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OT- found some inexpensive slot one Pentium2's

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by default, Sep 22, 2005.

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  1. default

    default Guest

    There seems to be a lot of 400 and some 450 MHZ slot one pentiums on
    the surplus market. If you are running one of the slot one Celerons
    you might consider changing.

    I had a 300-333 Celeron. I upgraded to P2 and doubled the speed
    (defragging, scanning, burning CDs, graphics rendering, displaying
    video files, etc.)

    The processor I got was a 400 MHZ from BG Micro. I paid $6 for it!
    Saw them on Ebay along with a few 450's in the same price range.

    Unplugged the old Celeron, plugged in the P2, set the bus speed jumper
    from 66 MHZ to 100 MHZ, and set the multiplier jumper from 3.5 to
    4.0, that's all that needs to be done.

    You need your motherboard manual to see if it can use the 400-450
    chip. Your memory should be PC100 or faster (my old 1999 computer
    already had PC133). Motherboard manuals are usually easy to find
    on-line if you didn't get one with your 'puter.

    Pretty incredible speed boost for a mere $6 . . .

    Going from 333 to 400 may not seem worth it, but doubling the speed of
    the front side bus and increasing the cache from 128 to 512 makes a
    world of difference.
  2. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    I remember when an oulet in this city liquidated all its surplus 486DLC chips
    for $2 each, these chips would replace a 386DX and give an approx 1.5X
    integer boost ans a massive 10X floating point boost. (assuming no 387
    was present)

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