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post #1 of 16
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Sooo...
I've got this AMD Athlon 1.2GHz PC, uses PC133 RAM, One Corsair 256MB PC133 stick, and a Micron 256MB PC133 stick.
I've tried OCing by upping the FSB from 133MHz to 140MHz, wasn't stable... :/ I'm NEW to messing with RAM timings and such hence why I'm making this thread. Also, aida32 reports my CPU as running at 1.75v (I set to that, tried OCing with it at 1.8 or 1.85v before though), however, the BIOS reports it as 1.87v... :/ Is my mobo possibly messed up too somehow? It has 3-4 bulging caps (will be replacing soon).... I'm gonna try flashing with the latest version of BIOS sometime later.


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no offense, but it doesn't exactly sound like the kind of system you want to be OCing...
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no offense, but it doesn't exactly sound like the kind of system you want to be OCing...
How so...?
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dude dont bother, im gonna be straight up your rig is absolute ****e. Overclocking isnt gonna get you anywhere, and are you serious 1.750 volts going through that, that has too be wrong.
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*sigh*
Can't I ask a question without getting flamed for who crappy my machine is?
Seriously, I'm doing this to get familiar with OCing, not for benchmarking or anything... It's my only overclockable rig...
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Originally Posted by dead_j0ker View Post
dude dont bother, im gonna be straight up your rig is absolute ****e. Overclocking isnt gonna get you anywhere, and are you serious 1.750 volts going through that, that has too be wrong.
Your username is quite apt...what a joker. No need to slate the dudes rig.
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Oh dont worry. Athlon XP's were the worst overclockers, i cant even OC mine by 1mhz. But if you still want to overclock it, im willing to help
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Oh dont worry. Athlon XP's were the worst overclockers, i cant even OC mine by 1mhz. But if you still want to overclock it, im willing to help
Just an Athlon. lol. This mobo doesn't support Athlon XP's.

Yea, help would be appreciated.

Before, I think it might've been my RAM not liking being OCed.... :/
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er. if you really want to learn about overclocking, buy a 350$ rig, with a dual core intel processor, a mobo of some kind with unlocked bios, and rams that are great for OC'ing, such as Gskill.

My first rig i overclocked wasn't so great, it was the AMD 4200+, it's 2.2ghz stock, i was about to get it to 2.47ghz, any higher and my comp would freeze

My second rig was the easiest, it's a crappy intel pentium D processor with a 7XX series chipset motherboard (5 series and 6 series are great too, same with the INTEL X(XX) series. I was able to get my Pentium D to 4.2 ghz with minor voltage bump, but i would just keep it at 3.8 or something, since these things die fast if u dont have good cooling.

Here's some tip i learned from overclock.net
If you want to overclock high or decent, get a decent heatsink or water cooling kit
Another tip is, your motherboard, they type of chipset on the motherboard matters too
Tip 3 is, update your motherboard BIOS, before overclocking, thus will increase stability.
Tip4 is, Go to the processor manufactor website to see what's that processor's Max voltage, for example, my Q6600 Max voltage is 1.5V, so i would try my best not to exceed that limit, doesn't matter how good your cooling is, or whatever, the proecssor will eventually give up on you

My pentium D gave up on me because i past teh voltage just by a little. and i had decent cooling on the processor too.

Another thing is, RAM matters in overclocking, if u overclock ur processor, and ur ram happens to be linked, the RAMS will be overclocked too, Unless you unlink it
(not so good with these linking and non linking things)
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er. if you really want to learn about overclocking, buy a 350$ rig, with a dual core intel processor, a mobo of some kind with unlocked bios, and rams that are great for OC'ing, such as Gskill.

My first rig i overclocked wasn't so great, it was the AMD 4200+, it's 2.2ghz stock, i was about to get it to 2.47ghz, any higher and my comp would freeze

My second rig was the easiest, it's a crappy intel pentium D processor with a 7XX series chipset motherboard (5 series and 6 series are great too, same with the INTEL X(XX) series. I was able to get my Pentium D to 4.2 ghz with minor voltage bump, but i would just keep it at 3.8 or something, since these things die fast if u dont have good cooling.

Here's some tip i learned from overclock.net
If you want to overclock high or decent, get a decent heatsink or water cooling kit
Another tip is, your motherboard, they type of chipset on the motherboard matters too
Tip 3 is, update your motherboard BIOS, before overclocking, thus will increase stability.
Tip4 is, Go to the processor manufactor website to see what's that processor's Max voltage, for example, my Q6600 Max voltage is 1.5V, so i would try my best not to exceed that limit, doesn't matter how good your cooling is, or whatever, the proecssor will eventually give up on you

My pentium D gave up on me because i past teh voltage just by a little. and i had decent cooling on the processor too.

Another thing is, RAM matters in overclocking, if u overclock ur processor, and ur ram happens to be linked, the RAMS will be overclocked too, Unless you unlink it
(not so good with these linking and non linking things)
just thought i'd state that an updated bios isnt always a stable one. updating is usually reserved for if you have some stability issues with your rig and everything but bios checks out ok. i would get into that "go buy an intel" thing u just spat out but don't want to interrupt the thread. Good luck original poster.
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