Windows won't start up when oc'ing

Hi, I'm having some problems overclocking. So the other day I figured out how to overclock by increasing my fsb from 200 to 210. That was all fine and dandy, but when I increased it to 216 windows wouldn't start up. It took me to a screen which had the options to revert to last known good configurations or start in safe mode etc. Is there some other setting that I need to change or something? Heres my system:

AMD Sempron 2600
Gigabyte k8M800-8237 mobo
ATI Radeon x1600 pro 512 mb
2x 512 mb pc 2100 RAM
SATA 40mb hdd
Windows xp os

Thanks in advance for the help :)
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  1. you might want to visit the ' how to overclock your proc.' thread for help because there is a wide range of answers that can be given E.g. cooling ? voltage ? NB voltage ? v core ? Ram / timings ? plus that system looks rather ancient.
  2. well, yeah. Its pretty old, but it'll serve me well until I have enough money to build my own pwnage system. :)
  3. I'd say you need a sata2 controller similar as this one
    http://www.promise.com/marketing/datasheet/file/FT_TX2300_DS091406.pdf
    With this card you will be able to set the frequency of the pci bus, and I believe that is what your problems is wiff O'cing above and beyond what you'd expect, also a sata2 drive or a mainboard that has sata2 wiff bios frequency setup for the pci bus
  4. Cool, thanks for the help.
  5. your computer most likely has value memory which means that it wont overclock properly what you need to do is lower the speed of your memory

    like if it is at ddr400, you will make it ddr333 then increase the fsb until your memory returns to it's stock speed, your CPU should handle that overclock

    in your case, your memory is ddr 266 so you will have to check if you can lower the speed of that memory a little, then after that start to increase the FSB speed

    value memory almost never handles overclocks over 8-10 MHz
  6. I checked in my bios and there wasn't an option for changing my ram frequency. Do I just have to get better RAM? Will my mobo except better RAM?
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