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computer keeps restarting, please help!

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July 4, 2003 9:29:57 PM

I am trying to overclock my CPU to 200 fsb, my current settings (190*11@ 1.75v), but after I increase the MHz to anything over 190, windows will load and after 1-2 minutes it will restart. Can anyone tell me what is causing this? Is this the highest that i could OC the processor? Is there a way to make my CPU faster, or has it hit it's limit?

my system:
AMD XP 2500+
ABIT NF7-S v2.0
slk800-u with vantec stealth 80mm fan
2x 256mb Corsair 3200c2pt
Radeon 9600pro
Windows XP with SP1
Thermaltake Xaser 3 with 420w silent surepower thermaltake PSU


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July 5, 2003 2:04:30 AM

What's your CPU temp at?

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July 5, 2003 2:20:37 AM

I was playing around with my settings a little more and now the max I can get is 200*10.5@ 1.8v. I can run 3DMark03 with no crashing or freezing and prime95 for 4 hours with no restarting. My CPU temp is 50c with ambient temp of 32c. I can't seem to go any higher than 2.1Ghz, Anyone have any suggestions to make it go higher, or is this the highest I can go and stay stable?

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July 5, 2003 5:12:45 AM

Well I don't know, I guess our cores are different, I pushed mine this morning to 12*multiplier and 215FSB, WITHOUT changing the Vcore. CPU Temperature never went close to 40C with 20 loops of pcmark2002.

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