anyone have any clue where to get one?
i've never seen one for sale but obviously due to the multiple reviews out there the chip exists...
not like its going to be really *worth* the money it probably costs to get ahold of one.. but id really be interested in finding one.
anyone have any leads?
the compaq presario 1675 notebook from what i've dug up shipped with the k3+ 500 .. hmm... wonder if i can find a broken one with a working chip...
(i'm a sick man, but i'm on a small mission to find one of those chips)
any help would be greatly appreciated...
like anyone know an OEM distributor that can get one? (they were never sold commercially, only sold OEM for laptops)
Are you looking for the real thing, or an overclocked 400+, 450+ or 475+ ? I hear most of these chips hit 550 no matter which speed you buy.
nope... i'm lookin for the real mccoy...
granted 90-99% of the K6-III+ 450's will hit 600+ (i've heard reports of 612!) i'm pretty interested in finding a real deal k6-III+ 500.
the k62+ just won't do ... i want that extra 128k of L2
so if anyone has a presario laptop with a broken screen or trashed video card... defunked power supply, cooked motherboard...
anything but the chip... all i want is the chip...
i'm going to look high and low until i find one! <g>
Any of the 3+'s are getting real hard to find. I have a 3+/450 which easily went to 550 at rated voltage of 2v and is now running fine at 600/2.1v.
Here's a link to a 3+/550....but they are pricey. You may want to try EBay as well.
Computer Adjusters K6-III+/550 $150
Arrow Electronics search for K6 K6-III+/500 $154 - K6-III+/550 $155
[This message has been edited by skeegin (edited 04-10-2001).]
i didn't know they made a 550!
i thought they were capped out at 500...
(honestly the price is WAY to high for the processor, but you know. Its just the thing that i've been squeasing the AMD "k" processors since they came out, and it really doesn't seem right if i don't own the fastest chip they ever made for socket 7 before i move on to something over a ghz... (+ i like the possibility of perhaps getting a k3+ 550 up over 700 and runnin pc133 ram <g> ))
so far i've never seen one better than 450 on ebay, peeps are selling 450's all the time on ebay... but if i'm going to overpay for a k6-3+ i mind as well hold out for the top dog ... you know?
thanks for the links.
Mutch apreciated, makes my "quest" alot easier.
Get a abit kt7E and a Duron for $140 , add some for shipping and then hit 1000mz. My kt7 raid and duron does 1050mz ,this is very fast and can handle just about anything, most people just ide their computer any way.
umm... you must have not read any of my other posts...
I'm fully aware i can buy a duron 900 for $90... thats not the point.
its not about the $.
i'm a pc guy, something wags my tail about having the big fella Socket 7 chip...
i've never owned a pentium, and never owned anything but socket7 and socket 5 .. i have a need to complete the cycle before *moving on*... so i AM going to buy one of those 550+'s ... its just something i want to do.
Thanks for the suggestion, but after this K6-III+ upgrade i won't be buying anything again that isn't 100% the fastest chip on the market... which probably won't be until i can get a pentium thats ~2+ ghz.
I have heard that 700 may be the limit for SS7 cpus including the K6-3+. But never the less, if a 550 can do 700 that will be sweet. I have K6-3+ 450 and am using it at 115x5.5 (632) at 2.1 volts, that the most this chip will do. On www.amdzone.com K6-x forum some have managed to get it to 672 with some very aggressive cooling.
Hey Doc, keep us posted. There's alot of us who have had the 3+ experience and we really like it. There's something about taking something to the limit, whether it's outdated or not. I've played with some newer computers and I know mine. This little outdated, slow cpu is outperforming alot of newer systems. A socket 7 running at 600Mhz is an excellent performer and it runs very cool.
When you get your 3+/550, let's see some posts about what you're doing....and come over to amdzone to do the same there under the K6 cpu forum.
as soon as my tax return magically appears in my checking account i'll order me a chip..
i'm thinkin of gettin an EpoX EP-MVP3G5 for her to sit on too... that 2 meg of cache and adjustable FSB up to 133 is really appealing.
(anyone know if it can do agp/pci bus scaling?)
Do not expect to get anything above 112 fsb on MVP3G2/5 with the on board cache enabled! I am using the G2, and can get 115 with onboard cache enabled. The 120 or higher is not stable due to PCI video card crappying out at 40mhz and higher. Never the less, the G2 and G5 seem to be the best motherboards for K6-3+.
i take it by that response that those EpoX boards don't support AGP/PCI scaling then eh?
(like being able to set the FSB to 133 and the agp to 1/2 + pci to 1/4 rather than 2/3 and 1/3 respectively)
Just looking over the price list at Arrow.com, that Skeegin posted for us. Does anybody know what those AMD core designations mean? Like the part# on the K6-III 500: ACR or ANZ. Each processor seems to have a couple varieties. Is there any sage person, in the know about the meanings of these letters, who is able to clue us in?
[This message has been edited by Etruscan (edited 04-18-2001).]
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