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Hey guys. I obviously know how to OC on an intel system (Pent. D 2.8Ghz @ 3.7Ghz)

But my problem is - I have built a PC for my dad with a Tforce 550 board and a 1.9Ghz Brisbane X2.

I have never overclocked an AMD. I have no idea what hyper transport is lol.
I don't have the PC with me ATM, but I will in a few days. He is on stock air, with AS5. I want to get him to 2.2Ghz or so. Should I be able to on stock air?

How much does an AMD differ, in the way you OC?
Up FSB slowly till it fails, add vcore etc...

Are there any specifics to OCing on the Tforce550?

Thanks in advance guys, I really like these little X2's
    
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2.2 should be no prob.

In addition to the regular stuff, which is the same as with intel, you'd have to look for the 'HT link'. The moment you start overclocking, you'll need to drop this to x4 (or 800MHz).
    
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you'll need to drop this to x4 (or 800MHz).


What the heck... isn't it supposed to be @ 1000Mhz, er, 2000Mhz...
This is what I am so confused about...

I like FSB x MULTI = CLOCK... lol
    
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It's kinda like RAM.

The HTT is 200MHz at stock. The HT link is then 5 x 200 = 1000MHz.

When you overclock, drop it back to x4, or 4 x 200 = 800MHz at stock.

When you overclock, your HTT will increase, and at a CPU speed of 2.2GHz, your HTT will be 232MHz. The HT link is then 4 x 232 = 928MHz.

And 1000MHz or 2000MHz is just two ways to say the same thing. It's DDR, thus 2000MHz is the DDR frequency (just like DDR2 RAM that runs at an external frequency of 400MHz is referred to as DDR2 800).
    
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Hmm. Starting to understand, what exactly does it do?
NB/SB chip speed is what I am guessing?

So it is like a multi for the chipset?
Am I safe to assume it isn't supposed to go over 1000Mhz?
Why does it say 2000Mhz? lol...

Since I can't rep you, *virtual high five* lol

Also going by your numbers is it safe to assume the X2 brisbane 1.9 is a 9.5 Multi?
    
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Hmm. Starting to understand, what exactly does it do?
NB/SB chip speed is what I am guessing?

So it is like a multi for the chipset?
Am I safe to assume it isn't supposed to go over 1000Mhz?
Why does it say 2000Mhz? lol...

Since I can't rep you, *virtual high five* lol
Yeah, it's the link between the CPU and the NB/SB... that's my understanding also

2000MHz... since they like to brag, and list the DDR speed instead of the external frequency (hey, they call DDR RAM also by the DDR speed )

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Good, hope you wouldn't leave me hangin. LoL
    
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read thru the info of TForce 550 threads...there is alot of info here...

you should have no problem with that cpu...

Just make sure you have the latest bios in the board...

also..you'll probably need to change "trfc" in the ddrII timings to 105ns or 127.5ns to get a decent clock (change it for all slots) AsyncLatency seems to work best at 8 but try yours first...

Memtest ver 1.70 is the prefered test version...

just load CPU-Z and keep an eye of the HT and keep it at 1000 or less..makes no difference in performance...
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When I used switched from a Pentium 4 to an Athon X2 I used to think of the HT link as a kind of memory divider. At the end of the day, all RAM is rated for a certain speed and my personal preference is to make sure I keep mine running as close to its default speed as possible. If the RAM runs too high over its rated speed it will bring up errors and sometimes increaseing the RAM's vCore wont help.
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DR Bowtie, you've officially confused me with terms. lol.

Anyway, will I need to touch any of that stuff just to get to 2.2Ghz?
Should I be OK with a stock cooler to get there as well?
The temps on my friends Tforce/Brisbane are WAY wrong... like 13C CPU temp. so I don't know how safe I am.
    
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