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FPCH Long Term Member
Feb 7, 2007
South Africa
Hi all i have an old p3 pc which is supposed to be 450MHz ( :) ) but i relized the other day (coz i rarely look at the pc when booting up coz its slooooooow) that its only running at 300MHz (66 X 4.5), i tried changing it to 450MHZ (100 X 4.5) but then it wont boot. I left it now on 300MHz coz its only for storage but i was just wondering why it is running at an slower speed now, coz i know for a fact the CPU is 450MHz. This is not urgent i am just curious.

BTW dont laugh at the spec, i use my laptop for all other things :) lol


FPCH Long Term Member
Dec 17, 2007
I'm thinking that it's either:

1) Not a 450.

2) You might need to change other bios cpu options.

3) There's something wrong with cpu.