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New CPU - Setup Questions

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May 21, 2001 5:19:56 PM

Just put together a new system (my first), and I have a couple of questions about its initial setup. I am running a 1.2GHz Athlon TBird/266FSB with a ASUS A7V133 Socket A Mb/133Mhz Bus. In the BIOS, the CPU is defaulted to a core of 9 with a 100 order to get it to run at 1200, do I just crank that 9 up to 12? Or do I change that 100 to something else? I do not want to overclock it, just want it to run at 1.2. And what is the normal operating temperature for this cpu? Mine seems awfully hot - 65C with a Chrome Orb and 2 case fans (that's with the 9 cranked up to 12...which I'm not sure I should be doing anyway). Room temp is about 75F. And finally, is there anything else I should to optimize the way this setup runs? The only thing I have changed is that 9 to 12 and the speed to the RAM (up to 133 from 100). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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May 21, 2001 5:45:24 PM

Don't mess with the voltage. Change the 100 (FSB) the 133 and you will be at 1.2ghz.

Good luck.

I bought a pentium once!
Everybody makes mistakes..
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May 21, 2001 5:49:51 PM

So put that 12 back to 9 and crank the 100 to 133. Got it, glad I didn't fry anything. Thanks.
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May 21, 2001 6:08:34 PM

Saved like five bucks huh, im sure that baby is very stable at 75C HAHAHAHAHA. GL on HSF re-install.

HSF re-install is common practice for AMD owners.

What are the chances you damaged your CPU? Enjoy your anomolies.

Next time build a Intel based system and you wil not be here with your dick in your hands wondering wtf is wrong with your machine.
May 21, 2001 6:14:29 PM

Thats way to hot for your setup. Who installed
your HSF? Are you using thermal pad or paste?

I got a 1G with a VolcanoII + Arctice Silver
and I've never gone up higher than 51C under
load (thats after Quake3 for awhile)

Intel Components, AMD Components... all made in Taiwan!
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May 21, 2001 6:42:39 PM

Paste...but probably not enough (should've posted here BEFORE I did anything :p ). Will check that tonight. Surprisingly it has been stable so far, luckily it has been on very little. Will check the paste and fix the BIOS setting on the voltage & multiplier. Would that voltage setting being too high affect the heat? Oh, and fugger, your post was most helpful. Fugg off.
May 21, 2001 7:03:15 PM


is this reality... i thought it would more realistic.