|The Pentium II OverDrive is a processor upgrade designed for Pentium Pro (Socket 8) based systems. By using the 0.25 micron Deschutes core of the Pentium II, Intel managed to put a quick end to the 16-bit weakness of the Pentium Pro, and in doing so, they also managed to double the amount of L1 cache on the processor to 32KB. The PII OverDrive is nothing more than a Pentium II Xeon on a smaller scale, using the Pentium II's design to place the L2 cache externally off of the CPU, but on a card that would allow it to operate at the same clock speed as the CPU itself. The chip has a built in clock multiplier of 5.0x, and it derives its clock speed based on the motherboard's set FSB frequency, so on a 60Mhz board (150/180MHz Pentium Pro systems) the processor operates at 300MHz, on 66MHz systems (166/200MHz Pentium Pro) at 333MHz.
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