With Intel, once you get an OS that has built-in support for a chipset, you’re good to go and don’t have to deal with installing the drivers yourself. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The P2B supports clock multipliers ranging from 2. Hey retro games , I finally figured out why P3 systems are so slow when you disable the L1 cache! This effect can sometimes be undesirable, and means that the FSB must not be overclocked in this manner to ensure that the PCI card s function correctly. The following tests were run, and they all passed with the sound sounding OK. Memory Hole at 15MM:

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I got the get me one of these Tualatin enabled converters. So from P3 onwards mainboards don’t have cache chips anymore I appreciate that this is not specific, but I don’t want to concentrate on one specific topic. This is version 3.

Well disabling L1 also disables L2 which is on the cpu with P3s. Log in Don’t have an account? The consequence is, that I abort reading after a few lines. Test hardware I am going to be testing this mobo with the following hardware.

My mediafire uploads Link to the latest beta bios, version Occasionally, the sound sounded distorted, although this may be due to my cheap headphones.

ASUS P2B – motherboard – ATX – Slot 1 – iBX Overview – CNET

However, the Intel driver readme has detailed instructions for installing the driver under all OSes up to win, while the download page states that it applies to OSes up to XP pro.


Link to an interesting webpage, where this P2B owner has modified the mobo. My website with reviews, demos, drivers, tutorials cgipset more This site hosts no abandonware. My future testing threads will be about “general testing” for a component, and also include as much general info as I can acquire. Of course it really never got perfect because the hardware was just not entirely functional.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The Test Index The Test. It’s not like with VIA who couldn’t get their shit right even after a hundred revisions. Asux following tests were run, and they all passed with the sound sounding OK. I’ve run some tests already on this mobo.

The version provided by Asus assus V2. The way it is, even when I read your post, I can’t decide what info is important and what is not, cause I have no clue as to what you are getting at in the long run.

The current revision of the P2B made no indication of a MHz bus speed, which isn’t a big loss since making use of a MHz bus speed setting requires sub -8ns PC SDRAM, realistically 6ns modules are needed for chiset most stable operation at that speed. I would like to host all of these files on my Mediafire.

Review of Slot 1 Motherboards with Intel 440BX Chipset – Spring 1998

It’s when the OS is older than your chipset that you have to seek out the drivers to make it fully functional. What a shame because with the L2 turbo Slot boards would be awesome for my tasks I looked at the Speedsys charts for my Super Socket 7 board and it just shows you how slow the mainboard L2 cache is compared to the onchip cache.


I don’t think you need to bother with BX chipset drivers unless it’s Windows With the clock multipliers and bus speed settings documented on the motherboard, the well-written ASUS User’s Manual isn’t even necessary for the basic setup of the motherboard.

You can’t adjust them.

P2B (MB) | Motherboards | ASUS Global

Also, I’m not sure why you would want to alter the VIO jumper setting. The SDL also works in the same application. Link to a useful processor upgrade guide webpage, for the P2B. ASUS is at fhipset again, this time armed with the full power and potential of the BX chipset as well as a few unofficially supported yet documented bus speed settings on the new P2B. Instead, it’s best if you go to the Asus website, chipseh download the following files for yourself.

The cpu speed has almost zero impact.