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Thread: O/C'ing Slot A & MX400




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    I can't think of why I never got around to doing this earlier, but today I overclocked my 2 years old Athlon PC (and good thing too, since I noticed one of the CPU fans was dead).

    Anyway, the specs are:

    Slot A 700 Mhz Athlon Classic
    Gigabyte GA-7VX-1 Motherboard
    Hercules GF 2 MX400 Video
    Hercules Muse XL Audio
    Generic NIC (Realtek chipset, 8029)

    Since I don't have a Goldfinger gimzo, I o/c'ed by increasing the FSP to 110 Mhz (smallest amount possible on the MB, using jumpers).

    That means CPU is now at 770 Mhz
    PCI @ 37 Mhz
    AGP @ 74 Mhz
    and Memory @ 146 Mhz (1.33 x 110)

    I'm pretty sure CPU can handle 770 Mhz (cache ram is probably a bit stretched) but what about the bus speeds? Are they too high, or can the system handle it?

    I did try Quake 3 and 3D Mark 2000 and they worked ok so far.

    Another thing. What is the reasonable amount by which the Herc MX400 card can be overclocked?

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    That's probably as fast as you'll get it to go without gettin' hold of a GFD that has a core voltage adjustment seein' as your motherboard doesn't provide it. You maybe lucky and get the 115MHz FSB to work but that's very unlikely with that chipset.
    But a good job just the same. :thumb:
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    heh yea good job...:)
    damn i missed out on all the fun with goldfinger devices and slot athlons:(
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    Too bad for you. :p My very first O'C was with my Athlon Classic 650MHz. Got it to hum along at 850MHz. I learned a lot from that experience. T-Birds were cake after that.
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    hehe yea good old days:(
    Epox 8RDA+
    xp2100@ 2.46ghz (214x11.5)
    Radeon 9700 pro
    512mb corsair xms3200 5-3-2-2@214
    512k ADSL
    SLK-800 HSF
    SB Audigy + Ultrasone HFI650DVD
    modded case: 2x120mm,4x80mm
    40GB Seagate Barracuda 4
    Sony trinitron 17"
    Antec Trupower 380W
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