Don't ask how to over-clock.
#32795 by Eggenberg4Ever
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:46 am

I've got a bit of a dilemma in that I recently purchased a 1GHz CPU for my Award P3 sys. The printed info on the chip is:

1000/256/133/1.75 & the model # is: SL52R

however, I've only noticed it showing as a 750MHz chip & my BIOS gives the following info:

BIOS Date: 04/25/01
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 04/25/2001-i440BX-W977-GA686BX0C
OEM Sign-On: (2A69KG07) Gigabyte 686BX BIOS Provided by
Chipset: Intel 440BX/ZX rev 2
Superio: Winbond 977TF rev 0 found at port 3F0h
CPU: Pentium III 750 Mhz MAX: 750 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 416 MB
Memory Maximum: 1024 MB
Memory Slot 01: 64 MB
Memory Slot 02: 64 MB
Memory Slot 03: 32 MB
Memory Slot 04: 256 MB.

Is this correct that my current BIOS setup only allows a max of 750MHz? I only updated it in December using the Award Flash-BIOS download that I paid good money for & I'm hoping that they've not gone & done another update in the interim period.
I noticed there seems to be a general frowning upon "overclocking" (whatever the hell that may be; I'm a bit of a novice really :oops: ) so if this query falls into that category then my apologies in advance