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Thread: Should I unlock my CPU




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    I just want to know how many of you are using unlocked CPUs and if or if not why
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    If you have an EPoX 8K3A or better motherboard (or any other quality board that supports the 166MHz AGP/PCI dividers) then lowering the multiplier and goin' to the 166MHz FSB improves performance greatly though with EPoX's new 8K9A KT400 series boards you don't even have to unlock a Thoroughbred CPU to manipulate the multipliers. :devil win
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    well first of all I heard my CPU is only stable upto 1.9 so i figured 166 fsb and my 10.5 multiplier 1.743 but my **** ram is only stable @ 150 fsb even with uping the voltage Memory timings Are 6-3-3-2 so I figured I could leave the fsb @150 and unlock my cpu and change the multiplier to 12.5 = 1.875 which will be reaching its limits i guess BUT I need more ram so I thought I might get 512MBs of Quality DDR 333 and go with my first option and then A spanner got thrown in the works in the BIOS fsb goes upto 200 and so does memory clock and they can also be set out of sync
    IE fsb@166 dram@200 or fsb@175 dram@133 why you would want that option I dont understand but could this help me in the quest to fry my Athlon
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    INTERCEPTOR-XIV (so called because its the 14th incarnation duh) Consists of ;

    AMD Athlon XP 1600+/1400Mhz @ 1900+/1575Mhz (150Mhz FSB 1.750v)
    Jetway V333DA A KT333 Award Bios Revision A04 (VIA 4in1 4.43)
    A-Data 256MB DDR PC2100 (2.6v DIMM)
    ST Labs GeForce4 MX 440 64 MB DDR @ 285/435 (1.6v Detonator 40.72)
    VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio (On Board)
    350W Eagle P4 Certified PSU
    80G Seagate Barracuda IV ST380021A 7200
    40G Western Digital Caviar WD400BB-32CLBO 7200
    10G Seagate U Series V ST310211A 5400
    MSI 48x16x48 CD/RW
    Banksia Wave SP 56 Dual PnP (External)
    3Com 10/100 NIC (Only Installed When Needed)
    Logitech cordless Freedom Optical Mouse, Keyboard and Wingman Game PAD
    WINXP PRO + SP1 300+Apps installed 120 odd Games Minor Glitches Occationally (Due to the 120MB Registry I guess) 3D Mark 6306

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    The last option is a left over from the SDRAM days when memory speeds just plain sucked so it was for backwards compatibility mostly. Get some Corsair XMS3200 or XMS3500 and then ya memory won't be holding you back from that 166/200MHz speed. :devil win
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