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Thread: Athlon 2000+ overclocking




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    I have a amd athlon xp 2000+ and it is a unlocked one and i wanted to know what is the highest multiplier they can go u to
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    Raise the FSB instead....it will give loads better performance than the multiplier.

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    With PC2100 RAM you are probably limited on your FSB speed so in your case the multiplier may be your best bet for stable speed improvments. I'm not very familiar with that motherboard so I'm sorry I can't be more specific.

    You are asking a very specific question ("what is the highest multiplier I can go to?"). There is a specific answer but the only way to find it is to try and see. Every CPU is different and it depends on a great many factors not the least of which is how well you cool the CPU and set the voltage. It also varies from CPU to CPU.

    Someone who has used that particular mainboard can give you much more helpful info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
    Soulburner[/size]]
    Raise the FSB instead....it will give loads better performance than the multiplier.
    Now that's not quite right. :no:

    In fact setup with the right hardware lowerin' the multiplier to raise the FSB even higher comes in even better. ;)

    Sava if ya want to go overclockin' then seriously consider changin' that PC2100 out for some CAS2 PC3200 for starters as the PC2100 is already runnin' at it's spec'd max. Ya mobo is a KT400 based so you'll be able to change from the 12.5 x 133MHz that ya XP2000+ runs at stock to 10 x 166MHz and then proceed from there (my XP1800+ runs at 12.5 x 166MHz = 2.09GHz but my PC2700 is restrictin' the FSB).

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    I con only reach a FSB of about 145. But a weird problem about my ram is that it says it is pc2700 ram in Sisoft Sandra and CPU-Z and says pc 2100 on the ram.
    AMD Athlon XP 2000+
    Gigabyte 7VAX1394
    512MB PC2100 Ram
    Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
    40GB & 80GB HDD
    Lite-On 48x12x48 CDRW
    Creative Inspire 2500 2.1 Speakers
    Windows XP Pro

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    Guess what... my ram is cas6 ddr2100...talking about slow
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    Cas 6, i thought 3 was the slowest, i think u might mean a differnt memory timing...then again i could be wrong.
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    Well Sava, you can always raise the FSB but let the RAM run at it's default speed of 133x2MHz. This isn't always the best solution on AMD systems however.

    My advice is to spend an entire afternoon reading everthing you can find on overclocking AMD systems until you are an expert. Then try some stuff on your system. Then spend another afternoon reading everything you can find on memory timings. And so on.....Browsing these forums and picking out the useful information is a very good place to start.

    In the end the only way to find the best combination of settings is through trial and error. Patience and determination are what you need to prevail.

    Good luck.
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    Everybody always asks the very straightforward question:

    "I have XXX CPU and want to know how much it will overclock"

    This is of course an impossible question to answer and is a clear sign that the person asking is relatively new to overclocking.

    The best advice is to read, read, read. Ask very specific questions in the forums and read some more.

    The CPU itstelf is likely very clockable but it always depends on the rest of the equipment in your system.
    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, Athlon Barton 2500+ with SLK-800 and 4800rpm 80mm fan, ATi 9700Pro(AIW), Dual 256MB Corsair XMS 3200c. Seagate Barracuda SATA. 200MHz fsb with 11X multiplier, RAM latency: 2,2,2,5

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    It is impossible, but giving your cpu, ram name, mobo. Can help with the question. But my answer to you is stop being lazy and try, you learn from experience. :cheers:
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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