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Went to Fry's last Tuesday and purchased a ECS RC410L0M mobo
and 805 D Pentium...for about $140 including tax....using cheap Patriot
PC5300 memory ~$45.
Anyway put it in a case with a cheap 450W ATX 2.2 power supply it tested
well at I moved up to 166FSB and it worked ...then I pumped it
to 180FSB...and it would not load I moved it back down to
and it runs stable (though hot) with the retail heatsink!

Damn 3.5Ghz dual core 2x1MB L2 cache and EM64T support for this cheap!!!

I'm sure if this board supported PC-6400 that this chip could go much
further. This motherboard
has no options to increase component voltage or even memory timings.   At
least it
has FSB adjustments.

Believe it or not somebody in front of me in the line at Fry's was inquiring
about the availability of the Pentium X @ $995.  :-/   Sorry, but I would
waste my money going to Vegas.

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The only negative about this cheap setup is that finding a good heatpipe
to cool it runs about $35-$60.

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