E-yoooooooo-reka! V1 with VCore modified for a K6-III!
Your first hunch - beefing up the 100K part of the divider - paid off.
For those new to the story, V1 IOs don't have R342 or R343. Turbo3 revealed that R342 = resistor from pin 5 to R343, and R343 = resistor from pin 3 to GND (pin 4). These form a voltage divider that should bring the 2.5V reference down low enough that it can be used with a 2.2V (or lower!) K6-III chip.
When I tried to duplicate his results on my V1, I got _much_ lower VCore numbers than theory would have predicted for the divider network. Most of this thread has been Turbo3 and I looking at my results and saying "WTF?!".
After much WTFing, I managed to get a safe core voltage and successfully boot a K6-III in my V1.
On my V1 with R202 removed:
R342=100K, R343=100K, VCore=0.8V
R342= 10K, R343=100K, VCore=1.2V
R342= any, R343=removed, VCore=2.5V
So I beefed up R343:
R342=100K, R343=750K, VCore=1.97V (woo-hoo!)
R342= 25K, R343=750K, VCore=2.15V
R342= 0K, R343=750K, VCore=2.20V
I had a 1M SMT resistor that fit nicely between pins 3 and 4:
R342=100K, R343=1M, VCore=2.08V
R342=350K, R343=1M, VCore=1.73V
With VCore=1.97V, I was able to boot my K6-III-333 at 200 MHz and verify my VCore as 1.97V and the other voltages in BIOS as within 10% of their normal values. I was running without a heatsink on the CPU, let alone Q16, so I didn't do any serious testing, just enough to make sure it booted.
I suspect I'll be lazy and swap my R342 with a pot and leave R202 empty. (Do you see any thermal issues with Q16 with this route, as compared to setting my VCore_min for 1.7V and using R202 to bring it back up?)
Finally, Turbo3, thanks for all your patience with this. Debugging remotely is bad enough, it's well nigh impossible without the actual hardware to play with.
(And I'm still as confused as you are that a ~3:1 divider was fine when the resistances got big enough. Heck, for all I know, when I do my second IO, it'll "work right the first time" with the smaller resistors
Now that I've got a K6-III running in a V1, I'll finalize the K6 hack and start playing with multiplier settings, little heatsinks for Q16, and what-not.