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Socket 370?; the e says what core it is ;) . (100MHz FSB)

I used these CPUs to overclock to 1132MHz (socket 370) on a CUBX ASUS motherboard with a Thermaltake Super Orb (upper fan removed).

Some chip info:

- Chip manufactured with 0.18 micron technology;

- 106 sq. mm Coppermine (CuMine) core with 28mln transistors;

- Slot-1 and Socket-370 versions available;

- 32KB L1 cache (16KB for data and 16KB for instructions);

- 256KB L2 cache situated inside the processor core and working at full processor frequency;

- Slot-1 version is provided with SECC2 processor cartridge, Socket-370 - with - FC-PGA (Flip-Chip PGA) form-factor;

- SSE SIMD-instructions;

- Power voltage: 1.6V;

- Supported frequencies: for Slot 1 version - 533 (133MHz system bus), 600 (100 and 133MHz system bus), 650(100MHz system bus), 667 (133MHz system bus), 700 (100MHz system bus), 733MHz (133MHz system bus); forSocket370 version - 500 and 550MHz (100MHz system bus).

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the 600E chip, the "E" indicates it is a slot type PIII using the newer 'coppermine' core, which in my experience is less stable with win9x, It /may/ be an undocumented integer bug, or some other error related to changing to a new smaller die for the processor, as the earlier 'Katmai" core chips (and the PII Deschutes from which they were  deried) didn't exhibit this problem, but whateer the reason, the 'bug' appears to be fixed in the later 'tualatin' core P3.  Despite their win9x issues, these chips are good for OC headroom, and run puppy linux quite well.
All soket type PIII chips were either coppermine or Tualatin, as the earlier 'katmai' core was a slot 1 only part. 
THe 600E has its L2 cache on the chip itself like modern CPU's instead of separate but on the same card as it was with the PII and earlier PIII. 

THis ON-Die cache helps with OC headroom, but it (or the new manufacturing process) may well be responsible for the win9x issues as well, which would explain Tualatin not haing the problem, as by that time they'd refined the engineering process and motheboard manufacturers had improed chipset designs as well.
FOr a linux system (or windows NT) the 600e is superior to the standard 600 and 600B (both Katmai core) PIII slot type processors, and has a better fully implemented SSE instruction set..
Only for win9x is the older Katmai core desireable though the newer Tualatin core (which can run on some slot type boards using a slotkit adapter) is superior to both in either win9x or NT, and lacks the 9x stability bug of coppermine.
THis bug affects both 98SE and windows ME on coppermine processors, and usually results in Kernel32.dll errors, frequent bluescreens, and program crashes as well. THis increases exponentially if using more than 128mb of ram on a coppermine cpu in windows 98se or windows ME.

No issues with linux, but users should be aware of the win9x issues.

Apologies for dragging up such an ancient thread, but the information is relevant,

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