The Quest for 1GHz - Part 1
Well, I guess I should start off by stating that if you do this and your house catches fire, or if something gets nuked inside your pc and you have to ware a Chemical suit while playing an online game, I will not be held liable, and so on, and so on.... in other words, Do this at your own risk.
Ok, now that that’s out of the way, what makes us what to take our systems to the limit, to push every last Electron, Proton, and Atom thru our systems till it begs for mercy? Is it the need for speed, being the top dog, or just for bragin' rights? Well, I won't get all philosophical on you right now, just something to think about. So you want to learn how to take that pile of metal and silicon to the very edge ha? Well I'll tell you how I got a little Intel Celeron II 533MHz to 1,002MHz and beyond with just air-cooling! First, the system spec's
Superpower Landmark KS-299, 250watt, ATX Case
Abit BE6 II Motherboard (BX Chipset, Slot 1) Bios: “BEHSH”
Intel Celeron II 533MHz @ 1,002MHz Overclocked Voltage set to 1.90 in Bios
Iwill Slocket II Adapter, Alpha PAL6035 PPGA Fan/Heat sink
Kingmax (TinyBGA) 256MB PC-133 SDRAM (DIMM)
IBM "Deskstar" DPTA-372050 UDMA/66 @ 20.5GB w/Hard Drive Cooler
Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS @ 32MB (AGP) 5.30 Detonator Drivers
Kenwood "True-x" 72x CD-ROM
HP CD-Writer Plus 7500
Intel Ethernet Express Pro/100+ LAN Management Adapter (PCI)
Intel Ethernet Express Pro/100+ "For Internet connection" (PCI)
Creative Labs PCI128 Sound Card (PCI)
U.S. Robotics 56K Voice INT PNP "For Fax" (ISA)
Microsoft Natural Keyboard and Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer (USB and/or PS/2)
Cambridge Soundworks "Surround Sound" speaker system
Hitachi 21" Super scan elite Monitor
Operating Systems: Windows ME (beta) and Windows 2000 Pro "Duel Boot Configuration"
4 extra fans, 3 extra heat sinks, 2 external air ducts, and no, it doesn’t sound like a 747 taking off, It is very quiet. J
I know this list may seem a little long winded to some of you, but I know it really helps to know what the "other" system components are so you can have a good idea on what parts get along with each other, and what will work at certain speeds. I also think it is very important to note that the goal is not only to have a mean, lean, computing machine, but also to reach a very well balanced system and stability is a high priority. Having a blazing fast CPU will only get you so far, and I have known too many people how think that "just an upgrade on their CPU will turn their system into a Cray Super computer Killer!
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