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The Official OC (OverClocking) Thread!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Praetor, May 1, 2004.

  1. pulse54

    pulse54 Member

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    Praetor,

    I was searching for OC info and saw that you and I have very similar setups. I'm pretty much a newbie and was wondering what timings and multipliers...etc you had? Would you recommend those for me? Thanks!
     
  2. conny119

    conny119 Guest

    praetor could you point me in the direction of a guide to OC my 2200+
    thx
     
  3. 4W4K3

    4W4K3 Guest

    praetor could you...hehe jk. whew the guy is swamped from the sounds of it. i dunno how he does it...but he does it good :handclap:
     
  4. roaper

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    I just bought an amd athlon xp 2500+ it is on a soyo moboard and I have it clocked at 185 bus speed I think :) according to sisoftware sandra it is running at 2.04ghz and 40c/ 104f all with the stock block and fan on the proccesser is this good and can sisoftware sandra be trusted?
     
  5. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Look at my sig :p

    1. Start up the system
    2. Press DEL
    3. Goto "Advanced" --> "Advanced Chipset Features" (or whatever, i'm going from memory)
    Now you have some options:
    - Fiddle with the multiplier (prolly the most ideal option)
    - Fiddle with the FSB value (works too but you have to watch stability as it affects other stuff too)
    - You can also start fiddling with your RAM clocking and timing ... in most cases you'll get more performance if you choose "Optimal" timings and ramp the clock up ... sure it'll take more clock cycles but if you can clock the memory fast enough the "real" time (measured in nanoseconds, rather than 'cycles') will actually drop quite dramatically
    - Save your settings and reboot
    - You may want/need to add some voltage here and there to keep things stable

    Golden Rules of OCing
    - Take it slow
    - Get good cooling
    - Test, test, test... simply booting is not sufficient

    What mobo do you have?

    That's quite impressive for stock :) ... Sandra's a bit synthetic but that's only when it comes to benching... the actual information is good :) (if you want a "second opinion", get PC Wizard, http://www.cpuid.com ... it's free)
     
  6. conny119

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    my mobo is syntax SV266A, i overclocked it a tiny bit bit when i run sisoft sandra it says the temp it too high, wot sort of temp is too high for a retail fan?
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  7. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty much anything. The XP2200, a TBredA should run much cooler than a Palo but stock fans were designed for people who want stock performance. If you want to OC, get an aftermarket fan; in general 70º should be the panic line with 60º as the "quite concerned".
     
  8. conny119

    conny119 Guest

    nice1 im gonna keep this PC runnnin stock thx any way
     
  9. roaper

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    hey praetor my barton 2500+ according to sandra and cpuz is 11.0x is there any way to make this multiplie higher? and where do I get a bigger cpu fan just for feeling of security hehe I might want to run this soyo kv7me board up to the max
     
  10. The_OGS

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    Didn't know Soya has K7VME
    They have a K7VEM - is this your board?
    It uses VIA VT8361 / 686B chipsets and supports only 100/133 FSB.
    Your Barton runs 166 FSB (x11 = 1.83GHz)
    Roaper the multipliers have been locked on almost every CPU for about 10 years now :)
    To overclock yours you will need 200 FSB, good power supply, good memory, and good cooling.
    Then, you get instant XP3200+
    My latest O/C is XP2000+ (Thoroughbred)
    From 133 FSB x 12.5 to 166 FSB x 12.5
    = instant XP2600+ using 1.65v instead of 1.60v.
    Mobo is Asus A7V8X-X, very inexpensive.
    And the AGP/PCI remain a perfect 66/33
    Too kewl eh? Not a Barton though... (only 256k cache)
    But much peppier than XP2000+
    L8R
     
  11. conny119

    conny119 Guest

    sup praetor, i've been surfin the net lookin for mobo's you mentioned for OCing a XP2500+ i've found a few that are in my price range they are

    Soltek SL-KT400A-C price £37.60, $68.86
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Soltek.html

    Asus A7N8X-X SKT £41.93, $76.78
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=49061

    Abit KV7 SKT A KT600 £41.45, $75
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=64797

    Soltek SL-KT600-RL £49.35, $90.40
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Soltek.html

    any advice would be greatly helpful
    thx


     
  12. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Well anything based on the nForce2 chipset is a good buy ... ive not dealt with the Soltek boards (nor have i dealt with SOltek for some time now) but the A7N series is a superb one and is more than capaable of allowing you the OC potential :)

    Edited: stupid copy-paste function didnt paste my response :p (damn laptop keyboards)
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]ASUS A7N8X-X, XP2500+ OC'd to XP3200+
    Samsung 1024MB, PC2700 OC'd to PC3200
    480GB [3x160GB, 7200, 8MB]
    EVGA, GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB

    Rules and Policies: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2487[/small]
     
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  13. conny119

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    i think you've missed some of your reply. just shows even the best make mistakes
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]PS2 burning guide ( not my tutorial )
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/15105
    V4 PS2 with duo chip
    V9 PS2 with swap magic and slide tool(sisters)
    just made member!![/small]
     
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  14. indienemo

    indienemo Guest

    Hi,

    Im new to overclocking, Ive successfully Oc'd ,my graphics card from 250mhz to 300mhz on the GPU clock and memory bus from 333mhz to 400mhz...

    Id like to know how to overclock my CPU, can anyone either point me in the right direction or give me a short tutorial. thanks alot, my specs are as follows:

    CPU Properties
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2157 MHz (6.5 x 332)
    CPU Alias Thoroughbred-B
    CPU Stepping B0
    L1 Code Cache 64 KB
    L1 Data Cache 64 KB
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 04/20/2004-KM400-8235-6A6LYM4BC-00
    Motherboard Name MSI MS-6786

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 166 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 332 MHz
    Bandwidth 2655 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 166 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 332 MHz
    Bandwidth 2655 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type VIA V-Link
    Bus Width 8-bit
    Real Clock 66 MHz (ODR)
    Effective Clock 531 MHz
    Bandwidth 531 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR
    RAM Slots 2 DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN
    Form Factor Micro ATX
    Motherboard Chipset KM400

    BIOS Properties
    BIOS Type Award
    Award BIOS Type Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Award BIOS Message W6786VP6 V1.6 042004 10:14:59
    System BIOS Date 04/20/04
    Video BIOS Date 05/27/03
     
  15. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Heehee yeah, stupid laptop keybaord is the excuse im stickin to :p

    indienemo
    While ive not had experience with that board (nor that chipset for a few months now), I can tell you right away your OCing potentially will probably be noticeably less than on a board bsed on the NF2 chipset. In either case, MSI is a OC-friendly brand and there are essentially two different ways to improve performance.......(hmmmm this sounds familiar ... *goes to look for a link*). Have a read: http://www.computerforum.com/showthread.php?t=1771
     
  16. indienemo

    indienemo Guest

    I was gonna start overclocking today , but my CPU fan isnt anywhere near up to scratch yet my friend says... (my cpu's temp is always between 70-74c, according to the temp diode), and i have good in case cooling! Whats a good CPU fan and what else can you recommend?
     
  17. askyew

    askyew Regular member

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    Thats too darn hot. List your system specs and I am sure we can find something to cool that sucker down.
     
  18. indienemo

    indienemo Guest

    I listed 'em all, in full on the last page.. check em out! thanks
     
  19. conny119

    conny119 Guest

    so praetor wots your advice on those board i listed are any of them any good? Also how many forums are you admin of? where do you find the time?
     
  20. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats PANIC temp.... are you running a stock heatsink?

    See my reply on the previous page ... I actually replied this time :p

    Several

    I dont sleep
     

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