Dude, if you can't offer help, don't. Clearly everyone had to start somewhere.
Now. The reason your cpus is working at 996 is because PIIIs are multiplier locked. That means when you try different multiplier settings, nothing happens.. the cpu's hardwired multiplier takes precedence. The only way to overclock a pentium system is to bump the FSB. Good luck.
A man is offered either infinite wisdom, or infinite money. He chooses the wisdom, thinks for a minute, and realizes he should have taken the money.
It said "requires Windows 95 or better," so I installed Linux.