Thursday, March 27th 2008

OLPC XO's Geode LX 700 CPU Gets Overclocked

Our new day is starting with a lot of processor news. This story again will lead us to the heart of every personal computer, the CPU. Since the start of the One Laptop Per Child project, and its first born the OLPC XO laptop, users were complaining how slow the 433MHz Geode LX 700 CPU was. Now, thanks to the user bdleonard on OLPC News XO Hacks Forum who created a full guide, the OLPC XO CPU FSB and its PC2700 (166MHz DDR SDRAM) memory can be overclocked. Initial tests show that the Geode LX 700 CPU can be pushed up to 566MHz resulting in 30% overall improvement in processor speed over the stock 433MHz. Please know that overclocking may cause stability problems, data errors, and possibly hardware damage, and will generate excessive heat, a concern with the passively cooled XO laptop. Overclock at your own risk!

Complete Guide of OLPC XO Laptop OverclockingSource: OLPC News
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6 Comments on OLPC XO's Geode LX 700 CPU Gets Overclocked

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Hahal, simply brilliant. I imagine with better cooling and ram he could take it higher :roll:
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phanbuey
proof that there is an overclocker in all of us.
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#3
Atnevon
Sending these things to Africa...Heat is already an issue already.


EDIT: To bad....ARTIC COOLING...is about 5000 miles away!!!
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newtekie1
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I'm hooking my to phase...
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regan1985
the fact that all they will be doing is office based programs and using the net they should be thanking people not saying how slow they are!
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newtekie1
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by: regan1985
the fact that all they will be doing is office based programs and using the net they should be thanking people not saying how slow they are!
Saddly, they are barely fast enough for that task. I'm sure the people that recieved them for free aren't complaining, but the ones that paid for it are probably wanting a little more speed out of it.
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