Socket 370 introduces an amazing possibility.
Socket 370 is, generally disliked. People are annoyed at intel for playing with the standards, trying to push the celeron down, away from the p2. Ironic how in the near future that could be a fatal blow to P2 sales. The "flaw" of the celeron is, of course, it's L2 cache, or the low amount of it. And yet it's still comparible to the P2 because it runs at full speed instead of half speed as in the p2. But what if you could increase the amount? Enter 370 to Socket 1 converters (slockets). If company's would start putting more cache on the converter....there would be no market for p2.
Can they do that...I imagen..time will tell. Although I'm sure anyone that did would be in intels bad books...so I don't see any mobo makers doing this, and I belive they're the ones currentrly makeing most of the slockets. Intel would of course have to react to this...and once again, we'd all get pissed off.
This idea is not my own..I got it reading this page
sorry, I don't know how to make a link in the topic.
[This message has been edited by seti (edited 02-08-99).]
For those who have problem typing url or clicking right mouse button.
Yes, but WHY? (Unless you already have an old slot 1 mobo)
I just built a 300A retail (SL35Q) Socket 370 on an Abit BM6 (great board, but "crappy" name!).
I'm getting 473Mhz at 2.0 volts.
Cheep to buy too; about $70 to $80 for CPU and $100 to $110 for MOBO.
In other words, as good or better than slot one SL32A (no longer available) on Abit BH6.
Get one while you can! Sooner or later others will figure it out!
How are you cooling the 370?
What kind of temp @470mhz?
A Pentium pro fan fits exactly if you can find any.
You can use a regular socket 7 fan without any problem though.
Intel sends a fan that is almost exactly the same as a Ppro fan with the retail version.
Not attached like AMDs, just in the same box.
Oh, and the 366 works fine at 458 with 1.9v.
The board I have has no volts adjustment so I have to order a slot adapter to try the chip in a couple other boards to see where she will go.
[This message has been edited by bighammer (edited 02-10-99).]
you could try computernerd...
don't know how long it would take to come back to you though....
if you call in to order, call later at night...almost impossible to get through during the day time...
anybody else have success with socket 370? how bout with the other s-spec...sl36a?
The real benefit of the ppga (socket 370) celerons is that if you buy two, as well as socket 370-slot1 adapters, you can modify them with a simple soldering procedure to run on a dual motherboard. This was once the main differentiator between the Celeron and PII CPUs. The PIIs had SMP (Symetric Multiprocessing) enabled, and the Celerons had it disabled. This was so anyone who wanted to make a Quake server, or just a kick *** workstation would be forced to fork over the dough and buy a true PII. Now, with the advent of the ppga to slot1 converters, you can buy one with the modifications already made for $15-$20 and 2 nice cheap ppga celeron 400s for $140 each, and you have an awesome dual-cpu server/workstation, for about $800 less than you would pay for PII 400s. This has been done already folks, and with the proliferation of multithread OSes (Linux, Win 2000, BeOS) why not get the most performance you can from your system? Even Quake III:Arena is going to be multithreaded, so get yourself a couple of ppga celerons, or better yet, wait and just get one. When you need to squeeze more power out of your 6-month-old-out-of-date computer, just pop the second celeron in and re-install your os, and tada!, you have yourself a lean, mean, multithreading machine. This is where power computing is going, so why not take advantage of the amazing bargain the new ppga Celferons represent?
Here are a few links for your enjoyment:
http://www.cpu-central.com/main.html#more dual celeron
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