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need help overclocking barton 2600+

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January 20, 2004 9:41:17 AM

I can't pass the 185MHz limit with my CPU, even when I set the Vcore to 1.83v - Windows is crushing when it loads.
When I'm not OCing the IDLE temp is 46~48 C. When OCing the IDLE temp is 51~53 C.

Any Ideas?
Is the temp too high (I'm using volcano 7+)

Thank you.

AMD Athlon (Barton) XP2600+
Abit AN7 Guru
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
512MB DDR 400 Kingmax TinyBGA
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache S-ATA
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM
ThermalTake Volcano 7+
January 20, 2004 11:04:06 AM

46 ~ 48 C seems slighty high for you 2600xp+ cpu when its not even overclocked and idle. My barton 3000xp+ runs at about 39 C idle and about 45 C (Max) load so I dont see why your getting high temps. When mines overclocked to 2,308mhz my idle is about 40 C, load about 45, not really much difference. Whats the air flow like in your case?? As for getting past the 185mhz level you might just have reached the max for your chip, but you could try reducing the memory timings of the multiplyer if you changed them.

My system:
AMD Athlon 3000xp+ @ 2,308mhz 14x166.
Radeon Hercules 9800pro 128mb @ 412/365.
WD 120gb 7,200rpm 8mb cache.
512mb twinmos pc3200 @ 2,2,2,6.
ASUS a7v8x-x Mobo.
January 20, 2004 2:34:56 PM

I have 2 80mm fans in the front taking air into the case and 2 80mm fans in the back taking air out of the case. The case itself is full tower and its very roomy.
My CPU's multiplier is locked. I tried to change the memory timings but it didn't help, I'm not sure how this is relevant because the memory is DDR400 and I'm running it in a lower speed, so why should I change the stock timings?

Thank you.

AMD Athlon (Barton) XP2600+
Abit AN7 Guru
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
512MB DDR 400 Kingmax TinyBGA
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache S-ATA
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM
ThermalTake Volcano 7+
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January 21, 2004 1:44:44 PM

What do you use to get your temperature? I suggest MotherBoard Monitor 5, it will give you "many" different reading, from sensor, diod, motherboard, etc... You might be surprised by how different are those reading.

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January 21, 2004 5:41:22 PM

I'm using the software that came on the Abit utilities and drivers CD to measure the temperature.

AMD Athlon (Barton) XP2600+
Abit AN7 Guru
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
512MB DDR 400 Kingmax TinyBGA
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache S-ATA
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM
ThermalTake Volcano 7+
January 21, 2004 9:23:09 PM

I've just installed MBM 5. IT doesn't work, my board (Abit AN7) is not supported yet. I tried to use the NF7 board settings, but it doesn't work. Is there any other software I can use?

AMD Athlon (Barton) XP2600+
Abit AN7 Guru
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
512MB DDR 400 Kingmax TinyBGA
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache S-ATA
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM
ThermalTake Volcano 7+
February 23, 2004 1:06:33 PM

From your phenomenon....your Vcore is too high,that's for sure,set it to default and increase your FSB,that maybe work...you've just said your Mul's locked?ANd try another kind of heatsink,that's important(Arctic silver3 mayne a good choice).You can't pass the 185MHz limit?That may be the max FSB your broad can reach.

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Athlon2.2GHz(200*11)
Abit NF7-S
768MB kingstone DDR400
Geforce4Ti4200 oc(300/620)
Seagate 80G
Creative Audigy2
SONY V700
February 23, 2004 11:37:33 PM

1.83vcore's not that bad, just don't go too much over that. just stay under 2.0V even if you have watercool.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.276G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 4x256 4000EL memory @ 252mhz 2.5-3-4-6 -XFX 5900 128meg 570/1040 -SB audigy -2x120G Seagate 7200.7 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
February 24, 2004 4:38:54 PM

That temp is normal considering the HSF involved. Its high but should still work. Whats the temp when at load? Try dropping the multiplier down a bit with the higher FSB to see if it will work. Just look at wat I had to do with my pig to break the 200 barrier.

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
February 25, 2004 7:58:55 AM

I just overclocked an xp2600 (TB core) from fsb 166 to fsb 180. I didn't have to adjust the vcore to get this speed and left it at default (1.65v i think it is). I now idle at 37degs and under load up to 45degs. Increasing the vcore only served to increase temp and didnt seem to increase stability for me, anyway.... Regardless I now have a chip running at 2.26mhz which i believe is around the xp3200 level??? which makes me happy enough but at a fsb of 185 yur at the limit.... or should it be able to push xp2600's further? I dont know just giving my story.

"Its only when you look at ants closely with a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames"
February 25, 2004 7:21:37 PM

Maybe close to the barton 3200, factor the lower l2 cache. I really see no reason why that chip cannot do 200 clock, just may require little more juice. I got a t-bred 2200 166 chip doing 200 at 1.7v

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
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