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post #1 of 4
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The topic board BIOSTAR NF520-A2 is not co-operating with me while trying to overclock. I am hoping someone has some experience with this board that can help.

Here is the setup:

AMD 3600+ 1.9GHz
A-DATA 2x512MB DDR2 800MHz
BIOSTAR NF520-A2

I have no operating system currently running on it other than NotFred's Folding Linux creation which is running from a cd/USB thumbdrive combo.

First off I cannot find anywhere, where it tells me the current speed of the processor. Second it does not seem of overclock at all (at least according to my est folding ppd). If there was a way to tell otherwise, please inform me.
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post #2 of 4
I dont have any experience with your board, but mine is a biostar too, so lets see if I can help.

First off, I cant find in mine where the Clock speed is either. the only reference to speed that i can find anywhere is the CPU multi, and that appears to just show what the clock speed is with the stock FSB.
To OC mine, i have to set it to "Manual Overclock" in the bios. I think that it was under "T-Series", whatever it was, it was the last menu on the right before the save and exit screen. Once i was in there and set to manual i could start playing around with stuff. to find the HTT link, i had to poke around. Its under SB to K8 frequency auto, which you need to disable before you can adjust anything. Then the values for the link are in Mhz, not the actual multi numbers ( you can select 200,400,600,800,1000 instead of 1,2,3,4,5). you'll also find the voltage and other things in there. hopefully at least some of this applies to you.
post #3 of 4
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Most of those settings do not sound familiar. I do however have a similar setting that says:

HT<->NB HT Speed and gives me the choices of 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x

Here is a link to where their manual is at. Close to the bottom it shows bios screens with a description of each.
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post #4 of 4
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Well I was finally able to overclock, a little. I upped the CPU Frequency from 200 to 250 and had to change the K8 <-> NB HT Speed setting from Auto to x5. That allowed it to overclock from 1.9GHz to 2.375GHz.

Just an FYI to anyone else that may have the same board.
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