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post #1 of 19
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I currently am using this old PC for a home media server. Main thing it's lacking is CPU power. Hopefully be upgrading it soon, but I'd love to overclock this thing to see what it will do. I can't access anything in BIOS, so I was curious if there's any other way, such as a program, etc. I'm running Ubuntu on the box, along with Virtualbox and a few VM's.
post #2 of 19
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Searching for info on my CPU didn't turn up much. If someone could even point me to a program that would help. Reminder though, I'm running Ubuntu 10 and Virtualbox.
post #3 of 19
Fill in your system specs. Clocking the A64 is pretty simple, you just keep the HT at or under stock speed (by lowering the multiple as needed) and bump FSB, adding VCore as needed. Keep your RAM at or under spec also by manipulating the RAM multiple.
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post #4 of 19
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http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-media-center/1707-3118_7-31660211.html

There's the exact model. Only thing I've done is add 1Gb stick of ram. Now to change any of the settings, how would I go about doing that? Especially since I can't access anything in the bios, and I'm running linux as well.
post #5 of 19
Is you computer custom built first of all? All of the overclocking options are in the BIOS and if you can't have access to it then theres no chance of overclocking it safely.

If for some reason you can't get in the BIOS then try AMD Overdrive. Its a nice tool.
post #6 of 19
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I can get into BIOS, however the FSB speeds and all those are blanked out, and I can't access them. Looks like that tool will work, however it's for windows, not linux. I could use wine, but is there any linux program similar to that, or no?
post #7 of 19
Not to my knowledge. I use Arch myself and haven't seen one. Looks like you're stuck frown.gif
post #8 of 19
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Looks like I found something promising. Whether or not it works well, who knows. The name of the program I found is called TurionPowerControl. Possibly someone who's used it can chime in and let me know if it's any good.
post #9 of 19
AMD OverDrive?

Nevermind
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post #10 of 19
From its Launchpad page it looks like it pertains to undervolting (such as in a laptop) to get more out performance of less voltage. I might be wrong though since I never owned an Athlon or any of the others. Or I could be right and would think it behaves just like the phc kernel module from here.
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