Don't ask how to over-clock.
#1845 by HeraclesMk
Sun May 05, 2002 5:18 pm
Hello (again) friends. :)

I want to upgrade my CPU without changing mobo.

I want to replace my AMD K6 233MHz to a faster AMD K6-3 450MHz.
I don't know what's the maximum CPU speed I could get away with, considering my mobo is a few years behind, but I read that 400 or 450MHz is not impossible.

I just need some hand holding...


Mobo Mfg : ASUS TX97-XE
BIOS Mfg : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID : 11/24/98-82430TX-TX97-XE_C-00
BIOS OEM Signon : #401A0-0112xe-1
Chipset : Intel Triton 430TX rev 1

On the mobo, I have jumpers to set the "CPU External Frequency":
- 50, 55, 60, 66 or 75MHz

I also have jumpers to set the "CPU Bus Frequency Ratio"

- Intel Pentium P54C 1.5x (3/2) 2.0x (2/1) 2.5x (5/2) 3.0x (3/1)
- Pentium P55C-MMX 3.5x (7/2) 2.0x (2/1) 2.5x (5/2) 3.0x (3/1)
- AMD K5, K6 3.0x (3/1) 2.0x (2/1) 1.0x (1/1)
- IBM/Cyrix 6x86(L)(M1) 3.0x (3/1) 2.0x /2/1) 2.0x (2/1)
- IBM/Cyrix 6x86MX(M2) 4.0x (4/1) 4.5x (9/2)

And lastly, jumpers to set "Voltage Regulator Output"
- 1.8V, 1.9V, 2.1V, 2.5V, 2.7V, 2.8V, 2.9V, 3.2V, 3.4V or 3.5V

Also, where could I get such an AMD K6-3 (new or used) on the net or in Holland?

Any help would be appreciated.