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headspirit
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i love my bp6

Post by headspirit » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:01 pm

hay guys i just got a great bargin on one of these boards on ebay got it for £16 including the postage

it has 2 x 466 celerons instaled

which i plan to overclock to 550

ive upgraded the bios to the latest rv version on your forum with the hightpoint 1.30 support

ive got a udma 100 pci card to add into it and 2 x 250 gig drives and 1 x 160 gig drive all western digital

im planing to use this as a fileserver

ive put it in a brand new case with a 500watt power supply and it looks the nuts

just installing xp pro on it atm then will come the overclocking

i will let you all know how it goes and post some pics at some point

i intend to get more of these boards

also i have found in my colection of spares i have 2 x celeron 700's

700/128/66/1.7

am i going to need some sort of converter "FCPGA" to use them on this board
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the results are in

Post by headspirit » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:33 pm

ok i tryed to overclock to 550 and it just wont have it

so atm ive overclocked to 533 although windows reports it to be 545

ive not had it doing anything strenuouse yet and ive not instaled cpucool yet either so im not sure on the cpu temp

i just wanted to let you know so far so good

p.s. any help on the celly 700's would be great

Thanks In Advance :)
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Post by Dave Rave » Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:21 am

did you start at 466 ?
what cpu voltages are you using .....
I'd start at 466 @ 66 and use 1.85-1.90v
then move up slowly to 72, then 75, then 78
the ppga celerons will work ok at 72 @ 2.00v
as long as the room is cool at 75
and serious cooling past 78
you need to up the voltages if it won't boot properly
more voltage, more heat, better cooling ....
make sure you've got pc100 or pc133 ram
pc66 ram won't clock of course.
bp6's 3 x dual @ 533
. . . . 1 x dual @ 466
. . . . 1 sngl @ 400
[( 2 x dual xeon 2.4ghz )]
[( 2 x dual xeon 2.66ghz )]
[( 1 x 2.4C ghz )]
[( 1 x 2.4B ghz )]
[( 1 x dual AMD 1800MP )]
[( 1 x P4 1600 )]
[( 1 x 500 ppga )]
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Stable @ 533

Post by headspirit » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:21 am

yep i started with everything default , i installed xp pro
then i started to increase the fsb until it locked at 550 then i droped it a little and increased the cpu voltage and thats where its at now

ive had it running overnight now clocked at 533 fsb = 78mhz

both cpus's running at 2.05V

it really moves at this speed

im quite impresed , considering im useing the origonal heatsink and fans
and ive not made any mods to the bp6 board its self other than a bios update

in bios tmps are cpu1 = 41C cpu2 = 41C


im happy with that ;)

ive just added a realtec 1gb network card and im gonna add a udma 100 card today and get the rest of my drives in

will keep you all informed
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no fun ... droped to 500mhz

Post by headspirit » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:30 am

after my last post the machine decided it no longer wanted to run @533 blue screeend during boot

so ive droped it to 500mhz fsb at 74 voltage still at 2.05v


whats gonna be the best settings to get more out of these 466chips

better heatsink and fans on the way
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thoughts an suggestions

Post by jaybird » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:44 am

Sad to say, 466's don't really over-clock the best. Try to find a couple of 366's, almost a given, 550 @ 100mhz fsb. I am presently running 366's @ 581 Mhz stable in win2k pro on the internet, 594 when off line and will boot into windows @ 605 (110 fsb).

I have matched and lapped sets of: 366's, 400's, 433's, 466's, 500's and 533's. The best and most stable, with out board mods are the 366's.

I presently have 2 BP6's modified to run PIII's, one running 1100E PIII"s @ 108 fsb. (1100/256/100/1.75V cpu's)

You cannot run 700 Celeron's dual, PERIOD!

You need MORE COOLING, period! Also, install a small fan on your BX chip set, you will be suprised at what you can do with this board!

Present BP6 w/dual 366 configuration:

2 366's @ 106 FSB stable
dual-boot win98se/win2k pro sp 4
768 meg pc133 ram
1, 40 gig seagate 7200rpm hdd for os's (ide-0)
1, 60 gig maxtor 7200rpm hdd for video editing (ide-1)
HTP 128 bios w/125 drivers, stable
pny geforce fx5500 128 meg dual head vid card
chaintek 7.1 surround sound audio card
dtt2500 5.1 surround sound 500 watt sound system
adaptec scsii card for microtek x6el scanner
pinnacle studio delux 8.0 w/breakout box editing system and video cap- card
3com isa nic
"best.com" usb 56k modem (yeah, I know, dial-up :( )
lite-on 52x-24x-52x 'burner
panasonic dvd-rw/ram 'burner
pioneer s104 dvd player
kenwood "zen" 52x-true-x mulit-beam cd-rom drive
dual 20" viewsonic graphics series monitors
canon i900d photo printer
hp lazerjet 5L printer

am able to capture @ 720x480 and compress on the fly without even breaking a sweat!

Above basic system in place since 1999 (w/vid & sound the only major up-grades), tried a gigabyte dual PIII mobo (via apollo 133 pro chip set) several years ago, couldn't touch the above setup for capture and stability.

am building an iwill dvd266-r based system, dual PIII 1.4 cpu's, 2 gig pc2100 ram. got board, cpu's and ram on ebay (different auctions) for under $150 usd!

I will be stripping out above system to complete the iwill rig and building the bp6 w/366's for my grandaughter.

regards,

jaybird

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up and running

Post by headspirit » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:02 am

thanks jaybird , im gonna look out for some 366's

and another bp6 board

ive nearly finished my build now

here are the specs (Typed out on the bp6)

1 x bp6 with 2 x 466 Celly's running at 500mhz (windows reports 503Mhz)

3 x 128mb sdram pc100

1 x Gainward Geforce 6200 fx with 256mb ddr mem (Lovely)
2 x 17" crt Monitors @85hz 1280 x 1024
1 x Realtech Gigabit network card
1 x Audigy Sound card
1 x UDMA 100 pci controler card
1 x Cd Rw 52Speed
1 x Dvd Rw 16 speed
2 x 250gb Western Digital Ide
1 x 160gb Western Digital Ide
1 x 6gb Fujitsu ide .. Boot drive

1 x ebuyer Fan Controler
3 x Case Fans .. Planing to add 2 more
1 x EzCool 550Watt Psu

all in a nice new black case with a side window

will add the pics soon

Os is windows xp Sp2

HEHE i love this board
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Post by hyperspace » Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:50 pm

Another one has seen the light...

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Post by headspirit » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:03 am

oh yes .. indeed i have seen the light

and now im on the search for more bp6's

;)
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Post by 24seven » Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:16 am

I see you talk about £'s, where in the UK are you from :P

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Post by headspirit » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:50 am

im up north lad , hehe Whitby, North Yorkshire

btw ... got the cellys running at 533 again

seems ok will keep you all uptodate
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Photos

Post by headspirit » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:35 am

Ive Posted some photos on the personal gallery



enjoy

http://www.bp6.com/board/album_personal ... r_id=12778
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Installed cpu cool

Post by headspirit » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:03 am

both cpus's are running at approx 28 - 29 Celsius in idle mode

with norton antivrus doing a full system scan the temp went upto 33 Celsius

so all in all i dont think its doing to bad
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added more cooling

Post by headspirit » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:37 pm

ive added more cooling

added a coolermaster fan to the chipset heatsink
ripped it of an old p2 slot processor fits a treat and has
the right conecter on it to plug directly into the motherboard

also added another case fan in the front of the case to improve air flow and help reduce the heat from the hard drives

its all runing peachy atm

added a few more pics to the personal gallery
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Full Specs

Post by headspirit » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:00 pm

--------[ EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2005 (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]---------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Benchmark Module 1.02.88.0
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer FILESERVER
Generator Lee
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2006-06-27
Time 20:48


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name FILESERVER
User Name Lee
Logon Domain FILESERVER
Date / Time 2006-06-27 / 20:48

Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x Intel Celeron-A, 550 MHz (7 x 79)
Motherboard Name Abit BP6 (2 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 SDR DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset Intel 82440BX
System Memory 384 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (12/16/02)
Communication Port USB Data Cable (COM3)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6200 (256 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6200 (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP
Monitor BenQ V772 [17" CRT] (00244)
Monitor Taxan Ergovision 735 TCO99 [17" CRT] (8462786)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB0090 Audigy Player Sound Card

Storage:
IDE Controller CMD PCI-0649 Ultra DMA IDE Controller
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller D347PRT SCSI Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller Highpoint Technology Inc. Hpt366 Ultra DMA 66 Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller Highpoint Technology Inc. Hpt366 Ultra DMA 66 Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 (232 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC WD1600BB-00DWA0 (149 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive ST330083 1A USB Device (300 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive FUJITSU MPE3064AT (6 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/66)
Disk Drive WDC WD2500JB-00GVC0 (232 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive SONY CD-RW CRX230ED (52x/32x/52x CD-RW)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C (DVD+R9:5x, DVD-R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status FAIL

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 6181 MB (265 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 152625 MB (3966 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 238472 MB (3255 MB free)
H: (NTFS) 228502 MB (3001 MB free)
I: (NTFS) 99998 MB (31449 MB free)
J: (NTFS) 99998 MB (85480 MB free)
K: (NTFS) 86168 MB (80956 MB free)
Total Size 890.6 GB (203.5 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network:
Primary IP Address 10.10.2.33
Primary MAC Address 00-50-FC-CE-05-EA
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10.10.2.33)

Peripherals:
FireWire Controller Creative Audigy IEEE1394 Firewire Controller
USB1 Controller Intel 82371AB/EB PIIX4 - USB Host Controller
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 4100C
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Data Cable (COM3)
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
DMI BIOS Version 4.51 PG
DMI System Manufacturer
DMI System Product
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer <http://www.abit.com.tw>
DMI Motherboard Product i440BX-W83977 (BP6)
DMI Motherboard Version
DMI Motherboard Serial Number
DMI Chassis Manufacturer
DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Asset Tag
DMI Chassis Type
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 3 / 0

Problems & Suggestions:
Problem Disk free space is only 4% on drive C:.
Problem Disk free space is only 3% on drive D:.
Problem Disk free space is only 1% on drive E:.
Problem Disk free space is only 1% on drive H:.


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Computer Comment Logical
NetBIOS Name Logical FILESERVER
DNS Host Name Logical fileserver
DNS Domain Name Logical
Fully Qualified DNS Name Logical fileserver
NetBIOS Name Physical FILESERVER
DNS Host Name Physical fileserver
DNS Domain Name Physical
Fully Qualified DNS Name Physical fileserver


--------[ DMI ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
Version 4.51 PG
Release Date 12/16/02
Size 256 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

[ System ]

System Properties:
Wake-Up Type Power Switch

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer <http://www.abit.com.tw>
Product i440BX-W83977 (BP6)

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method 8-bit Parity
Error Correction Single-bit
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 256 MB
Memory Slots 3

[ Processors / INTEL(R) CELERON(TM) ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer Intel
Version INTEL(R) CELERON(TM)
External Clock 75 MHz
Current Clock 533 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 3.3 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade ZIF
Socket Designation SLOT 1

[ Processors / INTEL(R) CELERON(TM) ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer Intel
Version INTEL(R) CELERON(TM)
External Clock 75 MHz
Current Clock 533 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 3.3 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade ZIF
Socket Designation SLOT 1

[ Caches / Internal Cache ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Write-Back
Maximum Size 32 KB
Installed Size 32 KB
Supported SRAM Type Synchronous
Current SRAM Type Synchronous
Socket Designation Internal Cache

[ Caches / External Cache ]

Cache Properties:
Type External
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Write-Back
Maximum Size 512 KB
Installed Size 128 KB
Supported SRAM Type Synchronous
Current SRAM Type Synchronous
Socket Designation External Cache

[ Memory Modules / DIMM1 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation DIMM1
Type DIMM, SDRAM
Speed 70 ns
Installed Size 128 MB
Enabled Size 128 MB

[ Memory Modules / DIMM2 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation DIMM2
Type DIMM, SDRAM
Speed 70 ns
Installed Size 128 MB
Enabled Size 128 MB

[ Memory Modules / DIMM3 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation DIMM3
Type DIMM, SDRAM
Speed 70 ns
Installed Size 128 MB
Enabled Size 128 MB

[ Memory Devices / DIMM1 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type EDRAM
Size 128 MB
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator DIMM1
Bank Locator Bank0/1

[ Memory Devices / DIMM2 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type EDRAM
Size 128 MB
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator DIMM2
Bank Locator Bank2/3

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Memory Device Properties:
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Type EDRAM
Size 128 MB
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator DIMM3
Bank Locator Bank4/5
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System Specs Part 2

Post by headspirit » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:02 pm

--------[ Overclock ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type 2x Intel Celeron-A
CPU Alias Mendocino
CPU Stepping B0
CPUID Revision 00000665h

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 545.66 MHz (original: 467 MHz, overclock: 17%)
CPU Multiplier 7.0x
CPU FSB 77.95 MHz (original: 66 MHz, overclock: 18%)
Memory Bus 77.95 MHz

CPU Cache:
L1 Code Cache 16 KB
L1 Data Cache 16 KB
L2 Cache 128 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 12/16/2002-i440BX-W83977-2A69KA1SC-RV
Motherboard Name Abit BP6 (2 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 SDR DIMM)

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset Intel 82440BX
Memory Timings 3-2-2-? (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

SPD Memory Modules:
DIMM1 128 MB PC100 SDRAM (3.0-2-2-5 @ 100 MHz) (2.0-2-2-5 @ 83 MHz)
DIMM2: Smart Modular 323013-001 128 MB SDRAM (3.0-2-2-5 @ 100 MHz)
DIMM3 128 MB PC133 SDRAM (3.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)

BIOS Properties:
System BIOS Date 12/16/02
Video BIOS Date 09/21/05
Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Award BIOS Message GREEN AGP/PCI/ISA SYSTEM - FIXED ACPI TABLE
DMI BIOS Version 4.51 PG

Graphics Processor Properties:
Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP
GPU Code Name NV44AGP (AGP 4x 10DE / 0221, Rev A1)
GPU Clock 351 MHz
Memory Clock 250 MHz
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System Specs Part 3

Post by headspirit » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:03 pm

--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Winbond W83782D (SMBus 2Dh)
GPU Sensor Type Driver (NV-DRV)
Motherboard Name Abit BP6
Chassis Intrusion Detected No

Temperatures:
Motherboard 32 °C (90 °F)
CPU1 32 °C (90 °F)
CPU2 31 °C (88 °F)
GPU 43 °C (109 °F)
WDC WD2500JB-00GVC0 25 °C (77 °F)
WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 24 °C (75 °F)
WDC WD1600BB-00DWA0 31 °C (88 °F)

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 2.02 V
Aux 1.49 V
+3.3 V 3.31 V
+5 V 4.97 V
+12 V 12.10 V
-12 V -11.71 V
-5 V -5.10 V
Debug Info F FF FF FF
Debug Info T 31 32 32
Debug Info V 7E 5C CF BA C7 28 35 (01)
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Post by davd_bob » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:46 am

headspirit,
My guess is the BSOD you told us about was not related to the CPUs but everything else on the board being over clocked.

If you get 366s its almost a guarantee you can run 100FSB which will put everything at its rated speed but the CPUs which will be running 50% faster. You will like the preformance. Make sure you get your ram set to CL2 for now and when you get the 366s change it to CL3. ECC should be disabled.
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Post by headspirit » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:52 am

that bsod death was the only one ive had since setting the board up

since then ive improved the cooling as you can see in the gallery

its not had a single fault since

lol apart from when i used the bp6fsb tool and ramed it upto 88 fsb

it just restarted .. no blue screen

im still looking out for some 366's and more bp6 boards

thanks for your advice
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