Why are Athlon 64 cpus not good overclockers. Even with newer chipsets that claim AGP/PCI lock they seem to (from all the reviews that I have read so far) get stuck around FSB 220 MHz, 10% above stock speed of the cpu's.
a- is it because the newer chipsets don't make much of a difference since the memory controller is integrated into the cpu. Therefore if the memory controller is unable to run faster than 220 MHz so won't the CPU.
b- one site claimed that the Sata drives can not be used when overclocking, because the agp-pci lock on the chipset ( k8t800 or nforce 3, can't remember which ) don't work for sata channels.
if anyone knows the answer to my question or has other ideas even remotely relevant, pls feel free to post here. thx for all replies already.
Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop
p4 1.7GHz, 1GB DDR-Ram, 40GB hdd, DVD-ROM+External DVD-+RW, connected to a BenQ 17"LCD Display (own LCD display went nuts)
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