Can I overclock a Pentium 3 processor?

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  1. AshutoshM

    AshutoshM Woody Heavens

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    Hello! I have an old Pentium 3 computer. You can find it's specs
    here: HotShare - Viewing Specs.JPG

    My question is can I overclock it upto 1 Ghz without investing on cooling or I need some cooling devices to
    overclock it. Will it reduce it's life also?
     
  2. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    P3 weren't exactly good at the cooling spec..

    and it's a bit of a stretch to 1ghz...

    200mhz increase is still a 25% overclock which is pretty big even for todays cpus in some respects...

    I'd say it remotely possible.... but i think your motherboard is going to be possibly the hugest issue to get around..

    Considering the age.... although it's indeed a coppermine...... i guess best place to start is turn on the Temperature warning (set it to say 60*C to start) if it has it.... and set your memory speed to a notch lower.. losen the timings.. and if you can... lock your PCI BUS so that you can start bumping up the FSB 5 mhz at a time until you either crash or set of the warning bells...
     

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