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AMD Athlon XP3000+

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December 1, 2003 7:02:20 PM

Hi,
I had a question regarding the AMD Athlon XP3000's FSB. I ordered the 333 fsb & I read the article on Tomshardware for the CPU overclocking awhile back. Their final thoughts on overclocking this CPU were, "As of now the 200mhz fsb for the Athlon's is just a dream." Apparently they tried to get the bus to a 200mhz & it just wasn't stable with synchronous ram sticks. I'm just wondering if any of you have had any luck with this at all? I haven't tried yet, I just built my new system over the weekend. The bios for the K7N2 Delta-ILSR is kind of a pain. Doesn't let you save any "manual" adjustments, i.e. "manually setting multiplier", cpu voltage.....etc....

I have read some forums on what you can do so bios saves your settings. But we won't go there, just wondering about the FSB. Thanks!

-AMD Athlon XP3000+ (333fsb)Tt-V12 Corsair PC3200 2X 256mb, MSI-K7N2 Delta-ILSR - ATI Radeon 9700 Pro - 2 Maxtor HD's, 1=80 gig, 2=120 gig. Tt Purepower480W - Tt VM3000 case

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December 1, 2003 8:34:10 PM

It should be stable. What does the BIOS do to stop you saving? it should work fine. Any nforce2 ultra 400 mobo should be good for overclocking. 200FSB should be attainable.

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You'll probably need a lower multiplier though.
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December 1, 2003 8:52:33 PM

Basically it let's me save, but upon reboot I get the new & improved blue screen of death, which is the black screen of death. As a result I'm forced to clear CMOS....EVERYTIME!

I was thinking of unlocking the multipliers to achieve the 12.5. 12.5 X 200 = yum, yum, 2500mhz (2505.67 to be exact). Or if not stable just raising the multiplier from 13 to 15 so I get a 2490mhz. Would be nice though for a 2500 with a 200mhz fsb Read article: http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030210/barton-05.htm...
Of course Tomshardware was using a Asus A7N8X.

Thanks for the input Chip!!

-AMD Athlon XP3000+ (333fsb)Tt-V12 Corsair PC3200 2X 256mb, MSI-K7N2 Delta-ILSR - ATI Radeon 9700 Pro - 2 Maxtor HD's, 1=80 gig, 2=120 gig. Tt Purepower480W - Tt VM3000 case
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December 1, 2003 9:53:53 PM

generally speaking, better performance is acquired with a lower multiplier & higher FSB. e.g. 166x12 (~2Ghz) will not perform as well as 10*200Mhz. So that is what you want to aim for. Start with a lower multiplier (10x?) and increase FSB <b>slowly</b>, a couple of Mhz at a time, and then test it for a while. When it seems stable, increase a little more.. until you find the limit. Then start playing with the multipliers.

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December 1, 2003 9:55:42 PM

Also, without at least good watercooling, 2.5Ghz is a lot to expect from an XP chip. Mine tops out at ~2.25Ghz

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