I want a faster frame rate, will overclocking help?

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Online have read of CPU "overclocking". My 233mhz Intel Pentium MMX a little slow for smooth motion in Flight Simulator and other motion graphics games,need a faster frame rate. Would overclocking of my CPU provide appreciably faster frame rates? What are the downsides of overclocking? How would I do it? Thank you. Lee Warren

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This question was answered on July 27, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Overclocking works well only if you have high quality hardware Their are two ways to "overclock" your system The first way is to raise the bus speed of your system; this is done with jumpers on the motherboard if your motherboard supports it Most of the time you will have a choice of 60 MHz, 66 MHz, 75 MHz, and some boards you can raise to 85 Mhz The second way is to change the core voltage of the cpu, this is also done with jumpers However if you want better performance for your video (faster frame rate) look into a high performance video card If you do decide to overclock your system go in small steps (if your motherboard is running at 66 MHz step it up to the next level same with cpu voltage if you are at 2.8 volts go to 2.9 or 3.0 don't jump to 3.5 volts) If your system seems to crash often after overclocking then set your jumpers back to default settings

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on July 27, 1999