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Just curious...fsb limited to 240?

Last response: in Overclocking
May 30, 2009 6:41:59 PM

Using an older AMD Athlon X2 6000+ on an ASUS M2N-e mobo. (using one of those shmancy zalman fans + arctic silver, not the stock equipment)

Default fsb is 200 MHz with 15x mult.

Increasing my fsb to 250 renders the system inoperable (tried different mults from 1x to 12x; lowering HT did nothing) - it won't even boot into the BIOS post screen. Perfectly stable at 240, but going higher results in system crashes/freezes/failure of prime95 within minutes to the hour.

I've had a friend oc his X2 6000 fsb to ~270 @ 12x, so I was wondering: what might be the cause of this limitation?
June 1, 2009 3:57:03 AM

It depends on a variety of factors... does your friend use the same motherboard and memory as you do?
a c 197 K Overclocking
June 1, 2009 4:24:47 PM

Or case. Or your friend just got lucky and won the CPU lottery.