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hautis Overclocking 486's... fun (82 comments)

After reading that scam, I just had to try it out myself. I was so disappointed to find out it was all crap (I found out when they talked about an SX-25 and anything-over-50 MHz).

After some time, one charred motherboard and a lot of trying, I got a stable 150 MHz AMD 486. Overclocked only from 120, but the board won't allow for any more speed... If I ever get my hands on those 5x86's, I'll make one run on 200 MHz.

Of course I could try to freeze the damn thing and insert a 100 MHz AMD, so I'd get a 150% speed increase... or try an Intel 486/33 on the 50 MHz speed. It worked fine for months clocked on 40 MHz, no heat sink, no fan. Who knows what it can take.

"If you have flaky hardware", it said somewhere in the kernel configurator's help... what the hell does flaky hardware mean anyway?

about 15 years ago

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