[mythtv-users] Out of spec FSB speeds for a P3?

Piers Kittel mythtv at biased.org
Thu Dec 15 20:53:49 EST 2005

Hello all,

Have come across a GA-6BXE Slot 1 motherboard from someone and a Slot 1 
P3 666MHz at 133MHz FSB from someone else, and I want to use those 2 in 
a frontend.  Have found that the Slot 1 motherboard only does 66/100MHz 
FSB and will support a maximum of a P3 650MHz at 100MHz FSB.  I thought 
I could use the 650MHz setting but I just realised 650MHz at 100MHz FSB 
is a 6.5 multipiler setting, while 666MHz at 133MHz FSB is a 5 
multipiler setting - of course this might be due to my being outdated on 
multipilers (not played with them for years) or being tired, but is it 
safe to run the 666MHz/133MHz FSB processor at 650MHz/100MHz FSB at a 
higher multipiler?  Or is it best to run the processor at 500MHz/100MHz 
FSB at 5 multipiler setting?

Thanks very much for your help in advance!

Regards - Piers

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