Originally Posted by AlienGamerLT
Well, it's an oldie but goodie...
Until I get my new system setup (2006 Build Project) I'm going to try to overclock my current XP 2400+... In which case I'm going to need a bit of help from all you experienced overclockers (looks in "The Duke"'s general direction)... So to help out, here are my current system specs (just got a gig dimm of PC3200 today, installing tonight).
Asus A7V8X Motherboard (333mhz fsb)
AMD Athlon 2400+ Thoroughbred B (Current 133 x 15 on pc2100)
1024mb x 1dimm Ultra PC3200 DDR400
Ultra X-Connect 500w PSU
256mb BFG GeForce 6800Ultra OC
So tonight (Now that I have a gig dim of PC3200) I'm going to try to overclock it a bit and see what happens. But I could use some help in what settings I should use initially, or any settings that people KNOW are safe to overclock to with the above setup.
I'm thinking of making the new settings: 200 x 10 for a stock speed setting, since the PC3200 is DDR400 and then changing the multiplier from there. My bios has multipliers unlocked up to 18, and the fsb unlocked to 260 (which would obviously fry my boards). So I seem to have a number of options for overclocking...
Would a setting of 200 x 11.5 be too much for the board to safely overclock, as I've seen a number of people easily hit 2.3ghz on this chip. In addition I'm looking at picking up a Thermaltek Big Typhoon and sticking it on the XP 2400+ until I get the new X2 3800+. I'm sure this would help, but I'm not sure if it's necessary at the moment... currently my stock cooler is a 4200+rpm Aluminum Heatsink (about 52+ cfm).
Just looking to hit about 6000pts on 3DMark05 as I've seen a number of XP 2400+ users pulling it off with 2.3ghz+ settings... Currently I'm at 4717 points. Any and all help would be much appreciated as I'm certainly no expert in the field of overclocking...
it was a unlocked one and could use any multi
it was a great chip and allmost riveled my 2600m....which went to about 2.8 Good Luck!!