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Ok, before this post I did some research and found a GREAT guide for AMD overclocking. I printed it, and followed it.

Sad thing was I could not follow it step by step because my motherboard was being...well lets just say it was not helping any.

I managed to get my CPU to about 2.6GHZ~ from the stock 2.2GHZ~ by only messing with the reference clock. I could not get it any higher because most of my other settings were locked into place.

Now the other day I found that my CD-RW drive was 'broken' and could not read a thing, I removed it and replaced it with an old CD drive.

Well something happened...It caused my overclock to not work...Now when I boot, it would say that the reference clock has been changed and I should reset it, if I continue, it will not use the settings and act like I did not do anything.

So I removed the CD drive and tried again, NOTHING.

Some background info, the system I am talking about should be in my sig. My CD drive is on the same IDE channel as my HD, is this OK? I used to do that with my older systems and it worked perfectly fine.

Also any advice with my motherboard? It is an ECS GeForce6100PM-M2.\\

PS: At the moment I am only worried about overclocking my CPU and maybe my ram. My 8500GT does not seem like overclocking material.

EDIT: Fixed my problem. Sorry everyone.
Edited by Comp112 - 7/1/08 at 3:02pm
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Comp, glad you solved your problem. A few things to note...make sure your using either Orthos or OCCT to test for stability after you overclock. It's always wise to make sure your overclock is nice and stable before you continue to use your machine. A unstable overclock can sometimes lead to data corruption. With Orthos I usually run the blend test at priority 9 for about 8-9hrs. OCCT usually requires less time. I believe the default stress test is 1 hour long.

Check and see what type of core you have. If your 4200+ is a Manchester core then it may require quite a bit of voltage when you start to reach the 2.7-2.8Ghz mark. This is normal for a Manchester core so don't get worried.

Good luck and let us know if you need more help
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stress test it a lot amds are ok overclockers but not great im glad you made it above 2.5 mine got to 2.33 and stopped
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stress test it a lot amds are ok overclockers but not great im glad you made it above 2.5 mine got to 2.33 and stopped
Darth, that's kind of a vague statement. There are some steppings out there that have proven to be great overclockers (per averages). Perhaps you just weren't lucky enough with your processor
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I have a feeling that darthspartan's (LOVE the username, btw ) machine's limiting factor may be the motherboard, actually.

darth, have you tested your motherboard's capability as far as maximum HTT Clock frequency is concerned?

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Perhaps Darth had some difficulties with his BIOS. I just went through the manual for his RS482-M and some of the OC'ing options were very limited. I'm pretty sure I didn't see anything in there that allowed him to change the processor multiplier. Is it me or are ECS boards just not OC friendly

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