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 10/06/2003 04:59 PM
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I have always wanted to ask this question and now it's the time!
To what extend can I overclock my AMD Athlon XP 2500+ while it perform smoothly?
And one more thing nevertheless how would I go about overclocking my processor? I am a complete n00b!

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 10/06/2003 05:18 PM
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You can usually get 2500+ very high, in the 2.2-2.4 ghz range.

It's all chip specific.
It all depends on the quality of the chip, how good your cooling is, and how much voltage you give it.


Overclock it by rasing the FSB as high as you can, while lowering the multiplier in the bios.
Once you find the FSB limit of your board or ram, raise the multiplier higher until it becomes unstable. Back off by .5x or 1x. You might also have to raise the voltage to get a better OC.

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 10/06/2003 05:20 PM
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My average tempt is 20~30 is that good for a good overclock?
And also how?

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 10/06/2003 05:31 PM
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20-30 is very good.


You do all overclocking in the BIOS of your mobo. All the options should be in there.

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I've found that most of the 2500+ Barton's I've played with have hit 2.2 Gz with very little effort (approx 3200+). When used in combo with an Nforce2 board and a decent aftermarket HSF (the stock one will run very hot if the CPU is OC'd) you should be able to reach 11 X 200 FSB and be 100% stable.

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 10/06/2003 05:34 PM
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I saw a section in the manual I think it was the motherboard's. I was tooafraid to try it. But I'll try getting it to 2 GHz. Now what risks are invloved in this?

By the way 20-30 is good? Man I was actually thinking of getting a new fan!

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20-30 is VERY good.


The risk is minimal, but you *could* burn the chip out.
You also void the warranty on the chip, but I personally don't care about that!

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Void Warranty? Not in my wishlist specially when having the risk to burn out the chip. But is there a certain point that is a "safe point" without any risks? (speed)

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I've been overclocking for a long time, and I've never burned out a chip.

More to do with electromigration, but that takes a year or two off the life of the chip.

Besides, do you really want a 2500+ in 10 years?

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Over at Futuremark, it seems most people are getting at least 3200+ level overclocks (11 x 200) from their, at stock voltage too

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 10/06/2003 05:50 PM
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Well I am ready to take the chance but if I get bad luck and it burns I am in trouble.

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QUOTE (Torniojaws @ Oct 6 2003, 05:49 PM) Over at Futuremark, it seems most people are getting at least 3200+ level overclocks (11 x 200) from their, at stock voltage too
Yes, yes we are.

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QUOTE (John @ Oct 6 2003, 05:52 PM) I think you void the warranty the second you start to overclock the processor. AMD can find out easily .
Not as easy as you think...

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 10/06/2003 05:57 PM
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Afaik, there is no way they can find out that you've overclocked the CPU Regardless of brand...

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QUOTE (Torniojaws @ Oct 6 2003, 05:57 PM) Afaik, there is no way they can find out that you've overclocked the CPU Regardless of brand...
Only way they can tell is if you do any physical mods to the chip that can't be reversed.

Like cutting bridges, stuff like that.

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Heh, looks like this board will be Onionized by tomorrow morning



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 10/06/2003 06:13 PM
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If you overclock by manipulating the bridges, you can tell. Otherwise if it's done purely through bios (or jumpers) then there's really no way to tell.
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QUOTE Heh, looks like this board will be Onionized by tomorrow morning 

OK, I'll bite. What is Onionized? Madonion??

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Yeah, ex-MadOnions, now Futuremarkers.

Us.

It's a bit of an inside joke, since whenever there's a new tech forum opened, it's guaranteed that there's immediately a pack of us people from Futuremark forums there

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 10/06/2003 06:20 PM
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Jesus... 30C and lower are great temps! I'm getting about 35C idle, and around the high 40's - low 50's full load!
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