As shown on our Pentium-III
info page, upgrading to an 800 or 850MHz processor would more than double
your system speed. Your challenge will be to find a Slot-1
version of this chip, as they are generally only available in Socket-370
configurations these days.
Your best bet is to search
for such out-of-stock items offered by those selling used components.
Note that current pricing on these discontinued processors can range up
to around US$350. If you are considering paying this much for a speed
upgrade, you might instead consider a low-cost Duron & Socket-A motherboard combination. This would provide the same performance
increase, plus allow a longer upgrade path to faster processors in the
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