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Old 02-28-2006, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i am trying to learn how to overclock...i want to try it on my old computer before trying it on something new. My question is am i able to overclock this cpu? Its a Pentium 3 with 868 mhz.
Here are the system specs

Asus CUSI-FX motherboard socket 370
Intel P3 868Mhz
256mb ram
20 gig hd

I know i know its really old....but am i able to overclock this piece of shiiit?

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Old 02-28-2006, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can overclock any CPU. It really depends on your motherboard and the options in the BIOS.

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Old 02-28-2006, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How would i know if i successfully Overclocked my cpu?
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1. If it's clocked higher than 866MHz.

2. If there is a preformance boost in games and applications.

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Old 02-28-2006, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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u need to get a program like cpu-z or everest to see if u actually overclocked something. or u could go to ur system info.
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok i have one more question, my cd rom drive just died on me so i replaced it with a cdrw drive and now it takes longer for my computer to load...meaning after the window load screen it stays black for a long time then goes to my log in screen. Does anyone know why this is? and how i can fix it?
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the core speed changed from 868 to 910. Does this mean i overclocked my cpu? and how do i know if this is stable? Will my CPU over heat or anything?
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, you overclocked it. You will need to test it's stability with Prime95.
so, umm, err yeah
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I went up from 133 FSB to 140 FSB and in BIOS the highest i can go is 150 or something like that. Am i able to go to 150 without my CPU dying on me?
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You need to move it back down to 133 and do some reading first, I think.



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