I have a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum MB and a AMD64 3000+ Socket 939 proc. This is my first foray into overclocking so I have tried to read everything possible on the subject. I read through all of the overclocking resources on this site as well as specific information relating to this board, processor and my ram (OCZ 3700 Gold Rev 3, Hynix chips).
I am wondering if anyone has experiece with this board or even this combination of proc and MB and even memory if possible.
My impression was that I would be able to boost the FSB (now referred to the HTT with the nforce3 chipset) until it became unstable to test the limits of the board. However, on boot up I am getting a message when I try to OC the HTT to 220 Mhz that says to reset overclocked settings or continue. If I continue they system reverts to the standard settings. I have been able to get it to 215 Mhz.
Also, I have an Antec True Blue 480 power supply. I thought it was supposed to be pretty good, but when I use CPU-Z to look at the voltage level, it is reading voltage = about 1.392 - 1.408 and not the 1.5 volts that it should be. It is this way even when I dont overclock. Should I be concerned.
I know I have posed a lot of questions, but I have one last one about the AGP/PCI lock. There is a setting for the AGP frequency, but nothing for the PCI frequency. By setting the AGP frequency, does that automatically lock the PCI setting as well?
Any help on these quesitons would be greatly appreciated. If I need to get another new PSU I would need to do so ASAP since I only have 14 days to return the Antec.
Thanks in advance!