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My overclocking barrier that is. I've had trouble going beyond 1.8GHz for my XP 2000+, and I've had no idea why. My first guess was that my vCore wasn't set high enough, in which case I wouldn't be able to do anything about it, thanks to my crap motherboard. However, probing around with CPU-Z reveals that my memory is running at above DDR-400 speeds. My motherboard has this option that will automatically clock the memory at its proper setting. However, it will not change this setting if you raise the FSB. So, at the 152MHz FSB I would need to reach 1.9GHz, my RAM would be running at 218MHz! Obviously my memory can't take those speeds (problem with Kingston ValueRAM), causing my computer to lock up. Is this a reasonable explanation?
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Well, testing that yeilded poor results. Increasing to 152MHz and changing from auto to CPU+33 for RAM caused the stupid computer to hang up after the POST and SATA init. Dropping to 150MHz caused windows to say it couldn't find the system folder. So I just am back at 144MHz and Auto(CPU+66).
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Sounds like your on the right track but the setting on that mobo sound sux0r, sorry to say...
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Have you increased the vdimm to help the RAM along. 2.7 is a safe increase... after that it a gamble.
    
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire
My overclocking barrier that is. I've had trouble going beyond 1.8GHz for my XP 2000+, and I've had no idea why. My first guess was that my vCore wasn't set high enough, in which case I wouldn't be able to do anything about it, thanks to my crap motherboard. However, probing around with CPU-Z reveals that my memory is running at above DDR-400 speeds. My motherboard has this option that will automatically clock the memory at its proper setting. However, it will not change this setting if you raise the FSB. So, at the 152MHz FSB I would need to reach 1.9GHz, my RAM would be running at 218MHz! Obviously my memory can't take those speeds (problem with Kingston ValueRAM), causing my computer to lock up. Is this a reasonable explanation?
Have you checked to see if you have a Palomino core?
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My core's a thoroughbred, and I don't think Newegg was selling any palominos when I built my system last year. Unfortunately Duke, I can't raise the vDimm on my motherboard, nor can I raise the vCore. My motherboard isn't exactly high-end(I bought it because I was trying to build a decent system for undr $450). I would have gotten either an ePox EP-8KRAI or an Abit NF7-S, but that would have brought me over for stuff like thermal compound(came free with the soyo).
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