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so
what im getting from pretty much everyone is that 2.4 is a good oc

do any of you know about ICS 951412, i heard that the fsb maxes out at 220, is this right

o and is clockgen my only choice?
 
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NO clockgen is not your only choice. There is also a program called cool bits.
It probably will not help much though, because the RAM will most likely need to be put on a divider, also the HT will go too far over 1000, and you PSU can't probably provide a stable, consisant amount of power none stop most likely. All three things will affect OC and stability. Your best bet would probably be to buy a new PSU/Graphics card/motherboard. You can do that for probably $400. Don't worry about RAM for right now if money is tight. You can still get a good OC from value RAM, a divider is just needed.
Mobo=$120
Graphic card=$150-170
PSU=$80-100

equals = $350 to $390
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post #13 of 21
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can i still use coobits eventho i use a radeon xpress board?
i dont think so?
 
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o and if i buy a new mobo (ya i was thinkin of this a long while ago) will i have to buy a new win xp cuz i have an hp?
 
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...will i have to buy a new win xp cuz i have an hp?
No, you can use the hard drive you already have, so no windows xp cd is needed.
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what about all of the drivers, should i install new ones and then later delete the old ones? how about all of the stuff in the registry that will get crapped up?
 
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what about all of the drivers, should i install new ones and then later delete the old ones? how about all of the stuff in the registry that will get crapped up?
You could run a registry clean up and get rid of any of the old drivers that are no longer needed. Some of the new ones that you'll install may delete the older one. Old registry keys will not hurt anything on your system. There just be on there unused, and taking up space, even though they don't take up really that much space.
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hey its stable at Prime95 all day and staying at 40-41c no errors mem test 800% no errors at 219mhz, 221mhz and all hell breaks loose

my bios is locked cuz i have an hp (hey, it was cheap)
do u guyz think a 6800xt 256mb will take me for a year or two? its under a hundred after rebate on newegg

however lame it may sound i got 4900 3dmarks stock with the rad xpress and 5500 oced (finally beat my mobility radeon 7500 32mb lol)

so a new mobo is my only option
hey i have an amd64 3400+ win xp home, ASUS A8AE-LE mobo, Radeon Xpress 200 graphics, 2x512 ddr400 dual channel ram computer (HP A1226N) and i only get 664 on 3dmark05 when I OC to 2.42GHZ,220MhzFSB, 220MhzMem, and 375Mhz for the graphics... am i missing. i am using the free version of 3dmark05...... ?
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You could run a registry clean up and get rid of any of the old drivers that are no longer needed. Some of the new ones that you'll install may delete the older one. Old registry keys will not hurt anything on your system. There just be on there unused, and taking up space, even though they don't take up really that much space.
I couldnt boot after installing my new mobo...
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Hi guys-

im like 1 min new to the forums so hi

i have a san diego 3700+ but i have a proprietory mobo (asus a8ae-le, amberine m, from hp a1310n) i bought it cheap for 529 and it came with 1 gig of dual channel ddr400 and a barracuda 7200 sata 150

so i was happy only to find out that my BIOS is locked, for good, no real ocing for me

im using clockgen, but i max out at 2407 mhz, after that the computer gives a mem error message and the comp reboots

is there any way through windows that i can oc to around 2.6ghz??? how, will my ram handle it? what can i do? can i change my timings to counteract the high fsb through windows?

this is the cpuz link:
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=86681
I HOPE SOMEONE RESPONDS TO THIS [ANYONE] I HAVE THE SAME MOBO AND CANT FIND THE PLL NUMBER TO SET IN CLOCKGEN IVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE.. CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME THE NUMBER TO USE? LOADS OF THANX
    
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