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July 30, 2003 3:31:29 AM

Hi i would really appreciate if people gave me some advice to what i need to overclock and what i should overclock it to right now i got my AMD Barton at 12.5 X 166.3@ 2079 and running at 37c my computer setup is:
AMD Athlon XP "Barton" 2800
Radeon 9800 128MB
Corsair XMS/Low Latency PC3200 400mhz 512MB
Western Digital 80Gig 8mb cache 7200RPM
MSI K7N2 Delta ISLR
Thanks for all your information, and im not really needed the TOP PERFORMANCE just something to brag about, because it did cost me alot of money and i would like some high scores in the benchmarking programs (3dmark2001, 2003, Sandra) thanks for the help!

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July 30, 2003 3:38:54 AM

Also, how do i overclock my video card? i dont see much in bios except AGP apture size (which i set to 256 because i hear to set it half of system ram?) and agp clock control, and when i set that to the max it said it wouldnt post. so i could use some help with video card to

Thanks i really appreciate any help
July 30, 2003 3:42:16 AM

ok here goes

set your multiplyer to 8x....then increase the fsb to 200mhz... restart go into windows make sure everything is stable (it should be because you are using pc3200 mem) next increase the fsb by 4mhz incraments until your computer becomes unstable...once you find instability back off untill everything becomes peachy again..increasing the mem voltage by .1 volts will help give you stability at higher fsb speeds...

Next we move to speeding the cpu up...now that we have found the max fsb/mem speed we start pushing the cpu...set the multiplyer to 10x start windows and make sure everything is stable...then keep uping the multiplyer until you encounter instability...increasing the cpu voltage in small incraments will help get you stability but if the temp goes above 55c under load back off...

Also make sure that you pci/agp frequencies are lockeed before you begin your endevor....have fun!

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
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July 30, 2003 3:43:45 AM

set the agp appature size to 128mb that seems to always provide optimal performance (although arguable). To overclock the video card google a program called powerstrip...

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
July 30, 2003 3:46:58 AM

Rage3d is the best for that I got my Sapphire 9800pro pretty high with that program.

I hate Computers! I could only overclock my Barton 2500+ to 2645mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 475/750. I really hate computers!
July 30, 2003 3:48:37 AM

how should i test stability? and how do i know when things are peachy?

and how to i lock pci/agp freq's?<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by soliex on 07/29/03 11:50 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 30, 2003 4:32:17 AM

download a program called prime 95...run the torture test...if the test generates errors or locks up after an hour then things are not peachy :frown:

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
July 30, 2003 4:51:57 AM

alrighy, thank you for the help!
July 31, 2003 3:12:55 PM

Well im waiting for my Thermaltake Valcano 11 Xaser Edition to overclock my cpu, but i did get my video card at 420/380 which isnt high but ill go higher later
July 31, 2003 3:19:44 PM

hey speeduk how did you get 16k in 3dmark? i got a radeon 9800 and i only get 12k.. and i got mine at 420/360
July 31, 2003 4:10:47 PM

I'm aiming for 20k, I'll probably fail, but worth a try. My dad's gonna help me voltage mod my Sapphire 9800pro, hopefully I can get my core up to 510 or up, and memory, I lost hope in the 2.8ns memory already, if it hit 400 I'll be happy.

I hate Computers! I could only overclock my Barton 2500+ to 2645mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 475/750. I really hate computers!
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