If you have a slow model 3 Duron on your motherboard, then chances are high that you can upgrade to a faster model 8 processor. The model 3 has a maximum FSB frequency of 200 MHz, whilst the model 8 has a maximum FSB frequency of 266 MHz, which can provide a boost if your motherboard is capable of running at such speeds. With an 1800 MHz Duron, you could get a performance approximately to that of a 2 GHz Pentium depending upon the applications you are running.
Duron Model 3
The OPN part number on the chip starts with an “D” to indicate AMD Duron.600 MHz
Duron Model 7900 MHz
Duron Model 81400 MHz
Cost / eBay
Usually eBay is the place where you can find used and new old stock of Duron processors. You can purchase some of the slower ones for less than five pounds as everyone moves over to faster processors. These processors have lower power consumption, and where power efficiency is more important than speed they usually perform very well.
Super Cooled Experiment
Working in a laboratory, I decided to find the maximum speed at which an unlocked processor operates when super cooled in liquid nitrogen. I discovered that this processor is very fast when super cooled. I wonder if I can break the light barrier by causing quantum tunnelling. Perhaps, I could send a message to myself in the past! Stay tuned!