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i got a free computer and its a peace of shit. it came with 433mhz celron processor and 256mb of ram. windows 2000 was installed for the o/s. im not looking to spend any money but om trying to get the best i can out of this for a internet computer. im just gonna use it for browsing the internet. ive already installed xp pro. upgraded the memory to 384mb and overclocked the processor to 487mhz.

at 487mhz the computer is fully stable but i want more where that aint much of a increase. when i get the cpu over 500mhz the compuetr will boot but not fnish loading windows. when i reach over 600mhz the computer will start to boot but not even get close to booting up xp. when i reach over 700mhz i get nothing at all. wont even boot up so i can get into the bios.

my question is how can i get more before cooling and stabilty is a issue or am i at the max now?
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if i knew anything about overclocking i would help you
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You're a bit over maxed out. Best bet is to buy a new CPU.
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like i said on the other site i dont wanna spend anymoney. the computer is just for internet browsing. i just wanna get the most out if it that i can
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For free, I think that means you hit the max at 487... Heheheheh I doubt for free you're going to get any better cooler on it. finding the BIGGEST heat sink, with NEW FRESH COMPOUND, and then a huge fan or two is about the best you'll get with out going water cooled ($$$$$), or a new mother board. Celeron is not going to yield you much, sorry to say.
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If the computer is just for internet browsing, then why overclock? The overclocking might be whats causing the problem or it could be that the power supply is insufficient. The factory power supplies are weak. I put a video card in my old Pentium 3 and it was only a small one, but the computer kept shutting down ...was because the factory power supply was so weak. I upgraded the power supply and it was good to go. Could be the overclocking is drawing too much power for the power supply....
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Most OEM based computers back then came with a maximum of 200watt power supplies. You can load up every expansion slot and IDE address up and still have anywhere from 10 to 30 watts to spare. The Xbox hardware specs are double then that PC and only uses a 68watt power supply. As I said on the other forum most people are able to get 30MHz extra on the older celerons.

Best bet is to put it back at OEM settings and toss on a small distro of Unix/Linux. The system will be greatful and don't have to worry about the system slowing down from the harddrive filling up with registry errors, cookies and webpage history. Let alone being victim to viruses and crap.
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the computer its self is not a oem computer. someone built it them selfs back in 99. i got all the recepits and all the booklets for the cpu, mother board, dimm moduels ect..... it is not a gateway, dell or anything like that.

as far as a unix based system im alset. i dont feel like teaching my ol' lady how to use it.

with the system overclocked to 487 and running for a couple hours the system stays in the tempature and voltage threashold. the system is 100% stable
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i got a free computer and its a peace of shit. it came with 433mhz celron processor and 256mb of ram. windows 2000 was installed for the o/s. im not looking to spend any money but om trying to get the best i can out of this for a internet computer. im just gonna use it for browsing the internet. ive already installed xp pro. upgraded the memory to 384mb and overclocked the processor to 487mhz.

at 487mhz the computer is fully stable but i want more where that aint much of a increase. when i get the cpu over 500mhz the compuetr will boot but not fnish loading windows. when i reach over 600mhz the computer will start to boot but not even get close to booting up xp. when i reach over 700mhz i get nothing at all. wont even boot up so i can get into the bios.

my question is how can i get more before cooling and stabilty is a issue or am i at the max now?
Freon on the CPU the colder it is the more you can OC it. But you can't do more if you do you can fried the CPU.
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Other words vapor cooling. Costs way too much and 9 times out of 10 it will cause condensation and get all over the CPU and motherboard and have a end result of a short circuit.
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