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AMD Barton 2600 and gigabyte

By titanium
Mar 26, 2006
  1. I have a problem with my mainboard. When I give FSB on 180 my computer doesn't want to turn up. My motherboard doesn't have a AGP/PCI lock, so I can't OC my computer. My question is can I OC my Barton without AGP/PCI lock??

  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    to overclock your barton is to overclock your computer. your question doesn't make sense.

    Since your board doesn't have a PCI/AGP lock (I'm guessing it's a VIA chipset??), you can't really overclock at all. you may be able to bump up the FSB a little bit, but it won take much for your PCI/AGP cards to malfunction.

    If you want to overclock that processor, you will have to get another mobo with a PCI/AGP lock. If you want to keep your mobo, you will have to get a Mobile Barton which has unlocked multipliers (assuming your mobo has multiplier control, it may not)

    I ran into a similar problem with my first socket A system. I had a gigabyte board (i forget which model) with a VIA chipset and an AthlonXP T-bred 2600+. I wanted to get into overlclocking, but my mobo and chip were not too good for it. So i bought an Abit AN7 and a AthlonXP-M 2500+ Barton (mobile XP's have unlocked mulitpliers). I was able to overclock my 1.8GHz barton to 2.4GHz (209x11.5) stable, I probably could have gone further, but I ended up moving onto an Athlon64 system instead
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +13

    the MSI K7N2 series motherboards are perfect for barton overclocking (assuming your chip is an older edition and isn't locked.)
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    does your mobo provide multiplier control? is your barton unlocked?
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +13

    my motherboard provides for the capability of changing ANYTHING.

    my current CPU is a later edition. It is locked. My first CPU was totally overclockable. I played with it too much and burned it up.
  6. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7


    it was worth it though, don't ya think? :)

    2000 series socket A cpus are so cheap on Ebay these days, it's not a big deal to burn one up as long as you had fun doing it :D
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +13

    nope. I was out $200.
    I'll never overclock again. Big mistake.
  8. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    sorry, I was assuming that you didn't attempt the "way-too-high" overclock until the CPU was older... my bad :rolleyes:

    As long as you leave your voltages at stock levels, then there really is no chance of frying the CPU. Clock it as high as you can go without rasing the voltage, and you'll have nothing to worry about :)
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +13

    in the end, overclocking really isn't worth it. You strain your components and shorten their life, even without raising voltage. You're better off buying a faster chip.

    socket A chips that aren't abused are getting harder to find on ebay.
  10. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    a 10 year life expectancy will be shortened to 7-8 years.. boo hoo

    it would be seriously obsolete long before it actually died
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +13

    try a few months to a year or two.
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