Bij Sharky Extreme is het Celeron Overclocking Artikel ge-update met de resultaten van de pas nieuwe Celeron 500. Deze guide is echt een aanrader, groter en uitgebreider dan deze (20 pagina's) vind je ze niet snel...
So you've got an Intel Celeron of some sort. After you've popped it into your system the first thing you'll want to do is to overclock it, right? Well this guide explains exactly how. Intel has also just released the Celeron 500MHz, which we investigate in terms of its overclocking possibilities.
To lower the cost of the Celeron dramatically, Intel took two large steps. First, they eliminated the 512K 1/2 speed L2 cache that their Pentium II line came equipped with. L2 cache is essential for most Win95/98 business applications to run quickly, so immediately the Celeron was 15 - 20% slower than a Pentium II running at the same core speed when used under business applications. Under light aps and games however, the Celeron performed within 90% of the speed of the much more expensive Pentium 2, at half the cost.
The second step Intel took to lower the cost of the Celeron was to remove it from the "SEC Cartridge" that they used/use for the full-speed Pentium II line. Since the Celeron doesn't have any additional L2 cache modules to protect, the decision was made to mount the Pentium II Deschutes core (minus L2 cache) on a standard small PCB wafer, and allow it to plug right into any "Slot-1" based mainboard.