Originally Posted by Hybrys
I like your thinking... I just can't deal with slow computers anymore. Even the Pentium D 2ghz I have kicking around is painfully slow. (My new Atom netbook is faster?!?) I used to have some fun with them. About 4 years ago, I OCed a K6 to ~1.2ghz and made it glow.
Anyway, I'm off to 'work'. I have a rough idea of which caps are which, I'll try to put it on the page later or tomorrow. If you can find/snap the back of it too, that would be lovely.
Thanks! Interesting thing: I have a laptop which I do all my internet stuff with, and the cpu in it is a novel device with an interesting story.
It is an Intel Pentium M cpu. in early 2002 or so, the Pentium 4 was brand new and was a pig in regards to power usage and heat output.
They needed a low power (watt), proven chip for the laptop market, so they used the Pentium III Tualatin core.
To avoid embaresing the Pentium 4 product line, they changed the name, added more L2 cache, added some instructions from the Pentium 4, and released the Pentium M. They wanted to release a faster Pentium III and they did. Now, there was another cpu for the mobile market which was a dual core variety. I think it was called "Core Duo" and it is a dual Pentium M core chip. So in every way that matters, it is a dual Pentium III chip! Neat-o.
I researched and read the datsheets on my cpu and chipset, and did the infamous "pin mod". Manipulating a grain of rice sized strand of copper wire was tough, but I did it. Now my 1.8 Ghz Pentium M (III) is running stable at 2.4 Ghz @ 133 fsb. Fresh Artic Silver on the heatsink to replace the metal heattape too. I'm moniterine my temps with a thousand yard stare, I assure you.