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Thread: Duron Applebred 1.6 Overclock?




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    Default Duron Applebred 1.6 Overclock?

    Hi all,
    I just bought a Duron Applebred 1.6 GHz system on the cheap and am wondering how I might overclock this thing.

    I've never had an AMD system before so I'm pretty much at a loss on this one.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    BTW, It's a ECS L7VMM3 mainboard (from Fry's) w/ AMI BIOS, VIA PM266/KM266 chipset (all this from cpuz).

    Thanks!

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    First things first, don't expect much since it's an ECS motherboard, as you may not even have any OC options. If you can manage to find some, up the FSB by 2-4 mhz at a time, and when it locks up increase the CPU voltage by .05 Also, RAM specs would be nice.

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    Sorry about that. It came w/ 128 MB of PC2700 RAM.
    I managed to track down a BIOS update on the ECS Taiwan site which game me the ability to change the FSB up to 149 mhz.

    Playing with that now..Prime95.

    As I said before, not really sure what I'm doing...figure I need to plop some more RAM in there at some point.

    Thoughts?
    Thanks!

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    If you're running WinXP then I'd be surprised if your system will even run very well with only 128. With XP you'll want 256 minimum and would recommend 512. If you're still running a Win9x system, then 256 will work well as a rule.

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    You really need more RAM as it is. The speed of it should be fine, as I doubt you'll get much over, if any, a 166mhz FSB. You just need more quantity.

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    Okay. Definitely looking to upgrade my amount of RAM...stick with PC2700 then?
    Any brands you all might recommend?
    A need for heat sinks on them?

    Also, yes, from Illinois...Chicago suburbs actually, currently studying at UIUC.

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    PC3200 would really be best if at all possible. Personally I would buy a 512mb stick or twin 256mb sticks of PC3200 and sell the PC2700. Stick with Buffalo Technologies, Corsair, Crucial, GeiL, Kingmax, Kingston, Kreton, Mushkin, OCz, or Samsung.

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    Default 2nd system

    Hmm. Okay.
    Well, here's a question then. This Duron I just purchased is my 2nd system.

    My first one is a Shuttle SS51G w/ P4 2.53 GHz Northwood and 2 x 512MB of PC2700 RAM. I haven't bothered with overclocking this one since it's in such a small box and heat generation could definitely be a problem.

    However, here's the question, would PC3200 sticks be useful in the Shuttle box? thus allowing me to move the PC2700 RAM to this Duron?

    Thanks.

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    Yes, they would leave a large OC'ing headroom in that machine.

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    Default L1?

    Hi all,
    Thank you very much for your input on all of this.
    I was just surfing the net and ran into a program called CPUMSR
    and it talks about changing multipliers via software, but needing an L1 mod?

    I figure you guys probably know a lot more about this than I do.
    Any thoughts? good idea, bad idea? experience?

    Thanks!

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