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    Hi,
    Im not very experienced at overclocking and wanted to ask if its normal that i can push my 3200+ Barton to only 2266 Mhz??

    My config:
    AMD Athlon XP 3200+
    1GB DDR 3200 (2x512)
    Gigabyte 7VT-600 1394
    ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128

    If i raise my CPU core more then 204 then my pc will crash and wont load, ive tried other possibilities as well.

    I have no problems with the cooling my pc runs at 48-50C
    Can anyone give me some tips on how i can push this pc to the limit :)

    Thanks.

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    Your motherboard uses the KT600 chipset from VIA? If so then it isn't a great overclocker to begin with. But you might try raising the VCore about 0.10 above default and raise the memory voltage to 2.7 or 2.8v
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    i managed to get it 2400Mhz by raising the multiplier and the vcore by 5% and the Dimm by 0.2v.

    Can i push it further and can anyone give me some tips?
    btw: is there a way i can burn my cpu. can anyone tell me how can this occur?

    Thanks

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    Though the specific methods are a bit dated, the process of overclocking is still the same. Try checking this out and see if it can get you on the right track. Once you have the knowledge, the rest is simple trial and error. :D
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    thanks for the help so far :)

    But im still getting a problem. My pc is running at 2400Mhz and EVERYTHING works perfect except the graphical applications, such as games and 3DMark. It would be a real pity if i have to go back to 2300Mhz or 2200 Mhz cos i can really see a difference :(

    Can anyone help plz.
    Thanks in advance...

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    Just try testing from 2.3 up to 2.4 by 3-5Mhz increments, risky to take it up 100Mhz at a time like you are doing. Keep increasing by small increments and test stability with 3DMark. If theres no lock-ups or crashes... then keep increasing until you finally do crash. Thats when you stop, just before a lock up or crash...:cheers:
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    im doing it by the multiplier. If i increase it by small incriments it crashes after i increase 60 Mhz :( When i do it by the multiplier it runs perfectly after i increase it by 100 Mhz. I know it doesnt make sense, but thats hot it goes :p

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    The crash with the FSB wouldnt be caused by the processor, but prolly ure memory.:cheers:
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    is there a way i can check if my memory is good or not?

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    Yor memory is "good" if it works. But when you increase the FSB to a higher speed, the memory might not work at all. Thats when the better memory (like Corsair, Kingston, ect) comes into play, by being able to oporate at higher FSB speeds. If you increased the FSB 60Mhz, and you crashed, then and you increased you multiplyer and took it up 100Mhz, than it is your memory. So 1.) Either use multiplyer to overclock or 2.) Buy some better memory with heatsinks on it (Dual channel if possible). You would most likely be able to reach higher speeds overclocking with multiplyer with new, better memory as well. (And always lock your PCI and AGB slots before increasing FSB):cheers:
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