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Created On: 03/21/2005 07:08 AM
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 03/21/2005 07:08 AM
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So anyone have any idea as to how far i can push this chip?

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 03/21/2005 01:35 PM
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It's all trial & error. Your PC2100 is gonna hold you back, plus your board is nothing to right home about either. Ideally, you'd want your CPU unlocked so that you can lower the multiplier, & crank up the FSB.

For example...your CPU is normally clocked at 13 x 133MHz (1733MHz), if it was unlocked AND you had a decent board that supported 200MHz (400FSB), AND you had PC3200 RAM, you would be able to run it at 9 x 200MHz (1800MHz). The overall CPU speed gain isn't significant (67MHz), but the change in FSB speed from 133MHz to 200MHz is DEFINITELY significant!

With that board & that RAM, you'd be lucky to hit 150MHz FSB IF the BIOS allows you to raise it that high. 140-145MHz is probably more realistic. You may need to increase the CPU voltage, RAM voltage, or both. Loosening up the RAM timings will allow it to run at a higher bus speed too.

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