Can I increase my computer’s megahertz?

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I want to upgrade my old Microsoft Windows 98 operating system to Windows Vista.

I have enough disk space to install Vista, but I also need 800 megahertz to run Vista on my computer.

Is there a way to increase my Megahertz so I can run Vista?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #85738

Can I increase my computer’s megahertz?

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Megahertz is the clock speed of your computer. The speed at which it performs basic operations. The only way to increase a computer's megahertz is a rather risky process called over clocking.

Over clocking should only be done by an expert because there is a serious risk of destroying your computer when it is done.

Also over clocking cannot be done on computers that are very old.

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Can I increase my computer’s megahertz?

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Dear Lynnru,

'Increasing megahertz' is an operation called over clocking, a way to 'overpower' your processor, and it is usually done under the risk of burn it –literally. Is a relative simple task, dangerous one, and rarely means a great speed performance.

Provided information is not accurate enough to tell you if you are able to over clock your CPU high enough to be able to install Windows Vista. Anyway, Windows 98 is a quite old operating system which mean you may have a quite old computer, on other words, your computer probably doesn't match the minimum requirement to install Windows Vista. You can try to install Windows XP instead.

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Can I increase my computer’s megahertz?

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Hi Lynnru,

Sorry you cannot install windows vista in your computer because minimum system requirement for installing windows vista is:

800 MHZ processor and 512 MB of system memory. Recommended to run vista smoothly 1 GHZ processor and 1 GB RAM. 128 MB graphics memory I think your computer is very old so you need to upgrade your system so I prefer you install windows XP instead of windows vista and suppose if you decided to upgrade your system install windows 7 instead of windows vista because windows 7 is much better than windows vista  thanks and I hope all your doubts get clarified. Thanks.

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Can I increase my computer’s megahertz?

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First of all, please check the spec of your computer. If the main board of your computer is old, upgrade it first. Then upgrade your processor. Requirements for windows vista is as follows:
 
• Processor: 32-bit (x86) 1GHz
• RAM(Memory): 1GB system memory (for Home basic, you can use 512 MB)
• Disk space: 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB space free (for Home basic, 20 GB)
• Graphics: directX 9 with WDDM and 128 MB graphics memory (32 MB for home Basic)
 
P.S. Just check the current specification of your computer. Upgrading your main board, processor, RAM, hard disk will do the trick for you.
 
I am pretty sure you can change your OS to Windows vista once you did this.
 
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Can I increase my computer’s megahertz?

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Can I increase my computer’s megahertz?

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There is a way to increase your old computer's speed, and that is called Over clocking. This is usually done on your computer's BIOS, through the manipulation of your CPU's multiplier which gives increased system clock speed and the Front Side Bus(FSB). If you know your hardware very well, then you can proceed. But given that your system is the way too old, the chances of system instability and hardware fail are high. I may very well recommend not to continue. 

This method is not intended for normal computer users as one small mistake could render your computer completely useless.

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