Prompted by your question, we have now
included some excellent overclocking references on our Overclocking
Given the vintage of your notebook and its Pentium-133
processor, we assume that you no longer have any delusions about warranty
issues. Therefore, you may be able to squeeze some additional life out of
your CPU by boosting your notebook's bus speed and/or CPU multiplier to
achieve up to 166MHz. Check this
site for specific advice.
Note that, as our CPU Comparator shows,
this would only increase your speed by about 10%. And without cooling in
your notebook, overclocking might fry your chip.
Your CPU upgrade options are very limited, as well. Whether in a
320-pin TCP (Tape Carrier Package) or 296-pin SPGA (Staggered Pin Grid
Array), your fastest mobile Pentium option would only be at 150MHz--slower
than your overclocking potential, and good luck finding one. It is also
unlikely that your motherboard would support the lower voltage
requirements of faster Pentium-MMX (up
to 300MHz) processors built in a TCP design, although this might double
your current speed.
To acceptably meet today's software requirements and take advantage of
mobile multimedia, a new notebook would perhaps be a more satisfactory
upgrade option. Consult our Price
Comparison lists and the CPU
Scorecard Store to see if we might have just the notebook you need.