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ecs? for celeron?

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theflyingrat

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Well, I'm using an ECS with my Celeron - a 1.7. No overclocking to speak of, so that's a bit of a letdown, but hey, I got the thing for $32.... My board, though, isn't a VXASD2; it's a P4S5A/DX+, which uses the SiS645DX chipset, as opposed to the VIA chipset in the one that you mentioned. I've never been let down by SiS's chipsets, but I can't say the same for VIA's.

So,
1)Don't expect to do any really heavy tweaking. I'd be surprised to even see any FSB settings besides 100 and 133.
2)ECS makes a solid board to use at stock speeds for the most part, but I've heard horror stories of the VXASD2s, especially while trying to use the onboard sound. I don't know whether to attribute it to stupid-user error, or crappy boards, but either way, watch out for sound issues.
3)If it's cheap enough (or free!), who cares?