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Ok, I have a 4200+ X2 at 2.5 GHZ right now and can max it at 2.6ghz. I can most likely get it higher but have no idea how to go about this with my current motherboard, which you can see in my system info below.

Any help on this? The only things I have messed around with is the reference clock (or FSB), so far I have been following I think the Ultimate Overclock Guide.

Also, I would like to get to at least 2.8ghz, ah and last, what is the max I SHOULD be able to get?
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I wouldn't count on 2.8 for a 4200, I have seen a couple get there but very few and far between, I would plan on getting to around 2.6-2.7 and not much more.

Well if you have upped the FSB as far as you can, up the vcore do about 1.45 see what that does, it should allow you to up your FSB a bit farther, I found my sweet spot on mine around 240x11, that got me to 2.64 and for the life of me I couldn't get it any higher.\\

Also, grab CPU-Z, and OCCT and stress test it using OCCT and it will also let you monitor temps, try to keep the temps while stress testing below 55, much higher than that and you risk damaging it.
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If the only thing that you adjusted was FSB, then you should still be able to get some more out of it. What FSB & multi are you running right now? You might be running into ram sability issues, so that means you can play around with vdimm and the ram divider and timings, then you've got vcore and the chipset voltage to play with too. I think you'll get a little higher than the 2.6 that you're stuck at right now.
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Well my motherboard locked the vcore settings or I would have messed with it already, allot of the settings are locked actually. Is there any way around this?

Lets see, Multiplier is at x 11.0 right now.

DRAM frequency is at 361.6 (my ram is DDR2 800) and it is set at DDR 667 in the bios (the 800 option is oddly DDR3...).

Just got the OCC thing, ill use it and get back to you on temps after I re up my FSB to 240 from 230.

EDIT: Looks like i have a new problem, just restarted, and apparently my system detects I have messed with the FSB even a LITTLE and it will force me to reset the settings in the bios, or go into a "safe mode". I am very perplexed as to WHY it would do this.
Edited by Comp112 - 7/1/08 at 3:31pm
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I have the same cpu and had nothing but failure @ x11. Make sure to run a memory test to see how stable your really running.

Raising voltage did nothing but make everything more unstable and hot. Changing memory timings (loosest and tightest) was a waste as well as lowering HT.

So far Im running 240 @ x10 and voltage @ 1.265 with HT still @ x5 and running memory @ stock 800 and untouched timings so far.

I ran a mem test for 3 hours straight nad had 0 errors and the cpu never went above 70c (using pc probe which shows higher temps than bios) under load. I believe I can get it to go higher as long as I keep the temps down.
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Thats kinda odd that some of the features in your BIOS are locked, I dont know if there is any way around that... you might try updating your BIOS and see if that helps. Without being able to change voltage, you'll have a hard time getting farther than you are right now.
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Lower your memory speeds and you might get lucky and get it up to 2.7 or higher. It will be almost impossible w/out being able to adjust your voltages. Good luck!
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Used that OCCT thing and with no OC I would hit about 50c in 1m 30s..Max...

Hmm, is there a way to increase my CPU fan speed? And yeah I will go update my bios right now.
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Just for kicks try x10 and raise the fsb. I had no problems running high clocks @ 11x but that doesnt mean its stable. I can run my cpu at extremely high clocks and take a screen shot but that doesnt mean its 100% stable over time. I run a memory test which totally stresses my system and I run it at a minimun of 3 hours.
    
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