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The first thing I checked was if the system resources were declining. A typical score after a clean reboot was Norton units. Virtually identical results were also obtained after running other programs e. As I’ve said in previous reviews, I’d rather not see an audio modem riser, or on-board audio. Unfortunately, even with a core voltage of 1. The Norton scores went from an average of about , to an average of about

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This was not the case. Still, MHz on the front side bus is very respectable. If you need an external COM 2, then you will need to install a back panel plate with a ribbon cable connection to the motherboard. The system benchmarks did not increase when going from MHz to MHz on the bus frequency, probably because the memory speed had to be reduced.

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At first I thought the system wasn’t going to boot. At a bus frequency of 85MHz, the system speed rating was MHz.

Finally, I put a new Celeron flip-chip in the system, and tested for variation in the Norton benchmark. I even tried a different power supply, also without effect on the variability.

At MHz, that is probably acceptable behavior. Unfortunately, even with a core voltage of 1.

System performance was substantially lower than with a comparably clocked Pentium III system, but as I mentioned earlier, the performance variability seen with the Pentium III was not seen with the Celeron One thing that irritated me about the overclock settings was that they did not go in order in the BIOS menu, but rather, jumped all around, forcing you to scroll the long list to find the speed you wanted.


Lack of Celeron-2 performance variability: When you are trying to find the correct settings for overclocking, the added boot time is very unwelcome. The slow boot times and inconsistent performance results suggest to me that they need to work on the board design some more. A typical score after a clean reboot was Norton units.

As I’ve said in previous reviews, I’d rather not see an audio modem riser, or on-board audio. I then overclocked the E chip to MHz, with a core voltage of 1.

The chart below shows the Norton Benchmark variability at this aeus.

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I tried that with a core voltage of 1. I tried higher and lower core voltages, but the system refused to boot.

In fact, the system showed normal, low variability most of the time, but on occasion, would show increased variability in benchmark results. Now asux was time to go for broke, and try MHz on the front side bus.

This occurred right after a fresh, cold boot, so it is inherent in the system. Overclocking with the Celeron-2 was rather disappointing. The chart below shows some of the kinds of variability I observed. How much of a speed boost do you get at to MHz?


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zsus That means when you turn the system on in the morning, it will be almost 20 seconds before you can tell that it has responded!

The list below shows the results. I just wanted to do a quick check and see what kind of system rating I would get with Norton Utilities The Y axis is exaggerated in the chart below, to highlight what variability there was.

The variability was intermittent, and did not occur after every reboot, or after every run of a awus application. The only normal looking trace up there is the one labeled ‘reboot’, which I got after a warm reboot of aus system.

Unfortunately, at the time of this review, we only had 1 Celeron-2 chip available for testing, so I’m not sure if these results are typical. I canceled the benchmark, went to Windows, and ran the Norton benchmark. The next available speed was 85MHz.