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Overclocking my hp kayak

By joe of loath
May 8, 2006
  1. Hi all my first post :O.

    i have a hp kayak xa-s running at 400~mhz, and i have been trying to overclock it. there is no fsb setting in the bios, but there is a little swithcboard under the hard drives, so i set it to 500mhz. nothing happened except my onboard sound blew up :(. anybody got any suggestions?

    thanks,
    JOE of LOATH
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    hp kayak xa-s running at 400?

    Is this 400 horse power kayak no paddles? JK!
    Couldn't pass it up... :haha:

    I have a friend who has one of these as well. He tried virtually what you did but did'nt pop the sound. I wonder what the 500mhz settings is for?
     
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    you cannot overclock OEM computers.

    there are software based overclocking utilities, but since you cannot lock the PCI/AGP bus they are pretty much useless
     
  4. joe of loath

    joe of loath TS Rookie Topic Starter

    why would i need to lock the pci/agp bus? oh and i think the sound was a loose screw...
    it runs nice and cool though (2 degrees c above ambient at the mo.)

    thanks for your help,
    Joe of loath

    ps. any other help would be greatley apreciated
     
  5. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    pci & agp do not tolerate clock cycle above 33mhz & 66mhz.
    When they are locked' they are virtualy removed from effects from bumping front side buss speed' when overclocking the cpu, whether or not multiplier or buss speed mhz are increased.
     
  6. joe of loath

    joe of loath TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i geddit... i should just buy an extra cpu then (99p off ebay w00t)!
     
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    its not your CPU that is preventing your overclock, it's your mobo.

    but anyways, i dont know anybody still gets by with a 400mhz computer these days. IMO if you're going to upgrade, you should upgrade your whole system, not just the CPU.
     
  8. joe of loath

    joe of loath TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i cant upgrade because
    1. i got it for free :) (dont ask)
    2. i havn't got the buget (not old enough to work full time yet :p)
     
  9. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    What size cpu do you have now?
    If it's a pIII I have a 667mhz I'll give you.
     
  10. joe of loath

    joe of loath TS Rookie Topic Starter

    aww ive got a pII... theres a second socket on my mobo for another pII so ill buy one off ebay. shame really. i'll see if i can track down a pIII pc though.
     
  11. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Cool enough.
     
  12. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    you can buy complete PIII systems off ebay for under $100. this means complete with tower, monitor, keyboard, etc...
     
  13. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    You have a dual cpu board?
    If so a second cpu would be great...they do have to match.
     
  14. joe of loath

    joe of loath TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes as i said a second pII 400mhz with 3 fans for 99p +£3.50 p&p isnt bad going...
     
  15. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    That should be awesome...
    What OS will you run?
     
  16. joe of loath

    joe of loath TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i will run win 2k like now, as the pc is designed for win NT, and it takes about 5 mins to install. xp won't fit on my measly 2gb disc when i install msn and win media player. i don't have much storage, see and not enough power sockets on my exstension cord to run external scsi drives (and my scsi card is fried, both of them infact!)
     
  17. joe of loath

    joe of loath TS Rookie Topic Starter

    won the bid, cpu coming tomorrow or wednesday. i just hope they remeber the anti static bag...
     
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