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Hey, I'm new to overclocking but I need to know how I can do it to an Intel Celeron 2.6 Ghz. Since I have it in an older machine that runs quite slow and I was hoping that overclocking might help.
The primary limitation of the Celerons is a limited L2 cache. In many cases it's only 256MB. That said, you can overclock it til it goes up in a puff of smoke, but today's multi threaded apps will still baffle the s*** out of it.
Celerons are notoriously good overclockers, but the utility of doing so is questionable. It's mostly undertaken in the spirit of, "I'm going to make it go to, xxx GHz", then bragging about it after wards.
The bottom line is, I'm sure you can make it better than it is, but I doubt that will put you where you want or need to go.