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 Post subject: Can I overclock my Athlon XP 2000
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:14 pm 
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How would I overclock an AMD Athlon XP 2000+ with the retail fan and heatsink? Is it possible withought changing the fsb? I have a Biostar M7NCD Motherboard and a 512 MB PC2100 RAM Stick

My processor has:
L1 Cache-128 K
L2 Cache-256 K
FSB-133 MHZ
1.67 GHZ
QuantiSpeed Architecture

Would it be possible to make it 2 GHZ? I have Phoenix BIOS and I am able to monitor my tempuratures in BIOS and in windows.

And also is 40-50 Degrees Celsius normal for my CPU?
And is 90 Degrees Celsius the maxiumum tempurature?

Please Relpy!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:56 pm 
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I will advise you to hold back on the overclocking, unless this is some secondary rig.

In this situation, it looks like you have a decent mobo, with the nForce2, which should help with it's AGP/PCI locks. Before overclocking, make sure you LOCK them down.

Also, it looks like your RAM isn't going to help this situation, with the PC2100 rated speed. You'll have to switch up the CPU:DRAM ratios to about 5:4, so your RAM wont be hold you back as much.

40-50 degrees celcius is awesome. looks like 2ghz is possible!

i dont know about how much the XP's can take, but if you have some temperature alarm feature, set it to somewhere around 70C. It should provide you with a good early warning.

Feel free to ask any questions.

One thing i have to ask: Is this a Palomino or a Thoroughbred?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:12 pm 
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i thought my processor was only rated for the 266 mhz RAM that i have?

and also, it is a secondary rig, and plus i have more parts to replace some if i burn up anything.


Well i guess how exactly would i go about overclocking this thing?
And i don't know what you mean by "locking' my PCI/AGP slots?


I have 2 fans that are driving heat out of my case, i can turn these up ur down.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:44 pm 
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Yeah, your processor is rated for the PC2100 RAM you have going on. This means that you'll have to use some CPU:DRAM dividers in your mobo. It'll bump down the speed of the ram, while the FSB is still what it was before.

For example, with 5:4 dividers, you multiply the FSB (133) with 0.8 and you get 106.4. That number means that your RAM is going to run approximately 106/107 mhz, while the FSB stays at 133mhz. Now, your RAM has some headroom and you're free to OC.

Try to get familiar with your BIOS, it'll only give you more confidence and a confident OC is good. You'd also learn some of the options in your bios as well.

By "locking" your AGP/PCI bus, I mean "locking" the frequency of those two buses in place. The nForce2 has this setting, so make sure you turn it on. If not, then you have less headroom.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:55 pm 
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How do i do this dividing thing?

i'm very familar with my BIOS

My AGP\PCIs are locked


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:10 pm 
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If you can't find it, try looking for the option of what speed your RAM will be running at. I guess you'll have to set it to DDR200.


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