I'm trying to speed up my old system and need to know if I can overclock the cpu.Does this cpu have a fsb of 100 mhz or 133 mhz ? I have a motherboard that supports overcloking, it's a MSI K7T Turbo2 MS-6330 and I'll just have to pull out a jumper. What else do I need to consider before I overclock my system ? Do I need to check what freq. my memory is ? I've never tweaked a system like this before so I need to know everything before I do it. Thanks, Mike
I also did the same thing like you on my duron 900...and it was a very silent system. /sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' />
I guess it has to do with power to your cpu as it has to operate at a higher fq z with every part on motherboard running at the higher fqz. AFAIK OC should be done in small steps so you can turn back if it start to show sign on instability or anything fishy. Turning up FSB to 133 will force the system to "jump up" every part very much in only one step.
WARNING: Do not feed more power to any part of your system as it might damage something, before you fully understand what you have to do. I dont claim I know every bit of OC, so you ought ask around about this to get a better understanding.
All setting must be done in BIOS before you can change anything (jumpers) like how much power CPU should have and which fqz RAM and videocard should have to keep up with this higher FSB setting.
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A 1/3rd overclock is highly unlikely to work on the default vcore. I don't think I'd try to push a Duron 1200 that far anyway. Try a more respectable FSB 105MHz /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />