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I have this old laptop "ecafé" with a GEODE LX-800 cpu. Since it's old and I'm not doing much with it I wanted to break some overclocking records and stuff for a overclocking competition.

I installed Windows XP to get some benchmarks done but I don't really know how can I overclock this CPU as there's nothing in the BIOS and I'm not sure software overclocking would work, so if any of you have a clue about it please answer biggrin.gif

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Very unlikely you can overclock that at all. The Geode LX was an improved version of the old Cyrix MediaGX processor, first introduced in the mid-1990s. National Semiconductor rebranded the chip when it bought Cyrix, and later sold it to AMD, who sold the MediaGX as the Geode-GX, then later grafted on a DDR controller to the design and created the Geode-LX.

None of these chips was easy to overclock or particularly able to do so. They were also very slow, because they are based on 1995 CPU and graphics technology integrated into one package; the MediaGX was essentially the world's first "APU" ever made. The CPU section is based on the old Cyrix 5x86, and the graphics were just typical 1995 fare, 2D only.

Some motherboards that used these chips could be adjusted via DIP switches on the board for overclocking, but they're still really slow. I have an old Compaq laptop that runs on MediaGX-233, and it's so slow it can't even run Puppy Linux decently. Anything newer than Win98 crawls on it.
     
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