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    Question Overclocking question - newbie

    I put together a system w/a 2600 Sempron (1.8 ghz), some 3200 kingston ram and an albatron KX18DS ProII mobo.


    My question is this. I have the cpu stable at 194 FSB @ 1.675v (~2.14 ghz) but why is it that when I push the cpu past 194 - it will post but windows crashes? Am I doing something wrong or is this to be expected? Is there anything I can do to remedy this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.


    PS. If anyone is thinking about picking up this motherboard I would highly recommend it. Having 2 bios' onboard is just an ingenous idea. Also the "voice genie" telling you verbally whats wrong with your setup is a nice time saver.

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    Default Re: Overclocking question - newbie

    What are your temps?
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    Default Re: Overclocking question - newbie

    38-41 idle and < 50 full load

    I'll probably pick up a new HSF next time I'm over at Fry's but for now everything is stable.

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    Default Re: Overclocking question - newbie

    Well the only AMD overclocking experience I ever had was with a K6-2 back in the day, some others might provide better help. All I can say is try upping the voltage just a little bit at a time to see if it changes anything, but you might have found the maximum FSB, you could move on to changing the multiplier.
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHZ 533FSB
    1024MB PC-3200 DDR-SDRAM
    Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
    Foxconn 865-PE6LS Motherboard
    Western Digital WD400BB 40GB, Western Digital WD600BB 60GB Hard Drives
    POWTEC Demon 480W PSU
    Dell UltraSharp 18001FP 18" LCD Monitor
    Windows XP Professional SP2

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    Default Re: Overclocking question - newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by joedemagio
    you could move on to changing the multiplier.
    Not with a Sempron...

    Some slighlty better cooling and voltage increase will get you to the point where your RAM is the limiting factor.

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    Default Re: Overclocking question - newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Not with a Sempron...

    Some slighlty better cooling and voltage increase will get you to the point where your RAM is the limiting factor.
    So AMD started locking their multipliers too eh? Wow guess I'm really not up to date these days....
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    POWTEC Demon 480W PSU
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    Windows XP Professional SP2

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    Default Re: Overclocking question - newbie

    Mobiles are completely unlocked, K8s (A64/Opteron/Sempron) can have reduced multiplier (necessary for Cool and Quiet), and all Athlon 64 FX are completely unlocked. All non-mobile K7s (meaning Semprons) are completely locked and have been since early 2003. But, they're still great for overclocking, even with the locked multis. :)

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