Socket 370 or Slot 1?
I am looking to move to a celeron 366 or 400 and wondering should i go for a slot 1 board with a slotket adapter or a soket 370 board?
by the end of the year, Intel plans to sway production of PIII's into socket 370 (after taking away the off die cache (Coppermine), they dont need the Slot1 casing anymore..and they will be produced in 100fbs and 133fbs flavors..Id expect the 100fbs once to be compatable with todays BX chipset). By the time he wants to upgrade from a 400, They will probably be out. I dont think either way will make much of a difference. You should get a board with bus settings up to if not exceeding 100 if you want a socket 370 board. Maybe some more people can add to this little debate..
You can find some 370 boards with adjustable fsb speeds if you look(MicroStar 6153 for example) for them.
I just ordered a MicroStar 6163 version 2 witch is a slot 1 board so I got the adapter to use my Celeron 466. the board has as many features as the Abit BX 2 plus others things it doesn't. Plus it is more stable.
the MS6153 has most of the same features but it is PPGA ready. It is also supposed to be a good board.
Matsonic makes the 7192s board which has both Slot1 and socket 370 on board.
soft menu FSB, and 66 or 100 system bus.
Inexpensive board, but works well with Celery chips or PII/PIII. Onboard sound is weak, but it makes all the right noises, and can be disabled easily.
In my opinion I would go with a Slot 1, and use an adapter card to use the socket 370 Celeron, its a little more expensive doing this but it gives you more chances to upgrade in the future. (PII or PIII ect.)
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