OCing an Ancient CPU

By me(who else?)
Jun 13, 2004
  1. This is just a little experiment I'm trying. I have some spare Super Socket 7 CPUs (Pentium Pros at various speeds) that I'm attempting to squeeze the highest clock speed out of. Using the Asus board on my second comp (see profile), I can get up to a 4x multiplier and 125 FBS. However, even with slot speed locked and a RAM divider in place, when running at 83.5 Mhz FBS, I suffer from frequent restarts until I raise my VCORE to insane numbers (like 3.5 volts). Does anybody have a way I could push this processor any further?
  2. Raiders

    Raiders TS Rookie Posts: 69

    old school socket 7's really dont offer much,,i also tried to OC the crap out of them ,,raising the core and throwing a mad big Heatsink on'm unless i missed something thats all you can expect.

    Have a blast, after all you are OC'n antiques LOL
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    They're not insane for old CPUs. Even 5 volts was normal years ago.

    The same techniques that are used in overclocking new CPUs apply for old ones too, better cooling & more voltage.
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