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cog7391
03-17-04, 08:57 AM
I just want to get some feedback from this huge forum about my OCing results. I would like to go higher, but unsure of possibilities. here are my sysem specs

Asus A7N8X-DX (older version not revision 2.0) Maybe 1.04, running UberBios 1.04
AMD XP2200+ (1.8/266)
2 sticks of DDR400 Ram 256ea.
400 watt Power Supply
XFX 5900/bios flash 5950
TT Extreme Volcano 12

Heres my results

CPU @166/11.5/1.75v=1.9

This setup is very stable so far. Temps are @40-41 under load. Does anyone think that I should be able to go much higher? I really appreciate everyones feedback. Let me know if I should post any other info.

saturnotaku
03-17-04, 11:59 AM
I'm assuming your processor is a Thoroughbred-B and you were indeed able to change the multiplier on it. With the motherboard you have, you should be able to at least garner 185 out of your front side bus with a bit more voltage tweaking. Unless your temps are around to 60 degree mark, I wouldn't worry about it, though I would advise not pushing processor voltage higher than 1.80v if you're using air.

A7N8X boards of revisions earlier than 2.0 can be awfully tricky about just how far they will let you push a processor. Some will get a 200 fsb no sweat while others will cap out at 185 or lower. This is part of the reason why I don't like Asus stuff in general. The two Abit NF7-S boards I've had (rev. 1.2 and 2.0) have allowed me to meet and exceed a 200 fsb on both a Thoroughbred-B and a Barton. My current Barton is running at 215x10.5 (~2250 MHz) at 1.775v. On a somewhat crappy HSF, my load temps are right around 51-53, which is more than acceptable.

Best way to test your overclock is to download and run Prime95. If you can get through 6 hours with no errors, you're doing all right.