Overclocking AMD Athlon XP 2500


I am not a PC guy per say and have a question regarding the overclocking of the following components:

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 (Motherboard)
Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton) w/ 512K L2 cache (CPU)
Samsung 256MB PC-3200 DDR400 SDRAM x 2 (Total 512Mbps)
Antec SLK3700AMB w/ 350W PSU (Case)

In the BIOS I chanaged the Multiplier from 11.0x to 12.5 and the CPU Frequency to 200MHz. The memory was also tweaked to SPD which resulted in 200MHz operating frequency (I think).... anyway my box has been stable no issues what so ever I have been monitoring CPU temp and motherboard temp during a mild stress test (encoding a 1GB AVI file which took approximately 7 minutes - the machine is smoking fast).

So that said - given the settings above does this mean I have successfully overclocked to 2500MHz from 18xxMHz?

Any adive would be greatly appreciated!


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  1. You would have to run sandra, or something like it to verify your cpu speed, but ya it seems you have one of the fastest rigs around.
  2. Thanks for the info ... where do I get sandra?
  3. Just use WCPUID, it's smaller, google it.

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  4. Download prime95 and run the torture test... see if you come up with any errors. Maybe it's stable and maybe you haven't noticed anything yet. Maybe it doesn't make a difference as long as it isn't crashing :)
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