Many thanks to my friend Declan from 2CPU Hardware & VGA cards & x-3dfx for helping me out by removing the HP OEM heatsink and it's horrendous clips xD
At first I was lost but thanks to his advice I was able to remove the default clips with my Facom Pliers, even they ended up in a million shards
The Golden Orb, a gift Kasper gave me
has been placed on the p3/EB 933 by myself, wasn't too hard actually, Intel could of made it that simple over those horrendous clips ergh...
So this is how the P3/EB 933 came to me from Germany was a nice fond for 45 euro, these seem to be quite rare as I have been reading and hearing.
Here the P3/EB 933 Slot 1 CPU with the OEM HP heatsink on it:
hear the rear side:
And the CPU info from it's side:
I had to remove that Registrations ticker to mount the Golden Orb, I Kept it with the receipt I got with it
After that I removed them clips with my Facom Pliers, since the Golden Orb is going to be it's replacement for far superior cooling.
Here the Thermaltake Golden Orb for S.E.C.C.2 Slot 1 CPU's it's an extremely rare piece, my x-3dfx & 2CPU friend Kasper gifted me this after I gifted him 3 Original EVGA GTX 480 Backplates + two EVGA GTX 580 backplates, the rarity of the items was on par more of a friend's trade, which is super cool
Here the P3/EB 933 with HP Stock heatsink and the Golden Orb together:
Here the P3/933EB with the OEM HP Heatsink removed, the Coppermine CPU die cleaned and the Golden Orb is ready for placement
(after I applied Noctua NH-1 Thermal compound of course!
And here the Golden Orb mounted neatly on the P3/EB 933:
Here I set the CPU speed by setting the CPU Multiplier at 7.0 and the FSB at 133Mhz, resulting 932Mhz.
It's pure guess work for me, as my theory is that this would make a P3/EB 933 doable with the EPoX EP-BX3, just by adding simple logics.
The 133Mhz FSB jumper is hard t see, due to the angle of the photo, sorry for that.
This didn't work in the end as I was forced to use 7.0 x 100Mhz FSB for 700Mhz instead.
Here the P3/EB 933 with it's Thermaltake Golden orb in the system:
Here the system layout:
Everything looks clean and ready for some 3Dfx Gaming and retro fun
These are the D-Sub & Audio cable connectors:
As you see I used a gold plated Tulip to female speaker convertor cable for my two Sony 25 Watt 4Ohm PC Speakers.
Here the PSU mounted:
And here the final assembly shot, ready for first test run:
That to which gave me one long beep that followed by 3 short ones, nothing wrong, after testing varied FSB settings of 100Mhz, 124Mhz and 133Mhz with CPU multiplier settings of 6.5 & 7.0 and even the AUTO mode bootup was not successful but 7.0 x 100 seems to work fine.
As CPU-ID clearly shows:
Here a video of this system running @ 700Mhz and playing some music from Mr.Review, a Dutch SKA Band:
This is okay for now, yet I am seeking an ASUS P3V4X motherboard that uses the Intel i815 Chipset.
This board has max ram support of 4x 1GB PC-133 ECC Reg / Non ECC Reg and native P3/EB 933Mhz Slot1 CPU support.
So yeah got something to do then right