To check out the standard clockspeed and
voltage requirements for a compatible Socket-7 upgrade for your Cyrix
MII-300, see our K6-2 stats page.
Depending on your motherboard, you may need to flash
its BIOS to recognise a new CPU.
If your motherboard can support the K6-2's normal bus speed of 100MHz,
you could double the performance of your current system (see our CPU
Comparator). Even if the maximum bus speed of your motherboard is only
75 or 83MHz (normal for the MII-300), you still may be able to run a K6-2,
though you won't get the same maximum performance out of it.
Whether to upgrade just the processor or your whole system will depend
upon your budget and how much you would like to enjoy today's newest
games. For typical home use, a CPU upgrade would probably be sufficient.
A good source for motherboard comparison and recommendations based on
your budget and upgrade needs can be found at Motherboards.com.