Overclocking Question


Mar 16, 2009
I was just given a P4 chip from a friend, I think its the 2Ghz model, 400Mhz FSB. He tells me he had the chip from the 2000's and has been running it since, but his motherboard died and I have a S478 mobo so why not give it a try?

I've overclocked it 2.5Ghz, if I keep it at this speed how long will the chip last? (stock voltage)
My old work computer had a 2.0 GHz P4 Celeron in a minimal spec motherboard. My company gave us laptops and said they were no longer going to support the desktop computers. About the only overclocking choice I had was to raise the FSB from 100 MHz. to 133 MHz. (2.0 GHz to 2.66 GHz). Ran fine for about two years until I pulled it out of service.