Posted by Mighty on September 29, 2006, 9:32 amPlease Register and login to reply and use other advanced options
I want to start by saying I am not too computer minded as I just
upgraded memory by 1 gig to increase speed...
..I now know it is the processor speed that increases speed so I would
like to know what is the worst that can happen if I overclock?
I have a amd 3000+ venice running at 1.8ghz - I have read I can get it
up to the late 2ghz so I would like to give this a go... If the worst
that can happen is the processor breaks I will just get the 3700and san
diego but if I can save 80quid I will
Any advice for an idiot will be greatly appreciated (if you can give me
a link to a step by step walkthrough too I would really appreciate that
as I have been searching and to be honest I have come up with nothing)
Thanks for your help
Posted by Wes Newell on September 29, 2006, 10:13 am
On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 06:32:36 -0700, Mighty wrote:
Haven't read it, but looks long enough to cover everything.
Short form. Lower HT speed. Lower base ram speed, increase system
frequency, raise cpu voltage as required.
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Posted by Merrill P. L. Worthington on September 29, 2006, 1:05 pm
From my limited experience, the worst thing is that you'll experience a
series of BSODs, lock-ups and/or memory errors.
Getting the processor to run at 2.0ghz is pretty much a no brainer.
That's barely above 10% increase. You may not even see any difference.
I saw a difference between the 3000 Venice and 3700 San Diego, but it
Posted by Dylan C on September 29, 2006, 3:34 pm
Merrill P. L. Worthington wrote:
I actually ruined a motherboard doing this. I was playing around with
an XP-M 2600+ on an Abit NF7. If I recall, I wasn't even
"overclocking." I was adjusting the FSB and multiplier values to
acheive stock CPU speeds, but at an different FSB speeds.
For example, I think the chip ran at 133MHz*15=2000MHz. I was
benchmarking it at 166*12=2000MHz and 200*10=2000MHz (without any
voltage changes) when suddenly the machine stopped booting. Did alot of
troubleshooting and narrowed it down to a dead motherboard. I've never
heard of this happening to anyone else, so I'm skeptical that it died as
a result of my "overclocking", especially since the CPU was undamaged
and continued to work fine.
However, it did die, and you asked whats the worst that could happen.
Its also worth noting that I had owned the CPU for ~2 years and it had
been overclocked to 2.5GHz for the first 6-12 months, after that time, I
kept it at 12*166.
Posted by chuck on September 29, 2006, 5:26 pm
That's simply because you ran the CPU at an FSB that it wasn't designed for.
I've got an athlon XP 2500+ that has been running as a 2800+ for the past 6
months by simply changing the multiplier from 11 to 12.5. However, if I try
getting the same speed at 11*188 it wont boot. some chips are just finicky
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