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Created On: 06/03/2011 08:02 AM
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 06/03/2011 08:02 AM
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What im curious about is, possibly Overclocking my system. Not for gaming, in general just for navigating around, editing photo/video's, transferring files, multitasking. What should i try first for tweaking in Windows or BIOS to see the most dramatic affect. Suggestions of purchases would be great also


Here's my current system
Win XP Pro SP3
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ @ 2200 MHz (5.5 x 400)
Asus A7N8X-X
1 GB - OCZ DDR SDRAM PC3200 (200 MHz)
NVIDIA GeForce FX5700 256MB
Samsung SP0802N 80 GB 7200 RPM

Some BIOS settings and other

Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 400
Southbridge nForce2 MCP
Core Voltage Raging from 1.67 - 1.72 V
Core Speed 2205.1 MHz
Multiplier x 11.0
Bus Speed 200.5 MHz
Rated FSB 400.9 MHz

Timings 2-3-3-6
Voltage 2.5 V
Buffered: NO
Refresh: Reduced (.5x)7.8 us

Video Card
nv4_disp ( - nVIDIA Detonator 75.19)
AGP Aperture Size 128 MB

General Stuff
System Resources Free: 40%
Total Sys Memory - 3489 MB
Free Sys Memory - 71%
Total Phys Memory 1025 MB
Free Phys Memory 60%
 06/03/2011 11:46 AM
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Change the RAM timings to 3-3-3-11, command rate (CR) to 1T, in BIOS.
Increase the bus speed to some 210MHz in BIOS, as a start, check if it is stable.
Check the CPU temp, over 60'C with load is not going to very stable for long.

If it is stable go up 1-2MHz at the time until 220MHz bus speed.

Check that you have the RAM slots equipped as dual channel RAM config.

 08/14/2011 06:26 PM
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Thanks go_for. I'll take and prove your reccomendation because I entered to ask a similar question, and my PC systems is very similar. Thanks a lot again.

Miguel Paz
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