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Thread: AD11 Motherboard questions




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    Hi folks. Right now I am running an FIC AD11 MB with and Athlon XP1600. I think I know the answer to this question, but I want o make sure. I see no options for bus speeds beyond the 133 in my bios, nor do I see any options on the MB jumpers for anything beyond 133mhz. Does anyone out there know for sure if thats as far as this thing will go in terms of FSB over clocking? Am I stuck having to unlock the multiplier I the chip in order to squeeze some more speed out of this aging piece of horse poopy?!

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    That uses the KT133A chipset so the highest FSB CPU support is 133MHz but ya should be able to overclock the FSB thru the BIOS if that option exists there.

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    It doesnt:( The highest setting in the bios is 133/33.

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    According to the tweaktown review of the mobo, it does have let you change the fsb up to 150mhz (as stated here)
    Maybe you need to update the bios to the lastest version(if you haven't already)?

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    Yeah I saw that review, but that brings up another question. Do I update using award bios, or do I update from the FIC site. I have done the msot recent FIC update which resulted in no changes to the bios in terms of bus speeds.

    RIght now I have award bios v6.00pg version ABB42. The version ABB42 is a notation from FIC. ABB43 is out but isnt that much older that ABB42. So I have a question. Is there an Award bios out there that I should update to?

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    You only update from the manufacturer's site, FIC in your case.

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    Then I am hosed At least in terms of not having to unlock the multipler on the chip. Oh well, thanks for the feedback.

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    Do ya realise that a good gain in performance can be had by just changin' to a mobo that uses DDR memory?

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    Yeah, I actually have some 2700 DDR (I think) in there now even though I am unsure if the board supports its full speed. Was looking for a simple way to do some over clocking, because if I get a new MB I am just going to build a whole new system from the ground up, which I sadly cant do right now due to financial issues! DAMN THE MAN!:afro:

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