Originally Posted by Joost
How far can i clock my Athlon XP 2200+
It's now running at 13,5*133!
I can make it 13,5*165
But can i make it higher?
It's good cooled with 4 fans!
I've never heard of your motherboard. The only way to overclock that processor would be to raise the FSB like you said. What limits your FSB being raised is something called a "PCI/AGP Lock". This "lock" keeps your PCI and AGP frequencies from changing with respect to the FSB. A board that has a lock, can go from FSB 100 all the way up to 200, with the PCI/AGP frequencies staying at 33/66.
If your board doesnt have a lock, your PCI frequency would raise as you raise the FSB.
- If your FSB equals 133, and your PCI frequency is 33...you can, for the sake of math, say there's a 4:1 ratio for FSB to PCI.
- If you use the 4:1 ratio (which is not the ratio to always use...use only for starting at 133) and increase the FSB up to 165, your PCI frequency will now be ~40Mhz.
Anyone will tell you, 40MHz is bad! It will fry a harddrive, will make a CD drive do spooky things, and in general is just not good for your system.
Oh yeah, and Welcome to the Forums!