I have 2 computers at home, one good and one old. The old one, however, is the only one which works with my remote access to my workplace, so I have to keep it. It doesn't perform very well as I bought it for word processing t university, but over the years I have made a few upgrades to it to keep it useful (Ram, GPU). I decided that what it really needed was for me to replace the old Sempron 2200 processor as the real weak link of the computer, so bought an Athlon XP 3000+ from ebay, as after consulting the motherboard manual, this was the highest rated processor supported.
System set up is this:
ASROCK K7S8X 3.0 motherboard
Athlon XP 3000+
2x 512MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM
The new processor is showing as Athlon XP 2200+ at 1.75GHz in system properties, Belarc, Everest and CPUz. I don't really understand overclocking, and couldn't identify what wasn't right in the BIOS.
My question is how I can get the new processor to work as advertised at 2.1GHz?
Incidentally, I have verified hat the cpu is indeed what I was sold!
Help much appreciated.