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Topic Title: AMD Sempron 2400+ Overclocking ?
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Created On: 08/01/2006 03:27 PM
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 08/01/2006 03:27 PM
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Hello forum!

This is first time i came to this forum,though,redirected by google. i want to overclock my AMD Sempron 2400+ system. i've viewed some topics posted earlier but didn't get it as there is some system specification difference. i've downloaded and installed cpu-id and here is what i got from its detection.

CPU-Z Report


CPU-Z version 1.35.

Number of CPUs 1

Name AMD Sempron
Code Name Thoroughbred
Specification AMD Sempron™ 2400+
Family / Model / Stepping 6 8 1
Extended Family / Model 7 8
Package Socket A
Core Stepping B0
Technology 0.13 um
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE
CPU Clock Speed 1666.5 MHz
Clock multiplier x 10.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 166.7 MHz
Bus Speed 333.3 MHz
L1 Data Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Cache 256 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 1666.5 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 64 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Motherboard model MS-7061,
BIOS vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS revision 6.00 PG
BIOS release date 02/16/2005
Chipset VIA KM400 rev. 00
Southbridge VIA VT8237 rev. 00
Sensor chip Winbond W83697HF

Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Status enabled, rev. 3.0
AGP Data Transfer Rate 8x
AGP Max Rate 8x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled

DRAM Size 256 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 166.7 MHz
DRAM Interleave 4-way
CAS# Latency 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 5 clocks
RAS# Precharge 3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 7 clocks
# of memory modules 1
Module 0 Kingston DDR PC3200 - 256 MBytes

Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX version 9.0c


So please help me how can i overclock my system and how much it is safe and feasible.
i hope that tech people out there will answer me in detail.

thanking in anticipation to all viewers and contributors.

 08/01/2006 06:35 PM
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Socket A Semprons are "superlocked" which means you can't change the multiplier. They can be overclocked by increasing the fsb and many sempron 2400s will run at 10x200. Unfortunately your motherboard does not support 200MHz. The max you can hope for safely is around 175. This is because the PCI bus will increase with any increase in fsb. At 175 MHz the PCI bus will have increased to 35MHz from 33.3MHz at 166. 35MHz is considered safe but any higher can risk your hard drive, graphics card, PCI cards and optical drives. So most of your hardware.

Your motherboard is not overclock-friendly. Also you only have 256MB of memory. Get some more. XP pro will be much snappier with an extra 512MB.

MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
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