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Athlon 64 x2 3600+ Overclock Help

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October 21, 2009 5:19:49 AM

I am trying to overclock my old processor because its stuck at 1.9ghz. When I go into BIOS and set the number (not sure what it is called) from 200 to 225, it says
"IDE Channel 0 no 80 connector cable installed

Warning! Now system is in Safe Mode

Please resetting CPU frequency in CMOS setup"

The highest i can get it is to 202. Any ideas on whats going on?

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October 21, 2009 2:49:18 PM

FSB is too high that the PCI lanes can't keep up. Look for an option to lock the PCI at 33MHz.
October 22, 2009 1:50:43 AM

After looking through BIOS, I only found a couple of options that included PCI. These where:

:Under Advanced Chipset Features

-PCIE SPREAD SPECTRUN [DISABLED]

-PCIE CLOCK [100Mhz]

:Under power management:

-Resume By PCI-E PME [Enabled]

-Resume By PCI PME [Enabled]

:Under PnP/PCI Configurations

-Init Display First [PCIEx]

-PCI/VGA Pallette Snoop [Disabled]

** PCI Express relative items **
-Maximum Payload Size [4096]

the : are menus and the - are options with the [] being the selected option.

Do any of these things have to do with that?
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October 22, 2009 10:23:17 AM

Lock the PCI-E clock to 100MHz, maybe you'd need to up the South Bridge voltage (ICH) by a bit.

I also just noticed, you got an AMD setup, I don't know much about AMD boards. I do know that in an Intel system the Southbridge voltage could sometimes be modified.

Sorry couldn't be a better help.
a b K Overclocking
October 22, 2009 11:33:00 AM

Any clue as to what you/we are dealing with? I know you have a 3600+, but what is the motherboard? Cooling? PSU? You shouldn't have to lock any buses to get above 202. My guess is you simply have a poor motherboard to OC with.
October 22, 2009 10:36:31 PM

4745454b said:
Any clue as to what you/we are dealing with? I know you have a 3600+, but what is the motherboard? Cooling? PSU? You shouldn't have to lock any buses to get above 202. My guess is you simply have a poor motherboard to OC with.


I have a GeForce 6100 motherboard with what I think is stock cooling, but not sure buecause it's alpine 7. either way its a fan. PSU is an Antec with 500w.
a b K Overclocking
October 22, 2009 11:57:14 PM

And? Thats not a lot to go on.
November 1, 2009 8:34:19 PM

i have a crap winfast motherboard and an amd athlon x2 3600+ and i have mine running at 3.00 ghz now. for some reason i had to up the pcie mhz to be able to clock it so maybe look into adding 100mhz to that? depending on your vid card though. i have2 gts 250s so be careful. hope i could of been some help
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