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    Hi.

    I have an AMD Barton 2500+ with a MSI K7N2 Delta-L Mobo. I have 512Mb of ram running in duel channel (2* 256MB) and they are both PC2700 DDR 333.

    Question: I see that people are always saying that to overclock, raise your FSB by small increments, the thing is: On my mobo I only have a few choices: 133 MHz FSB, 166 MHz FSB, 200 MHz FSB or 400 MHz FSB. from what I can see, I cant raise it just a little at a time. So, is overclocking out of the question?

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    It wouldn't be out of the question if you had better RAM, but it might not be possible even if you did. Unless there's a newer BIOS or an option you missed that lets you choose every speed between 100MHz and 200MHz, it's probably not possible for you.

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    Can you change your DRAM divider, timings, voltages?
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    Yes, I can change all the rest, but not the fsb [by a little at a time].

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    AH HA! FABULOUS! Ive found out how to set it in small increments (1MHz At a time)

    Now that that is solved, I would like to know what my memory timings should be.

    I have 2 sticks of PC2700 DDR 333 256MB (512 MB Total) Running in dual Channel.

    Current timings are: 7 - 3 - 3 - 2.5

    Thanks for your help.


    I also forgot to ask, why is it that after I raise the FSB Over 180, that windows wont boot up anymore? I get somekind of corupted file error????

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by gameon1313
    I also forgot to ask, why is it that after I raise the FSB Over 180, that windows wont boot up anymore? I get somekind of corupted file error????

    Thanks
    Because the RAM can't run that high, and overclocking the FSB overclocks the RAM, too. You can try putting the timings at 3-4-4-9, but chances are that the RAM just isn't going higher than where it already is.

    Provided you don't do that, change tRAS to 8 and leave all the other timings where they are.

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    Its working for now, Ive tried what you said and I am getting 181 FSB, I will keep trying to go up one at a time and let u know. Thank you buckets!

    ---EDIT---
    Forgot to mention, 43 degree temp. is it too hot? (IDLE)
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    It's a little higher than I like for Idle, but it's fine for now.

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    Well, ive gotten her high enough for tonight. Ive overclocked it to 2.17 GHz at a 48 celcius idle. No, their is no mistake, I did say 48. I know its high, But it will have to do until I get my new cooling system next tuesday. Still not bad for a first timer :D

    Thanks for your help m8. It was greatly appreciated. But you havnt seen the last of me :P Ill stick around, and learn stuff :D

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