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Did you find "AGP/PCI Frequency" in the "Advanced" Config System Frequency/Voltage?
    
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post #22 of 39
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that bios looks exactly like mine but i dont have that agp/pci frequency option...maybe because i dont have k8t800pro? and the multiplier omg i been looking for it ever since last night until now i cant change my muliplier because its not there or maybe its there but under some name im not familiar with
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post #23 of 39
Not sure what your BIOS will display...
I found that link doing a search on your board...
You could try it and see if there are more reviews to get a better idea of what is available in the nonPro version.
I do not believe you have the "lock" in your version and that may be whats holding you back.
I'll look some more too!
    
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my bios has never been updated do i have to update it to get this option?
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post #25 of 39
- About the FSB, I can only get mine up to 235mhz running a 9:10 divider. I cannot get mine past 2.4, it just will not start. Since you have the 3700+ - same core as my 3200+ try running a 9:10 divider with 3.0 VDIMM 1.525 VCORE FSB 230-235mhz with the HTT at 3x

Hope that works!

edit - You might have to adjust your timings, I run mine at 2-3-2-5 @ 230mhz and it seems stable.
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post #26 of 39
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those settings dont work for mine it kept on rebooting over and over again so i had to change it back ....for some reason i cant increase my CPU fsb anymore than 225mhz ...i think that is as far as i can take it ...anything more than that either puts me in safe mode or reboots my comp over and over again...i really think this problem has something to do with that agp/pci frequency or my bios just totally sucks...and i still cant find my multiplier...i dont even think its in my bios at all? anyone wanna help me?? i think i need to update my bios or something but i dont know how or where to begin? i too scared to screw something up
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post #27 of 39
From what i've read, most ram need at least 2.6-2.7 before you start overclocking. Your timing is already loosened a bit, so try increasing your voltage to your ddr closer to 3.0V. Also, if you are getting blue screens or "Missing file(s)" messages, you should increase your Vcore more. The athlon 64 series are a little more power hungry than the rest of amd's lineup. 225mhz is the limit of a lot of generic ram, but your ram should be able to go faster. Try this, run your ram at it's lowest speed (DDR 100) and lower your htt multiplier to 3x. Increase your voltage to your ram to 2.8V or higher, and try to boot your comp, if it still doesn't boot, then your ram is definitely holding you back.
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post #28 of 39
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is there another terminology for vdimm? vdimm does not seem to appear in my bios
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post #29 of 39
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ok i followed your settings and it worked..i think im not quite finished yet but this is the highest ive ever gone and i dont think i can go high anymore

my core speed is now sitting at 2819.4mhz with a multiplier of x12(still cannot find this option in my bios)
my HTT is set at 235mhz
and my vcore is maxed out at 1.75v

please anyone here reading this let me know if im stepping into the danger zone...am i going too far with this now?? is 1.750v for vcore too much???
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post #30 of 39
Try running prime95 for 1 hour and super pi 32m if that passes with under 55c on ur temp then ur good.
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