disadvantages of underclocking

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giltheissen

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I want to upgrade my cpu to an AMD K6-2 450 which is the maximum my board will take. As I look at the auctions, I sometimes see 500's going for the same price. If I can buy a 500 for the same price as a 450, can I simply underclock it and use it that way? Any difficulties or disadvantages in doing this?
Thanks -- Gil Theissen
 
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D|sElMiNk

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None at all
you probably won't miss those extra 50MHz, and if anything the chip will be more stable
 
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CTho9305

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the disadvantage is you didn't get that 50 MHz. as they both said, it will run cooler and more stable.

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K6-III

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Your best bet would then be to get a K6-III.


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thugomatic

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Is that the maximum your board SAYS it will take? Look at the documentation and see if you can get the multiplier any higher any way. My k6-2 mb said it could only handle up to 500mhz, but i got 550 running and stable.

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giltheissen

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Thanks for the replies. Interestingly enough, the documentation says it'll go up to 5.0 x 100MHz but when I asked my pc's tech support, they said it would only handle a 450. Never got clarification though and just assumed there was some wrinkle I was unaware of. Guess I'll find out one way or the other soon enough.
Gil Theissen
 
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CTho9305

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well, the CPU remaps the 2x multiplier to 6x on a k6-2+ (maybe k6-iii also) so it could work.

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