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increasing system board speed

By qap307901 ·
i am using a pentium mmx pc and i want to inrease
it`s speed from 200mhz to 233mhz or higher.

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by jschein In reply to increasing system board s ...

buy a new processor

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by CG IT In reply to increasing system board s ...

you want to overclock your processor? well my suggestion is visit the overclockers forums. try overclockerscafe.com .

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by TheChas In reply to increasing system board s ...

It all depends on your specific motherboard.

Most MMX series motherboards that I recall required you to set the jumpers for a 133MHz CPU.
The BIOS then recognized the 233MHz CPU and adjusted the clock speed accordingly.

Very few allowed you to overclock the Pentium CPUs.
Intel locked the CPU speed for a number of years because unscrupulous dealers were bench testing CPUs and marking them at the highest speed that they booted at.

You can find used Pentium MMX 233 CPUs for under $10.

Keep in mind that you will NOT see a significant performance increase going from 200 to 233.
The 16.5% speed increase will at best provide an 8% performance boost.

Even at $10 for a CPU, having the "optimum" amount of RAM for your version of Windows will provide a bigger performance boost.

For W95, 98 and Me, I recommend 128 - 196MB of RAM.

For Windows 2000 or XP, install as much RAM as the motherboard supports.

With a little bit of searching, you should be able to find a "bare-bones" Pentium II or better system for under $50

The Computer Geeks

have used Pentium 233MMX CPUs for $8.50

They have a refurbished Pentium III 866MHz system for under $200


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