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Ran out of FSB adjustment. Mobo time already? :(

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So after learning all or at least enough of the ins and outs of my bios settings, it turns out my sempron and memory can take the maximum FSB of 232. Is it time for a new board already?

If so, what chipset or model would be best value? I have a good power supply picked up an opty when the prices dropped so I would have my next project. My main requirements are SATA, 8x AGP slot and OC adjustments for the opty.

Or should I just put the opteron in the current board? With the clock limits of the board that seems silly.
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Did you lower your multiplier, ht, and memory as low as it will go to find that max fsb? If you did then what opty do you have? One with a 10x multi or higher will give you a respectable but not outstanding oc on that board, any lower and it may not be worth it (example a 2.2 GHz chip runs a 11x multi @ 200fsb= 2200 so a 11x multi @ 232 would give you 2552)
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post #3 of 8
That motherboard has the VIA K8T890 chipset, hence why you can't OC higher.
So yes, new mobo.
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Yes! GEt a new Mobo! I would get a ABit or DFI cause they run well with Semprons!

Here are some good:

DFI LanParty UT RDX200 CF-DR

ABIT KN8 SLI

Or get a Biostar TForce 6100. they OC well too and for thwe price very good mobos!
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is it the max fsb of the motherboard, or of the cpu /memory? theres a big difference
    
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Remember people the object of overclocking is to get more out of what you have. I know the rule is via does not oc well, but he may have the exception to that rule and like I explained above that fsb setting he has allready acheived could mean a respectable overclock. If he wants to shoot for the moon then I agree buy another motherboard but if a 200-300 MHz increase is ok with him then I say keep the one he has.
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks for the input. I have maxed out the motherboard FSB. It is not because of stability issues. There simply is no higher setting available past 232MHZ. This is actually a higher OC than I expected, based on some of the Sempron reviews I had read.

So now I will work more on the memory and see if it reigns in the OC a bit.

thanks again
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Anytime.
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