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skinnie
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Posted - 27/09/2005 :  01:40:19  Show Profile  Visit skinnie's Homepage  Click to see skinnie's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
hi,I have and mmx200,and now I have 2 motherboards,a pcchips m537dma33 (VXpro+ chipset,83mhz bus,can put my 200@250) and a soyo 5bt (intel 430tx chip7,75mhz fsb,can put my 200@225),wich one is best for my v2's?wich can give me more fps?

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r21vo
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Posted - 27/09/2005 :  10:20:12  Show Profile  Visit r21vo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I would say first one, because it offers you higher fsb and you can oc your cpu up to 250mhz.


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Nightbird
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Posted - 27/09/2005 :  11:09:06  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
For the quality, go to Soyo.

I own a mobo chipset Intel TX : Aopen AX5T
it supports 60/66/75/83 external cpu clocks but you need to be careful using the 75/83.3 settings since they exceed the specifications of the TX chipset and of your cpu (Pentium 200 mmx = 3*66 mhz)


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skinnie
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Posted - 28/09/2005 :  21:27:59  Show Profile  Visit skinnie's Homepage  Click to see skinnie's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
the pcchips don't have enough space for my v2's..so I must stay with the soyo..

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ArchAngelCD
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Posted - 04/10/2005 :  21:59:32  Show Profile  Visit ArchAngelCD's Homepage  Send ArchAngelCD an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
If you can find a PIII board with the 440BX chipset you will not believe how good your Voodoo2's will run. I have a Glide box set up that runs very fast for a Voodoo2 box. I know you are trying to make the best of what you have but a PIII board and setup will be very cheap to buy since most people have no use for that older stuff now.

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skinnie
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  21:17:59  Show Profile  Visit skinnie's Homepage  Click to see skinnie's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I just want my mmx200 not other computers..because for better gamign I have my p4 3.2...but my mmx200 is my love
maybe you can help me..the memory rusn at the same frequency of the fsb right? (or it should be..)so with fsb @75 wich mems should I put?i have pc133..but what is the frequency of them?

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Edited by - skinnie on 05/10/2005 21:22:42
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bloodworm
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Posted - 07/10/2005 :  20:22:15  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
an MMX motherboard will only use the type of ram it can have. PC133 ram will not fit in such an old beast. PC133 ram will be for PII and PIII moptherboards. I have my MMX233 from the day, I think it is a TX chipset and it can only run PC66 ram. the rams you have should run at 75 and 83Mhz though. the chipset and other PCI and ISA cards may have a problem with the increased bus speed.

MAX ram size will help FPS for sure though, I think the motherboard you have may have a 64MB limit like mine did.

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skinnie
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Posted - 07/10/2005 :  23:35:38  Show Profile  Visit skinnie's Homepage  Click to see skinnie's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I've always ran pc133 mems...in all my socket7 motherboards..do you think a cl2 pc100 mems will make my mmx200 be a little faster in games?more fps?

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Edited by - skinnie on 08/10/2005 19:58:27
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bloodworm
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  15:08:51  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Are you running the board a max clockspeed now??? faster ram will only be necesary if the ram is locking up at the speed you want to run. otherwise, there will be no difference in FPS. a different CL may hekp though...... at the same speed.

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Glide
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  20:44:48  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I say the best chip-set for Voodoo2 cards and PII/PIII systems is 440-BX by Intel so the best motherboards are imho the P3BF (for slot 1 cpus) and the CUBX (for PIII socket 370 cpus), both by Asus and both with official 100MHz FSB support (but working fine at 133MHz with good hardware setup and frequencies settings ;)).

On the other hand, Voodoo2 and Voodoo2 SLI configurations give optimal performances with Pentium 4 or Athlon XP systems: in fact, if the maximum and the average frame rate's values are very near using PIII or PIV processors, a important difference is the frames fluidity and continuity (and so the game play) turned on by PIV (Athlon XP) power.

Finally, Pentium 1 cpus (with MMX support too) are "bottle necks" for Voodoo2 cards.

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