want to Overclock PentiumIII

By dapope57
Aug 1, 2007
  1. I was given a HP Pavillion 8562,PentiumIII 500Mhz processor. I want to learn how to overclock is it the chipset or the processor? It has a Intel (R) Via Apollo Pro/133 Chipset.Is this the Mobo?Could someone give me some info?
  2. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    the Via Apollo pro is just the chipset on the motherboard. You may wan't to find out the manufacturer of the motherboard and get the latest bios. Instead of overclocking a pIII, you may be able to find a faster pIII for cheap. I found two 1ghz PIII's including fans for $25 each for a friend of mine back a few months ago.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You cannot overclock a pentium III. You will not be able to find a fast (over 850 Mhz pentium III that will work in that board either.) Time to spend some money.
  4. dapope57

    dapope57 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks raybay,

    Sounds like you know what you are talking about.I guess it is time to spring for a brand new faster system.My next question to you if you dont mind helping this babe in the woods when it comes to computers is to advice me on how to get this mechine I have to run more efficently sometimes in the middle of running game programs the computer freezes. I've installed as much memory it is designed to use.What can I do?
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Your HP Pavillion 8562,PentiumIII 500Mhz processor is a good machine, but I don't know how to make it faster, except to clean out all programs you do not use. Look at your Processes to see what is running, and which programs use a lot of memory. Remove all software you can that runs in background.
    Your HP was designed as an office and email machine... not a gamer. Pentium III machines are rugged and last forever, but they are not very fast at 500 MHz, and do not change much when you tweak them.
    Be sure your CPU fan is clean, and the blades on your power supply are clean... using Queue Tips and a little alcohol.
    Generally, if it freezes, that is a memory limitation, rather than a CPU... If you have the maximum of 384 MB, you are done. Time to stop eating and walk to work so you can use the food and gas money for a new and better computer...
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    By the way, what OS are you using?
  7. dapope57

    dapope57 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows 98

    I like playing simulation games ,flight sims, war sims,sports games.What would be a good computer to think about getting.Processors,memory size,etc.
  8. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    there is some great pricing on core 2's right now. I would say get 2gb ram. What's your budget?
  9. dapope57

    dapope57 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1000-1200 dollars when I do spring for the new box.

    Is it cheaper to build your own?
  10. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    it can be. My system was $1225 including the monitor:
    my build:
    case: centurian 5 $60 at microcenter
    cpu: e6700 $320
    2gb ram: G. Skill 2gb F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK $120
    motherboard p5n32-e sli: $200
    hard drive: seagate barracuda 320gb $80
    power supply: cooler master 550W $45 after mail in rebate (should have bought better but didn't know better then)
    monitor: samsung 22" widescreen 226bw $300
    speakers: Logitech X-230 $40
    HSF: zalman 9700 $60
    video card: 8600 gt $100 (got for free as b-day gift)
  11. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +107

    I own one of those PIII 500MHz with L2 512KB Caches very quick CPU but to OC it well not going to get that high with it. You can build a new system and have something more powerful.

    1.0GHz - PIII are nothing like P4
    If these were Mobile CPU and it was 800MHz to 1.0GHz you would be okay as to the Mobile runs the same with intel step speed.
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