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Overclocking the Barton 2500+ Mobile

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May 24, 2004 6:24:42 AM

Well for those of you out there who have a lot of experienceing in OCing this processor, I would like some tips/tricks and recommendations as I prepare to build my own OC'd Barton-MP. Specifically I would like to know what your system config is and the settings that have been the best for you. I haven't built a system in about 6 years so there are a lot of things for me to catch up on and I have been doing a lot of research lately. So far, here is what I am looking at for my system.

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR
AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2600+
Thermaltake W0013 Silent Purepower 480W
DFI "LANPARTY NFII ULTRA B" nForce2 Ultra 400 -OR-
Abit NF7-S
Mushkin 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3500 Level One Dual Pack
Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD1200JD, OEM Drive Only
Speeze "WhisperRock II" CPU Cooler, for AMD/ Intel Socket A/ 370, Model "5F263B1M3G"
NEC 8X Silver DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model ND-2500A
Thermaltake Blue Highest Xaser III Super Tower Chassis without Power Supply, Model "V1000D"
LINKSYS 54Mbps Wireless-G PCI Ethernet Adapter w/ Speed Boost, Model WMP54GS


Thanks for your help!
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May 24, 2004 12:03:43 PM

I'd go with the nf7-s. It has a wide range of multiplier and voltage settings for tweaking your cpu. I've had good luck overclocking mushkin memory. I would start out with the multiplier set at 11, and the fsb at 200 with the default voltage of 1.45 and slowly increase. The speeze is fairly quiet, but if you want to go higher, I would suggest one of the thermalright copper heatsinks and a panflo 80-92mm fan.
May 24, 2004 5:43:43 PM

Be sure to take off the fan on the north bridge and reapply the compound there... or replace the fan if you are serious about it (for there is a high percentage of fan failures)... I am so pissed at myself for not doing that before I put my boards in... it almost makes me want to upgrade to a SP-97 just so i have to take my board off..

<font color=red><b>NF7-S/Mobile Barton 2600+
211x11.5 1.808v SLK900A
1GB Corsair XMS PC3200
Sapphire 9500np@9700np</font color=red><font color=black>
NF7-S/Barton 2500+
200x11.5 1.76v
512MB XMS PC2700
XFX Ti4200
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