June 14th, 2001, 12:58 PM
pentium III 850e or not 850e???
i recently purchased a pentium III 850e mhz, but when i got the box, it had 850 and not 850e. how can i make sure i have a 850e???
June 14th, 2001, 01:09 PM
What are the actual code numbers stamped on the chip?
June 14th, 2001, 03:34 PM
June 14th, 2001, 04:24 PM
If you can post them then we will be able to help out more.
June 15th, 2001, 04:21 PM
there are several versions of the PIII the original pIII's had 512k level 2 cache and a 100 mhz system bus, and had no letter. they were based on a .24 micron process that stopped at ~ 600 mhz. the next version uses the coppermine core, which goes to 1000 mhz, and the chips that end with e are coppermines. even though your chip doesn't say e, it still is because it is impossible for it to run at 850 mhz and not be a coppermine.
So, so busy lately. Oh, where do I start?
June 16th, 2001, 02:45 AM
and download the Intel CPU Identification utilities. Hope this helps..
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June 21st, 2001, 12:18 PM
The "E" means you have half the cache running at the full speed of the precessor. The "B" would mean it is a 133Mhz FSB processor. Hope this clears some things up a bit. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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