Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Sun Nov 12 04:15:00 CST 2006
Chris M wrote:
> --- Julian Wolfe <fireflyst at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> I thought the overclocking craze on the
>>> PC-AT was a lot more interesting, myself...
>> Apparently on the AT model, you needed to have an
>> early (1984) BIOS to make
>> it work, but yeah, I know the CPUs in the one I have
>> are 10MHz bumped down
>> to 6.
> I overclocked the 286 in my ITT XTRA XP years ago (6
> - 8mhz woopy) by replacing the crystal. Worked fine,
> slightly *noticeably* faster. Am not aware of a bios
> dependency for this hack. In fact, later AT's had an 8
> mhz clock.
> I'm a bit behind here. If y'all were talking about
> raising it to some *other* ungodly speed, forgive the interference.
I overclocked a ZX Spectrum by replacing the 14MHz crystal with a
17.73MHz one. Of course everything is derived from this, including
video timings, so I needed to tweak my monitor up proportionately, and
run a cassette player a little bit faster so the tape speed matched.
It made Manic Miner extremely difficult.
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