Prehistoric Motherboard Question

By direwolf007
Dec 26, 2008
  1. Hey all, my question is for the really old-timers.

    Can someone point me to a motherboard which would work with and enable me to overclock a Tualatin Celeron (SL68G). This is a Pentium III era CPU, for those not familiar with it.

    Obviously not new, just the name, I'll do my best to find it in some junk pile. I wasn't into overclocking back then, so I don't know squat about finding a board for it.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    the problem is most old BIOS won't let you adjust the FSB or the cpu cycles and ergo that's the problem - no overclocking is possible.
  3. direwolf007

    direwolf007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 105

    Thanks, but I could find plenty of reference to overclocked Tualatins out there, problem is most did not list the brand of motherboard.


    I scoured a few webpages out there are found a few motherboards that apparently suit me. Finding them is hell, so if anyone can help with that it would be great.

    Gigabyte GA-6VTXE-A

    There is a single GB board on ebay I am bidding for, but I'd actually rather get the SY-TISU if anyone can find it anywhere (or has it ?).

    Thanks again for the help.
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  5. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

    My favorite board from that era, that I know would work, is an Asus CUSL-2C Black Pearl. I actually had one of those boards... mmmmmmmm. Awesome board.
  6. direwolf007

    direwolf007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 105

    Thanks guys. I'll try to nail one of those off ebay.

    I want to build a retro-rig with my 1.4Ghz Celeron Tualatin, overclocked, and some weak AGP GPU with HD decoding capabilities for older games and movie viewing. It is cool, in a highly geek way, to say: "Hey, my HTPC is an overclocked ancient machine !"
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I recant my previous statement.... I have forgetten there are software overclocking programs out there that override the bios.....

    good luck.
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