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djXternal 9th June, 2006 12:20 AM

Can I get it any faster?
Ok guys well I finally have a spare setup to really try and get a decent clock out of my spare processor, So I began the overclocking process today with new memory (PC3200) since I originally though I was limited on my overclock by the slow speed of my original memory. I managed to run the new memory at 180Mhz stable tested with MemTest.... I changed the multi on the processor (AMD Athlon MP 1600+) to 9x and tried to boot with the settings of 180x9 = 1620Mhz, I have had this successfully running at 175x9.5 = 1662Mhz successfully with my old memory so i back the fsb down to 175 and upped the multi up to 9.5, nd it tested stable with prime95, but would not go any higher on the fsb even with a vcore of 1.8v, currently it is aircooled but I have a watercooling setup laying around I'm probably going to hook up on this.

My question is... is there anything I can do to get this clock any faster, will the wc help at all? or is this just as fast as it can manage?

cloasters 9th June, 2006 01:48 AM

It tends to be very hot in Florida during the summer. Water cooling should enable you to go faster.

djXternal 9th June, 2006 02:16 AM

alright well in a few weeks after i move to pa i will start working on installing the water cooling and see if it helps any.... I think just moving to pa will help some

Gizmo 9th June, 2006 03:18 AM

Yeah, it definitely looks like you are CPU limited. Better cooling should help that.

SteveI 9th June, 2006 04:38 AM

Is 8rgm3i a mATX mobo w/ onboard NF2 graphics? If yes, are you using the onboard graphics currently? If the answer is yes, your mobo cannot handle high fsb... You will be limited at 175 to 190 typically.

To confirm this, increase the multiplier to 10, and run at 166 fsb for 1666 w/ 1.7v. If this is stable, start ticking up the fsb a couple of notches at a time... if you get a stable faster cpu speed, increase the multiplier again....

Good luck with that.

djXternal 9th June, 2006 12:06 PM

yes the onboard graphics do seem to be limited to 180Mhz, before my fsb was limited by my RAM which would only get up to 175Mhz, but I will try that today after work to be sure

djXternal 10th June, 2006 12:28 AM

well seems like it might have been the chipset limiting the clock, its running prime95 right now at 166x10 and seems to be fine, I'll up the fsb in a bit after prime has had some time to run

djXternal 10th June, 2006 04:04 PM

well looks like 169x10 is going to be the fastest possible with air-cooling, thanks for the help guys

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