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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12/23/05 at 1:50pm