Overclocking Pentiums 200->250, 233->290?

Overclocking Pentiums 200->250, 233->290?

Post by Fleet » Tue, 21 Apr 1998 04:00:00


I have an Intel Pentium 200MMX, which I am running happily at 250MHz. I am
using a bus speed of 83MHz and a 64MB SDRAM DIMM. The CPU clock multiplier
is 3 times.

The mainboard is a jumperless one. It will let me use a CPU clock rate
multiplier of up to 3.5 times.

With my P200MMX, I get the same speed using 3,5 times as when I use 3 times.
I assume this is because only the P233MMX is fitted with x3.5 circuitry, Is
this correct?

Next, I want to know if anyone has tried and succeeded or failed to
overclock as much as using a P233MMX with 83MHz bus speed and 3.5 times
multiplier to get 290MHz out of it.

My 200MHz -> 250MHz overclock is fine; no problems at all.

My 2.0.30 kernel compiles in 4 mins 10 secs elapsed time (for the
make bzImage step only) and the system time is about 3.5 minutes. Not
exceptional, these days, but not bad. My hard disks aren't that new,
between 1 and 2 years old, and IDE.

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Overclocking Pentiums 200->250, 233->290?

Post by Kenneth R. Crud » Fri, 24 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:>Next, I want to know if anyone has tried and succeeded or failed to
>overclock as much as using a P233MMX with 83MHz bus speed and 3.5 times
>multiplier to get 290MHz out of it.

I have.

ABit LX-6 V1.1 Rev E MB, multiplier-crippled PII-233, 83Mhz bus speed.

Zero problems with my setup, including an Adaptec 3940U, Linksys EtherPCI,
and Matrox Millennium II AGP.

Apr 23 10:14:07 scott-co kernel: Calibrating delay loop.. ok - 291.64 BogoMIPS


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