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How do I make this slot 1 machine faster

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I use it as a router/ftpd/project machine. I needed a little boost.. my friend sent me a PII 300 and a P3 katmai, the cheapest slowest one(I think 400-450).

 

After some messing around I got it to work, but I can only choose 200, 233, 266, 300, 333 MHz. Is there a way to go higher than that?

 

This machine isn't a retail release. It's an engineering sample from Intel made in the mid 90s, that I now use as a junk machine. A lot of normal stuff(optical drive support, etc), isn't supported. I have no clue what kind of board is in it. I had to use my solder iron through some plastic screws just so they'd come off so I could remove the CPU.

 

It's a slight boost, but the machine still sucks butt. I think if I could get 400 out of it, I could do what I want to do in realtime.

 

Thanks. :)

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Are those speeds listed in the BIOS? If so, try looking for some jumpers or DIP switches on the motherboard, sometimes those give you a wider set of speed settings. What CPU do you have in it right now? I don't think you'll be able to get 400 MHz out of the P2, I think overclocking the CPU also increases the speed of the L2 cache SRAM chips and they don't go very high (they're on a fixed multiplier).

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what speed is listed on the CPU?

 

I still have a slot 450mhz cpu and board and I maybe able to help you out...I can fire it and see what bios options it have...I think it's a Aopen board or a Tyan but I loaded XP to it at one time and it was pretty zippy for a 450mhz pII

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There is a jumper on the board called config, I put it from 1-2 to 2-3 and when I start up I can now choose between 200-333 MHz.

 

I don't know the exact MHz of the PIII but I know it's in the 400s.

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If you look at the top of the P3 it should have some stuff written on it that looks like 450/100/512/2.0. The first number is the CPU's speed.

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being an engineering sample, there probably isn't an updated BIOS... so it looks like you might be stuck at 333 max... are there any indications on the board of a model number?

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