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Hey, i was wondering how high can my PII 400mhz go to approxamatly. The max my motherboard can handle is 500 mhz, do you think she could reach that high or do you think i should only bring it up to 450mhz just to be safe. BTW it only goes in 50mhz increments.
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I would try it at 450 and then test for stability. This is the Katmai processor (Slot 1) and since the cache is off chip these were not the most stable processors on the overclock.

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I would try it at 450 and then test for stability. This is the Katmai processor (Slot 1) and since the cach is off chip these were not the most stable processors on the overclock.

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How will i be able to check for stability, i cant even find a program that will monitor the temps.
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How will i be able to check for stability, i cant even find a program that will monitor the temps.
Take the case side off and when you run prim95 you can place your finger close to the fan. You can do an approximation. If you are not erroring in prim95 and the slotted processor case does not feel very hot then you are probably fine and although this is not as useful a method as removing the slot casing and using a thermal diode to test temperatures, it wil work in a pinch.
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Does speed fan not work? I tried to overclock my old PII 300 (66MHz FSB - the second most sought-after PII) once, but my board wouldn't do it, which is odd for a DFI board. However, I know they can only FSB overclock. Does your board have a utility disk?
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I have a 450 Mhz Slot 1 and I want to overclock him but anywhere in the web. Can somebody help me ?
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Seanix boards of that date were Intel built and as such were not installed with overclock abilities.
If it was a 66mhz bus then you could try the B21 trick and move to 100MHz fsb (with the proper 100MHz mainboard) but you are allready on that bus so I don't think there is much you can do.

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Thx Ropey for your answer
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Quote:
Originally Posted by badskater
Thx Ropey for your answer
You're very welcome.

By the way, you can overclock with a slot converter and a Coppermine processor. You could get that machine to around 1.4GHz with a Tualatin converter and a Tualatin processor. It would have to be a Celeron Tualatin to keep within the 100MHz fsb spec but a Celeron Tualatin at 1.4GHz is faster than a Pentium 4 1.6GHz Williamette.

You can find them on ebay.

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i'm so gunna get flamed for this, but why would u bother?
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