Abit BE6 and BP6: badges extremely gifted BX
Proving the badges (2): Overclocking
The basic badges ABIT are famous for his excellent overclocking characteristics, as the Intel the son for his numerous impediments to realize it. One of the principal advantages of a badge ABIT in this respect is that the configuration of the CPU is realized in the BIOS, without having to open the computer nor to play anything with minuscule jumpers. The big mitts we are grateful for it infinitely...
All the current mikes Intel have the fixed multiplier (in case of the Celeron 400, to 6x), for what we will be able only to act on the bus speed. Both badges have numerous available bus speeds, although the champion in this respect is the BP6: nothing more and neither more nor less than: 26 bus speeds between 66 and 133 MHZ!!
Neither the BE6 remains short: 15 bus speeds between 66 and 150 MHz. The difference is in that the BP6 uses necessary mikes Celeron, therefore it offers more speeds in the area 66-100 MHz, while the BE6, with format Slot1 and more faced to his use with Pentium III, puts the emphasis on the area 100-150 MHz. Different uses, different options...
Are overclockeado both badges, with a few almost identical results, although the most versatile for the type of mike used (Celeron 400) is the BP6, as it it would have been the BE6 for mikes Pentium II or III. The overclocking is an authentic art, which depends on thousand factors: the type of badge, the mark of the badge, the type of mike, the date of manufacture of the mike, the memory, the luck, the lines of force and astral that happen for the area... So it is never possible to say "surely that it will manage...". But despite this, let's say that it is sure that it will manage to use a 72 MHz bus with a Celeron (speed only available in the BP6), and almost surely that will manage to use a bus of 75 MHz (BE6 and BP6), without problems not need to increase the voltage of the mike. In the BE6, it is almost sure that it will be able to use the 105, 110 and 112 MHz buses without problems, and even more increasing the voltage (or increasing his luck).
Concerning the voltage: the BP6, in a detail of high quality, allows to form independently the voltage of two mikes, so that if one is more unstable that other probably we could solve the problem it putting 2,10 ó 2,20 V instead of 2 V... and installing a good fan, just in case. Observe in the photo the physical difference between a good fan (6x6x5 cm, with available speed measurement, in www.3dfxcool.com for approximately 3.500 pts) and one standard (5x5x3 cm, 1.000 pts or less); the difference in use they are even 10ºC, or what is the same: success or defeat.
And as for the temperatures, the BP6 takes two termistores integrated to measure the temperature of the mike, and the BE6 includes a long cable with another termistor, who adheres to the mike which temperature we want to watch (eye, close to the center of the mike but never under the air jet of the fan, the reading would be false). This detail of the cable is very important, since many mark badges include a connector or two for the above mentioned cables... but not the cable in themselves.
Like curiosity, to say that the BP6 does not show the correct speed on having started when we use "rare" buses as 72, 78 ó 80 MHz (at least the version 1.0, it is possible that in the current models it is already not like that), indicating 400 ó 450 MHz instead of 432, 468 ó 480. If it happens to him, do not worry: it is an esthetic mistake, the speed yes changes (verified by means of tests and with the program WCPUID).
We are before two very advisable badges, destined for different users. The BE6 is a "typical" badge Slot1 of mark, to which a checker UltraDMA66 has been added to him, a cable with termistor and very good capacities of overclocking (especially with Pentium II or III), her to stop differing from other badges of the market. The UltraDMA66 is not essential, but it turns out to be interesting like future option or to install up to 8 devices... Well, in fact it is possible that it is not such a "typical" badge.
The BP6 believe a different category for itself, being fantastic for "domestic" servants, fanatics of the yield or workstations, all this at a magnificent price. Also it allows to squeeze to the maximum a Celeron, with buses of 72, 75, 78, 80, 82... MHz. And in addition, with UltraDMA66; the whole badge, so much if it puts a mike as two (although a little expensive if he does not think to install never again of a mike).
The biggest problem of the badges ABIT? To find them. While in other countries (the USA, almost the whole Europe, Asia...) they are so well-known or more than marks like Asus, AOpen or Iwill, in Spain almost nobody sells these badges (of course, you find the Asus even in the kiosks). It is supposed that these two distributors sell (or they have sold) badges ABIT:
And I have received news that these shops it is possible that they have, at least, the BE6:
But I do not guarantee that they bandage neither these badges, or that are good shops, not anything for the style. If asking or looking it does not find them and is taken a fancy of them, he can try to buy for Internet, in shops of the USA, France or England, for example. To buy products for Internet can be afraid a little, but if the place is moderately serious, there should not be problems (I have never had any, but many people yes); get connected to Yahoo or his favorite searcher and luck...
The official information about these badges is in: