but my biggest concern is that my stock CPU with stock HSF is running at 47C. That's bit too high for stock fsb imo. At what temp should I stop overlocking then?
and will overlocking from 1.8ghz to 2.2ghz make THAT much difference?
and damn, it's running at 49C right now, but today is like the hottest day in Vancouver. It's usually running around 43C ish
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bawoo on 07/29/03 08:44 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Stop when the system is unstable. That is the only true way of telling if the cpu is too hot, as they all have different thermal characteristics. By the way, ocing an AMD will not void your warranty unless you tell them.
all right this is what you do first you enter your bios do you know how to do that? then go to frequancy voltage section will may be called something else depending on motherboared then you up your fsb 2 mhz at a time from 166 to 168 if that stable go 170 etc..
you can also turn up your votage to overclock farther if you using stock don't go above 1.75 vcore
200 fsb a good target you can always overclock the multiplyer, you get higher frequancy but less bandwith. if you have any more questions feel free to ask
might get near with slack timings... I had some crucial PC2100 C2.5 stuff that would do 175Mhz@Cas3
..But what would the difference be between, say, a PC running 166 @Cas2 or one running at [for example] 185Mhz@Cas3... Maybe I should tweak my system and see... I've often wondered just how much difference there would be.
Bawoo: It's definitely worth raising the FSB a little, everything can usually cope with small OCs... Maybe 175-180Mhz would be do-able... Oh, and don't panic when you see a BSOD [cos you probably will at some point]
$hit Happens. I just wish it would happen to someone else for a change.