Best Cel II? Dabs.com 533/566 or 633/667
Firstly hooray for anyone in the UK www.dabs.com are selling the Cel II!!
Now my second question - which one to get as I'm spoiled for choice (inc shipping)
Celeron 533A - £88.12 ~ $139
Celeron 566 - £96.35 ~ $152
Celeron 633 - £146.87 ~ $232
Celeron 667 - £163.32 ~ $258
Obviously these are going to be overclocked like crazy so what's my best bet. I've read reviews of the 633@1ghz which seems very appealing but I'm wondering is the extra 100 dollars worth it as I've no idea how good Intel's yields are for the Celeron. I'm thinking that the 533 or the 566 is the safer option in which case what's better because of only £8 /$13 difference?
Has anyone got the 533 running way above 100mhz. I'm thinking maybe 124/133. I thin kit was Oblivion trying for 133 but I can't remember if he succeeded. (Air cooling only - no peltiers)
Cel2's are all going to top out around 1 ghz. There's one guy on the overclockers.com database that claims over 1100 mhz, but I question it's validity. The 566 is definitely the way to go, It's overclocking as good as anything at the moment. I'm not even sure the 633's and 667's are in stock yet? Pricewatch doesn't have any listed right now. There are no entries in the CPU Database, so I dunno, I'd assume they'll hit around 1 ghz, but no guarantees. The 566's will not hit 124, but 112 might be a good bet, along with anything under that.
I thought dabs was on a large backorder, in another one of my posts, a guy in the UK said they were on a week's wait? I'm not sure..call before you order.
I'm thinking that the 533/566 are the way to go but I'm favoring the 533 because if I can hit 124/133 I obviosly have much better memory bandwith. The 633/667 are a bit pricey methinks.
I'll be dropiing from a 142 FSB although at these lower bus speeds I'll be able to use CAS2 again.
Edit I dont mind waiting a week for the processor. I think its worth it.
On another note does anyone know a cheap place to buy either Alpha PEP66 or a Golden Orb or a Tennmaxx Super7 in the UK. The only place I found selling the orb in UK was powerleap but there prices are ludicrous (£20 + £5 delivery). I think I might be buying from 2 cooltek even though shipping is $9.
Again any input greatly appreciated
[This message has been edited by Virtual Infinity (edited 05-16-2000).]
Is any one using a VIA board with the +33mhz setting. I would be interested to see some benchmarks esp with latest improvements in bandwidth.
The safest and best bet is always governed by the "Wait and See" attitude. Sometimes the best overclockers are from the first batch, ie the Cel 366. Who knows, flip a coin or PIII into the wind...
Then again, there's always Athlon and DDR...
Isnt reaching 124/133 a little too high for celeron2? I have seen one go up to 124, but the majority of them probably go up to 105/110. My 533A is stable at 840 @ 1.7V. I cant even post on 110.
My ex 533a did 880 920 and 960
I say the 533a
Oblivion - how stable was 960 and what method of cooling did you use. I know you posted earlier but I can't remember the details.
Has anyone used the panaflo orb with the Cel II and devised a clever way to hold it to the processor? Just wondering if this might be better than the golden orb.
I have just received a Golden Orb that I ordered from 2cooltek.com it only took a couple of days to arrive, well impressed with the service, plus it was only $20 including shipping.
All, I need now is a Celeron 566 to use it on. I have a Peltier Cooler on my K6-3 400 at the mo, so I shall save the Golden Orb for my Celery II.
PS V. Inf, where in the UK are you based???
I did not really stay at 960 because it was getting hot at times.........plus I had to use the slocket to up the voltage that high,and I do not like using jumpers..................the panaflow orb would likely crush the celeron II....the golden orb or the alpha pal would be most recommended
Oblivion- What cooling do you use? How much voltage were you drawing? any plans to push it with a peltier or water or something? Thats tremendous if it was stable (except hot) at that setting!
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