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Old 01-06-2007, 07:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I never ever tried it before.......
but now i think that as there will be no warranty issues as the pc is 6years old , i should try to overclock it.....
yes yes i need help....
anyone....
I have a p3 550Mhz running on a compaq motherboard supporting 100MHz FSB.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is it really gonna matter that much to you?
Even if you pull a nice overclock off the comp's gonna suck. On the other hand though, any improvement is better than nothing right? Go for it if you plan on actually keeping the system, get an extra bit of juice from it.
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If its a proprietary machine, overclocking would amount to soldering switches in the proper places or somehow reflashing the BIOS so that it would unlock the multipliers, etc.

Not worth it IMHO. Put Linux on it and be happy.
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p3s dont OC very well
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It's a compaq motherboard, there are no overclocking options. You also can't unlock multipliers on a P3.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Put Linux on it and be happy.
Which one???/
I tried installing Mandriva from a free installation cd but however i tried i did'nt get the gui........
And also Knoppix does not run because my monitor does not support the frequency range. It gives the message "Out of frequency range. Check PC display Settings?" . It's a compaq too...
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The out of frequency range is a monitor issue. It has to do with the refresh rate errors.

My favorite Linux is Ubuntu. The requirements aren't TOO beefy, and is the most user friendly (ie lazy person friendly) of the bunch.
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p3s dont OC very well
I guess no one else caught on. lol
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yeah. i have checked, cause i wanted to OC one i had, and i found that you couldnt get them to do crap.
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