I bought my current computer about 6 months ago and with the latest rush of games I realised a serious bottle-neck with my cpu.
I messed around with overclocking it...blew up my crappy power supply...replaced it and eventually worked out all I had to do was change my FSB to 200 and keep the same CPU multiplier.
The motherboard obviously supports this, but the 2500 is only 166 bus I believe.
It benchmarked fine, with worthwhile results, but crashes at random. I upped the voltage to 1.8 and the same deal. It's only running at 55-60degrees celcius.
I installed all the latest drivers and stuff.
Crappy copper cooler that does the job
128mb Radeon9800 Pro
The ram cannot be that crappy. My finger is going to that mobo. If it is not using the nforce2 ultra, kt600, or kt800 chipset then its a pos for ocing from the get go. But this one does but I never heard of that company but my guy is still pointing to that mobo.
Mobile Barton 2500+ @ 2420mhz 11x220 1.7v
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)
Which MOBO is the best choice for overclocking Athlons?
Is is a brand thing as well? Mines from some joint called 'Jetway' who I have not seen anywhere else but the chain www.ITwarehouse.com.au (local)
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to decieve.
Yeah I am from australia and have seen the jetway boards around, possibly they are specific to this region . They always seem to be considerably cheaper then competitors using the same platforms and chipsets. Have never had experience using them though . Have steered clear simply because of the perception that low price brings low quality