266MHz logoI know – I know, I’m a geek! But this is cool: I overclocked my slug. The NSLU2 as supplied from Linksys actually runs the little MIPS IXP420 CPU at 133 MHz, which is half its rated clock speed. You can fix the NSLU2 to run the processor at the full 266MHz by removing a single resistor. I used a 99-cents nail clipper and snip-snip turned my little toy into a TurboSLUG. The Apache server on the slug now hosts a mirror of my website off of a 1-gig flash memory drive. There are no moving parts, so it does that not only very quietly, but now also at unprecedented speeds!

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