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Old 6th September, 2003, 01:13 AM
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please help a newbie (bios settings)

Hi folks - I am building a new computer, and my motherboard and my cpu/ram don't like each other as much as i expected.

I have an athlon 2600+ cpu (thoroughbred core, not barton) so 333 FSB
I have 2 sticks of 256 MB micron ddr2700
and epox 8rda+

i figured all would be well, but motherboard defaults to *very* slow CPU speed, FSB = 100 and thinks my ram is pc333 or something equally slow

when i try to set the fsb the bios *seems* to only go up to 200 - I tried to go into 'expert' (which lets me get up to 250) but ended up locking up so bad i had to jumper-clear the cmos settings

which made windowsXP demand i immediately register.

Could someone *please* tell me how to set the bios to match my equipment? It's been 6 years since i last built a computer, so please be gentle....

Once I get the actual settings I'm *supposed* to be at, then i can worry about sneaking it up a bit (at which point i will reappear full of questions.)



many many thanks

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Old 6th September, 2003, 01:49 AM
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There is an excellent web site @ 8rdafaq.com, that shows you how to set up your board..............take a read, lots of good info there!
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I can't say that Im expert at this stuff but I think what your asking for is how to sync your mem timings with your fsb (which I know gives you fasteset results on Nforce boards).

I hope you know that PC2700 ram is only made for mem timings of 333mhz.....with that said clock your mem there and as well as your fsb (166 - if you want to overclock use the cpu multiplier)....there really not much to setting up the bios 4 the hardware......if you want to push the fsb your gonna have to get better ram.
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Should easily be able to overclock your Central processing Unit CPU. CPU speed is determinded by(Mulitplier) x (fsb)
So a mulitplier of 10.0 and a FSB speed of 100Mhz would give your cpu speed of 1000MHZ
PC2700 has a FSB speed of 166Mhz.
166mhz x 11.0 multiplier gives 1829Mhz true speed.
Whats really confusing for someone not in the know is that amd XP+ processors numbers are rated against pentium equivalents.
Pentium 4 2000Mhz is just that
Where as the AMD 2000+xp processor is judged to be as fast or faster than the pentium 2000mhz. This cerrtainly dosen't work out on a direct comparison but overall its "roughly" accurate.
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The thing you really need to know here is that the 333 thing is your memory speed after DDR, which doubles it. When you set your FSB to 250 you were trying to run your RAM at 500MHz, which it's never going to run at in a million years. Be impressed that you managed to POST at 200MHz, that's a very good overclock for PC2700 (see my sig ).

First thing to do is to go into the BIOS and select "Load Optimized Defaults". This should change your FSB to 166 and your multiplier to 12.5, which is IIRC the settings it should be running at. After that, you should have a look at motherboardfaqs.com and find out how to tweak your BIOS further. Setting memory speed to "100%" rather than "Auto" is a good start, as are most of the Aggressive/Expert settings in the Advanced Chipset section in the BIOS. Have a good read and if there's an option you don't understand, search specifically for it here and you're bound to find a good amount of discussion. Read it and find out the things we all take for granted now (all of us were in your place once whether we remember or not ) Good luck!
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Try a Multiplier of 11 and FSB 190mhz. Then increase the FSB in increments of 1, you should get it up to around 200mhz.
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Crucial PC2700's are not good overclockers. I would not recommend running higher than 180mhz, unless you are raising the voltage. They do not have the same oc potential as the old crucial PC2100's from a couple of years ago.

Keep in mind that your 2600+ CPU default is 12.5 x 166.7 = 2086 mhz.
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