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[ale] OT: underclocking?

On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 14:10 -0600, Joe Knapka wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> My FC3 machine quit booting the other day -- NOTHING happens
> when power is applied, except that the fans spin up. I tried
> booting the bare board with just video and RAM, and got the
> same behavior. So I'm thinking that either the Mmotherboard or
> the CPU is shot, but I don't know which.
> The box was a 1.2GHz Socket 370 Celeron on a Gigabyte GX-6VTXE
> mobo, running a 100MHz FSB. I do have another Socket 370 MB here,
> a Compaq Prosignia, but it only supports chips up to 500MHz and
> a 66MHz FSB. Can I reasonably expect that, if my 1.2GHz chip is
> OK, it would work in the slower MB?

Underclocking is almost always OK. You won't damage the CPU by running
it at a lower clockspeed.

HOWEVER!!!  Most newer CPU' use a lower voltage than most older boards
provide. That _will_ trash the CPU. You will need to underclock the CPU
voltage to get it down to what the new CPU will run on.
> Thanks,
> -- Joe Knapka
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