
>Anything to look out for??
>Marcus Westermark
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-hardware at lists.distributed.net
>[mailto:owner-hardware at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of Greg Hewgill
>Sent: 24. syyskuuta 1998 6:45
>To: hardware at lists.distributed.net
>Subject: Re: [HARDWARE] Cheap hardware
>Wow, thanks for all the great responses! I knew I should have asked here
>before I spent money. Oh well. :)
>* The overwhelming opinion is to use the ABIT BH6 motherboard. That's $101
>instead of $95 and was my second choice anyway.
>* Sounds like I should go for the Celeron 266 instead of the 300, as the
>has a hardwired 4.5 multiplier. We'll see if this one can do 4.5 x 100.
>* I was going to pick up a CPU fan somewhere, but the 266 with fan and 3yr
>warranty is $86 vs $80 without the fan or warranty (looks like the price
>dropped at mwave.com today). The 266 is sounding like a better deal. I am
>willing to forego any performance improvement with the 300a/333 on the
>of price (300a is twice the price of a 266).
>* I may have screwed up the network card choice. I had read the specs on
>Kingston card and it didn't seem to imply that it needed a boot-time
>to kick it into NE2000 mode. Oh well, I can use a spare one until I get a
>permanent one. The Netgear FA310TX card is $29.
>* I'm going to pick up a case locally, at $59 it's cheaper than
>(cases cost $20 to ship UPS ground). The local computer shop sells just
>power supplies for $59 too, so it's worth it to get a case instead.
>* Somehow I missed the floppy drive. I was sure I clicked on it. Oh well,
>I'll get one locally.
>* Although intriguing, I don't really want to go the floppy-only or Netware
>route because I may want to use these machines for more than RC5. Mersenne
>primes need two 1MB+ save files which rules out floppies, and future
>projects may not all have DOS clients which rules out Netware.
>* I'm pretty sure I won't need video cards for each machine. Under Linux,
>long as you have the network working there's no difference between telnet
>and the local console. :)
>Okay, here's version 2 (I haven't bought this yet <g>) - without the video
>card because I will already have one.
>ABIT BH6 ... $101
>Celeron 266 w/fan ... $86
>32MB PC100 ... $37.50 (price went down!)
>Netgear FA310TX ... $29
>TEAC 1.44 ... $19
>Case ... $59
>Misc cables ... $10
>Total ... $341.50
>One question - I can use a PCI video card in an AGP motherboard, right? Of
>course, the Trident 9750 AGP is just $25 anyway, so it's not like that is a
>Greg Hewgill
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