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hey hey, i cant overclock my rig (factory locked) <img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
and.. i noticed AMD have a fancy optimizer program.. is there anything like that for Pentium D's or registry tweaks or anything really..<br />
ohh and does running games with only one core run them faster? because my comp is running gothic3 and most other games **** and hangs in windows sometimes its really really starting to piss me off. i've the latest audio, video, chipset drivers. i dont have any spyware or viruses ive defraged my harddrive<br />
just seems to me its not running like it should <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />. Any help, any at all will get teh lotz0rz of rep! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<b><u><i>ONLY BUMP EVERY 24 HOURS</i></u></b><br />
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Anyway this may be a good tweak for you . <br />
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Get Windows to recognize your L2 cache on your CPU properly <br />
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( Warning: Please back-up your registry before performing this step ) <br />
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By default windows sets the L2 cache of your AMD to zero...yes...0 <br />
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Here's how to get it runnin. <br />
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Go to ''Start>run'' (Windows key + R) then type in "Regedit" <br />
(regedit32 for advanced users as it provides a few more strings to play with)<br />
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Once your here go to ''HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\C ont ro l\\Session Manager\\Memory Management\\SecondLevelDataCache'' <br />
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Now ''Right-click'' and choose modify...select decimal and enter the value of your L2 cache on your CPU...128,256,512...ETC!!!!<br />
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Now restart your machine ...and while you may not notice dramatic effects Overclockers...most processes and applications should be a little quicker. <br />
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This step is By ''PROBN4LYFE''

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Yes this should work for a pentium as its Windows based and should work for all typed of CPU. Also check out my Windows FAQS as there may be a few more things you can do. <br />
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Have you also disabled Intels Speedstep technology in the BIOS ?
 

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what would it be called in the bios? because i dont think speed step is accessible<br />
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And what should i put the value for 2 1mb cores? 1 mb or 2? in hex or dec?
 

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ermm.. sorry im a hex noob. what would the hex be for 2mb please? <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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thanx guys, ok i entered 2048 but i dont really notice much difference its still abit slow.. im gonna run pc mark 05 be right back <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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dude my comp has anew and exciting bug! lol <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> when the cpu goes under heavy load the mouse stutters on screen and any audio i.e teamspeak or mediaplayer becomes all 'cyborg' like like uber stutter.<br />
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Any ideas? <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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It's been doing it for the last 3 days <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> i have the latest chipset drivers but i dont know where to get the bios update from ( i have a award bios v 10W)<br />
think its the power supply?
 

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No not at the moment im on xp pro. This is really bugging me i cant figure it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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and by the way.. that performance seems quite normal to me, as the X700 isn't that powerfull, and so is your cpu <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I have a very equal system (Dell) with a 820D and X300. They run CS:S pretty nice. Try running AQ3 (AquaMark3) and post your results. I'll download AQ3 to my Dell rig later so we can compare.
 

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So if I have a dual core AMD processor and apply this tweak, what should I enter. My L2-chache is 512Kbytes x 2. I'm guessing 1024, but I want to be sure. BTW that is a very useful tip, and once again shame on Microsoft!
 
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