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Overclocking a pentium 2

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Can someone describe me the steps in overclocking a really old pentium 2? All i know right now is that it is in an old gateway computer. I would like to know the process in how to do it just for fun. Thank you in advance for any help.
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I would just google it. You can actually make such a pc useful with a linux distro if you need to.
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When you say "really old" Pentium 2, are you referring to the older one that has a clock speed of 233MHz, or are you using really old as an adjective and do not know the clock speed.

Pentium 2's had clock speeds of 233MHz to 450Mhz. You can overclock them this all depends on the motherboard.
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If I remember well, computers from that time, from big name brands, like Gateway, IBM, Compaq, HP, etc, had very specific systems, including sometimes tailor made motherboards with custom BIOS, etc, and in all likelihood it does not have any overclocking features.

I may be wrong, but there is nothing like googling your computer model and see if anything comes up.

Like it was said before, you can still make a useful PC out of it tough. Using Linux for example, or, if it is fast enough (PII running at 400Mhz or 450Mhz), you can even try Windows XP. In either case, you should make sure you have 512MB of RAM. Anything below will make even Linux slow (unless you install one of those distros that have almost nothing in them).
 
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I do not know the clock speed at this time. I will be able to put 512mb ram into it because i have some old sticks that are compatible.

Can you explain to me more the distro is? is that just a certain user customized linux OS?
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