I want to buy a K6 300 or a K6-2 300 for my Asus TX97-XE motherboard. First question is should I go with the K6-2 or just the K6 chip for my board. Second question is what is a safe speed to overclock these chips, and how to do it. This is the first time I will be atempting to overclock so all the help given will be greatly apreciated.
Thanks in advance.
When upgrading try to never step backwards - don't buy an upgrade that is already almost obsolete. If your board can support the K6 -300 (2.2 -2.4 CPU core voltage) then it can support the K6-2 also; go for the K6-2. But don't expect this chip to be a great overclocker - it is average. I do not know the bus speeds of your particular board, but
330s to 360s should be do-able. I have run mine at 4x90=360 on an early FIC 503+, but it GPFed on hot days after extended used.
One more thing - If this will be your first time overclocking, I would suggest that you read Sysopt's available material on overclocking, and make sure that you have your system files backed up. It is quite common to corrupt the Windows 95 registry on botched overclocking. If you already have a utility like Norton's, then backing up your system files and creating an emergency rescue diskett should be a snap. You can also explore your Windows CDROM and should find a utility in the "Other/misc" folder that is called "ERU" for "Emergency Recovery Utility" and run the eru.exe file to create a simple, yet effective, emergency rescue diskett. It has saved my bacon many times.
[This message has been edited by CMonster (edited 02-04-99).]
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