This way you can use PC133 RAM together with a Celeron with its mere 66 MHz bus:
You may also reuse old PC100 RAM for a while before updating it to PC133 RAM.
With a i815-based motherboard, you can heat up the FSB without any impact on RAM (or PCI) speed. With proper cooling I am pretty sure that a socketed Pentium III-933 CPU will function at 1.05 GHz:
The BX set is worn out, and details like ATA/100 and asynchronous FSB/RAM will be very much appreciated!
It appears that Intel have to do a revision of the graphics drivers. In the first version, no monitor would work at higher refresh rate than 60 Hz, if the monitor did not have its driver installed in Windows ! This is completely nuts. Often a monitor works fine with the standard Super VGA driver within Windows .
PC133 RAM is a good product at the time, and the first tests show that i815 with SDRAM performs better than i820 with RDRAM!
We strongly hope that Intel will redirect their strategy into using DDR in a future revision of this chip set (be it code name "Almador" or what ever).
The "Almador" set
Using DDR RAM, Intel will have a very powerfull platform for Pentium III. Also the integrated 3D graphics engine will benefit from the better RAM bandwidth.
The south bridge of this set will be the new ICH3 chip with these features:
Read about the Pentium in module 3c
Read about the Pentium II's etc. in module 3e
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