Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: jw50-ga
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30 May 2003 16:54 PDT
Expires: 29 Jun 2003 16:54 PDT
Question ID: 210941
what should i set the cpu clock speed to in the bios, the clock ratio is auto. i have changed processors from amd athlon xp 1800 (266) to amd athlon 2600 (333)FSB. the bios popped up to say change the cpu ratio. it is auto. should the clock speed be increased to reflect new processor speed. the current speed is set at 133. i have a epox 8k3a+ motherboard and it allows bumps in one increment at a time. don't know what it should be.
Re: bios settings
Answered By: skermit-ga on 30 May 2003 19:17 PDT
Your safest bet, and what will not void the warranty would be to run it at 16 x 133mHz which gives you the 2.128gHz your processor is supposed to run at. You can change the clock speed higher if you with to squeeze more processing power out of it, but at your own risk, and too high may cause your chip permanent damage and cause it to fail. The editors at amdmb.com (an AMD specific PC enthusiast site) are brave enough to take risks such as that, and sucessfully pushed this piece of hardware to 2.432gHz (16 x 152mHz) which is roughly %12.5 percent faster. But this again isn't covered in your warranty, and no garantee is made to how long your computer will remain functional at that speed. Here is the webpage which gives graphs and methodologies of how they got their system to be overclocked stabally. I still suggest that you keep your fast computer at its default (very fast) speed of 16 (or auto as you have it) x 133mHz. Search Strategy: "epox 8k3a+" 2600 multiplier on google: ://www.google.com/search?q=%22epox+8k3a%2B%22+2600+multiplier Additional Links: Overclocking part of the AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Processor Review: http://www.amdmb.com/article-display.php?ArticleID=202&PageID=3 Thank you for your question skermit-ga
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Re: bios settings
From: evile-ga on 02 Aug 2003 00:46 PDT
i also have found this problem but in addition to this my 8k3a+ is saying that the multiplier is reading wrong eg. 13x (in the multiplier) is actually 12.5x and 14x is 5x and 15x is 5.5x wtf is with that?? i flashed the bios using the magicflash from the epox tech support website but it didnt fix the multiplier prob. only thing it did was try and tell me that my 2600+ amd is a 2000+!! so im thinking i need help!
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