OverDrive CPU

OverDrive CPU

A family of earlier upgrade chips from Intel for replacing older 486 chips with faster 486s or Pentium CPUs. In the mid-1990s, separate blue-colored OverDrive sockets were added to some 486 motherboards for future upgrades.
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The workstations are upgradeable to the Pentium OverDrive CPU, allowing organizations to preserve their hardware investments.
In addition to its advanced architecture which delivers superior 16-bit and 32-bit performance, the Evergreen MxPro allows higher clock speed settings than comparable Intel MMX Overdrive CPUs.
Microprocessor expandability has also been emphasized as the new computers offer field upgradability to Intel's 486DX2-50MHz and 66MHz and Pentium-based OverDrive CPUs.