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I have this K6-2 which runs at 2.2 V and 300 MHZ

I have heard rumors that it can run 400MHZ with a voltage increase to like 2.6, 2.7.

also would using modern thermal paste like AS5 help temps

I was wondering if anyone remember how to do this lol
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My old K6-2 system had jumpers on the motherboard to set the FSB speed from 66 MHz to 100 MHz or 133 Mhz, it may have had a multi jumper too... that was a long time ago. My dad still uses that old Acer PC to this day to surf the web, I upgraded it to a 550 Mhz CPU from a 366 Mhz. She's got a whopping 256 MBs of RAM if I recall, stock was only 64, lol.

Ahhh, my first store bought PC, good times...
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Yeah most likely jumpers. That's what I did to go from 450 to 500 on mine back in the day.
     
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The overclocking will be done with jumpers. It should be 400Mhz capable around 2.4v if not more. The thermal limit is 70C on this chip and any better TIM than the old junk they used back then would be better. I've still got a 500Mhz AFX K6-2 in my closet I never got to use.
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Just pulled out my K6-2 system with a FIC va503+ mobo the other day. Fun old stuff.
The most I was able to clock a k6-2 was 266 to 333 with no voltage increase. I would imagine you could get a lot out of these chips with the modern advances in cooling.
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Just pulled out my K6-2 system with a FIC va503+ mobo the other day. Fun old stuff.
The most I was able to clock a k6-2 was 266 to 333 with no voltage increase. I would imagine you could get a lot out of these chips with the modern advances in cooling.
Exactly why I bought the 500Mhz AFX K6-2 several years back for a couple dollars. Problem is I don't have any working K6-2 boards. I suppose I could browse ebay but I've got too many PC's and projects as it is.
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yeah, I just picked up a 500mhz chip the other day for this system. ebay, 6 bucks.
Your right, there just isn't enough you can do with this old of a system to peak my interest. The socket A platform is about my limit, before i completely revert to a 4x86 system to mess with in win 3.1 or 95.
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