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joltcola
08-06-03, 04:14 AM
Hello

Just wondering what you guys suggest on a stable overclock. I've been testing around with my system, but I thought i'd ask what ya'all think.

AMD 1700+XP
SK-7 Thermalright /w Tt SmartFan II
MSI KT3 Ultra 2
Crucial PC2100
GeForce 4 Ti4200 64meg

I rather not unlock the cpu at this point in time , because I think I"m just going to be sticking it into another system for an upgrade. Trying to help out the family and all. Anyways, I just wanna screw around with the fsb and such.

Just wanted to know what you'all thought..


-- jolt

Dazz
08-06-03, 05:54 AM
It depends, is your CPU a T-bred or a Palomino processor?

If it's a Palomino then about 1.66GHz @ 1.85v 150MHz FSB
If a Tbred then 1.83GHz @ 1.75v 166MHz FSB

Your Crucial PC2100 whould do it at 166MHz 2.7v 2.5/3/3/8

joltcola
08-06-03, 06:01 AM
Okay.. thanks for the input daz. I'll try that out. But yah... it is a palomino.

I currently have it at

1.60 ghz @ 1.75v 145 FSB
the pc2100 is set at 2 / 2/ 2/ 6

32 c @ idle. Its doing pretty good thus far. Low temps. I did have some issues in daoc ( dark age of camelot ), where the game would crash. So I dropped the fsb back from 148 to 145Mhz.

Still changing settings around. Seeing what I can get it to easily.

Also.. the 1.66ghz @ 150mhz fsb. How much is that pushing the system? Anything I should be focusing on as problem areas?

thank you! =)

-- jolt

Dazz
08-06-03, 12:25 PM
At 150MHz FSB your PCI card's run at (33)37.5MHz and (66)75MHz AGP so it add's abit of strain on them also you might want to drop your CL settings abit to see if it's you FSB/Processor or your memory thats making it slightly unstable. Or you could try bumping the voltage up to 1.8v(1.75) You processor an't doing bad at default voltage :)

DenverBuc
08-08-03, 05:26 PM
Ok. How much is a "bit" of strain? Does that mean those components are likely to go capput in a very short time? I definitely would not want to hose my 5900u.:eek:

CaptNKILL
08-08-03, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by DenverBuc
Ok. How much is a "bit" of strain? Does that mean those components are likely to go capput in a very short time? I definitely would not want to hose my 5900u.:eek:

Heh, dont mess with FSB when your PCI\AGP speeds arent locked. Its not worth it.

You can fry stuff pretty easily doing that. Heck, you could be corrupting your hard drive right now and you wouldnt know it until it corrupted something important.

Also, how the heck do you have a Palamino running at 32C idle? Let it run for a few hours then check the temps. My 1800+ Palamino ran around 51C idle during the summer with stock HSF, and that wasnt Overclocked!

Are you sure it isnt a TBred B core? Thats what I have and it ran about 32C idle on my NF7-S (for some reason runs about 10C hotter on this mobo... wierd).