Recognizing full processor speed

Compaq Pressario
August 3, 2006 at 10:29:45
Specs: ME, 233/300mhz

Hello,
I have an old dinosaur Compaq Pressario with a 233mhz processor. With a simple change of the jumper, you can also set the processor to either 266 or 300Mhz. I have switched it out for a different processor which is a 450mhz. Problem is, it is only reading at a 300mhz. Is there anything I can do to make it see the whole 450mhz?
Thanks in advance.
~shauna

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#1
August 3, 2006 at 11:07:22

Not if the board restricts it. You can only overclock it as high as allowed by the hardware.

Life is more painless for those who are brainless.


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#2
August 3, 2006 at 14:50:58

The K6-2 recognizes the 2x multiplier setting as 6x...so if you have the option to set the FSB & multi settings separately, try the multi at 2x & the FSB at 75MHz. If that's not possible, is there a jumper setting for 166MHz? If so, try it...it may run the CPU at 400MHz.

BTW, the 233MHz Pentium runs at 2.8v...most K6-2's run at 2.2v. If you can't adjust the CPU voltage down to 2.2v (or at least 2.4v), it won't be long before you fry the CPU.


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#3
August 3, 2006 at 16:21:30

you sure the mobo supports the speed? flashed the bios?

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#4
August 3, 2006 at 17:53:30

CORRECTION:

"If that's not possible, is there a jumper setting for 166MHz? If so, try it...it may run the CPU at 400MHz"

That should have been 133MHz. Sorry.


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#5
August 6, 2006 at 11:56:54

You're lucky it runs at all!

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