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Athlon 2600+ OC issues

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July 13, 2010 10:24:38 PM

I want to squeeze a little more life out of this system (and play Left 4 Dead), but there seems to be something wrong. The Barton core has a locked multiplier, so I have to just adjust the FSB. If I turn it up much at all, the computer will boot to windows, and after the initial loading screen it will reboot.

I have three 512mb memory sticks, one PC2700 and the others PC3200.

My current Vcore is 1.7V.

Any thoughts?

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July 13, 2010 10:43:22 PM

It could be overheating/not enough vCore etc. The stock cooler on those older Athlons manages to just keep them within specified temperature, I wouldn't try overclock on a stock cooler if I were you. If this isn't a stock cooler then it would have to do with voltage.
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July 13, 2010 11:23:05 PM

That may just be a limitation on your motherboard. Read some of the old Athlon XP overclocking guides. Make sure to manually set your memory as well.
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July 13, 2010 11:43:45 PM

Alright, vcore is 1.75V now, booted up fine, we'll see how well it runs now. Thanks!
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July 14, 2010 5:52:33 PM

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