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Hey i jus clocked my Athlon 4200 x2 to 2.9gHz

heres the info


http://i13.tinypic.com/4vrenly.jpg

Jus wantin some info from someone with more experence in this think I got it sorted now tho but still seems a bit etchy. Wont let me goto 3.00gHz jus crashes on boot up so i dropped the multiplyer by 2 or 3 and it boots stable also as you can see the HT Link is in the 500Mhz mark wondering if thats good or bad?? Anyway all info and help is welcomed and much appreceated.

Also jus ran PCMark 05 and got a score of 5924, is that good for the CPU??
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post #2 of 11
can you just post the image?

Anyway what is your memory running at? If that is overclocked it may be preventing you going higher - regardless 2.9ghz is pretty good on an AMD chip
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Edited the post with new link.
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OK memory at 210mhz, probably not the culprit but cant hurt to lower and try again. Also ur fine to bump ur HT link one higher
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OK memory at 210mhz, probably not the culprit but cant hurt to lower and try again. Also ur fine to bump ur HT link one higher

yeh lol i jus got this mobo it's a Asus A8R-MVP and i cant find any settings for the RAM it's all auto clockin for that stuff errmm but i can change the CPU manually.
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Ahhh Ok - I have no experience with Asus boards unfortunately but there should be a setting in there somewhere for manual or advanced RAM/DIMM control.

It is entirely possible you have hit the chip limit, many AMD chips cannot get that high and 2.9ghz is an achievement in itself. Dont be too disappointed if you cant hit 3ghz and dont push too hard trying to get there (thanks to my chip being particularly hot I've had to settle for 2.6ghz so far)
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post #7 of 11
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yeh same here lol using this ASUS board has been a learning experience but got to grips with it now only been a few days. Anyway put the HT link up to 800mHz now and booted up good with no sign of unstability yet anyways (touch wood) And I have an idle temp of 34-36 C after boot (Zalman CNPS9700-LED CPU Cooler (Blue LED) ) .
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sounds good mate
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post #9 of 11
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So i finally did it after a few days of tinkering and research but i'v got my cpu @ 2.9gHz and HT at jus over 1000mHz and has been running stable for the past few days. heres the info on temps @ idle and a screenie of CPU-z
http://i11.tinypic.com/4mip3k2.jpg

Oh yeh mabey should mentioned that my RAM is running @ 208.1mHz which is fsb:dram cpu/14 so i think over all thats a potential good clock , what do you guys think?
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post #10 of 11
Awesome! 2.9GHz is definitely nothing to sneeze at and should be able to handle pretty much anything for some time to come. The most important thing is that it's stable at your current overclock. The extra 100MHz may or may not be worth it - it certainly is a milestone achievement - but it shouldn't make much of a worthwhile difference in real world performance if you can't get it stable.
     
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