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I need extreme help with my athlon processor.

By rp_crotty ยท 7 replies
Jul 4, 2005
  1. Ok, i just got through reading Vehementi's post about overclocking and how not to ask, well i know quite a bit about computers, but yet i have not learned exactly what to do to overclock. I have looked and looked all over the net for help, I have read 2 books now and yet no anwsers,:dead: I have a decent laptop that i use when I'm not using this, but my laptop is not always available and this computer is crappy. I cant even listen to music and go on the internet or aim without it lagging. I have an 1.1 Ghz athlon processor and an asus A7V-VM motherboard and an ASUS-TNT-Vanta video card. I need to kno exactly what to do to increase my processor speed, i know you have to increase the voltage, bus speed, ect, and i can anwser a couple of Vehementi's questions. So would someone be nice enough to tell me how tol overclock and what would be a decent speed to aim for without frying the motherboard or hurting my computer too bad. I have proper cooling to overclock, i have 6 fans, and a huge heatsink deal over my processor, my computer's processor temp stays around 72 degrees F, so i can heat it up quite a bit, so please could someone at least guide in the right direction or tell me where i can learn how to overclock this specific CPU and motherboard.

    Some additional details are:
    BIOS Revisions: 2.05 Date: 12/21/00
    Core Version: 4.05
    Chipset: VIA VT82C686A
    VIdeo Card: ASUS-TNT-VANTA
    Motherboard: AsusTek A7V-VM
    Processor: Athlon 1.1 Ghz
    RAM: 128 MB (PC133 i believe) :giddy:
    HDD: 60GB

    Now i know my computer is a piece and it may serve no purpose overclocking but i am desperately in need of speeding this thing up without buying new stuff, I'm 15 and I don't have the money to just go out and buy a new processor or motherboard, trust me I would if I could, so please someone help.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    In Google, type in overclock Asus A7V-VM and pick your choice!
  3. SupremeBeing

    SupremeBeing TS Rookie

    U need a faster comp homie.
  4. rp_crotty

    rp_crotty TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know, but right now i can't just go out and buy a new one, I have other things that are higher up on the priority list, such as a car, so until i then I would just like to speed this up a little bit, all I need to be able to do is run the internet, aim, msn, and like windows media player at the smae time without it lagging extremely bad.
  5. rp_crotty

    rp_crotty TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i am just wondering, when should i stop, like what limits me, and so on and so forth?
  6. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Thunderbirds have a practical limit of about 1.63Ghz, though I doubt that you will hit that on aircooling with a 1.1ghz processor. Depending on what core revision your tbird is, you may be able to hit 1.4ghz.

    If you are multiplier is unlocked, I would go for 10.5 * 133, giving you the same speed and FSB as a 1.4ghz Thunderbird, which is the last thunderbird they made.

    Depending on how long you intend to keep this box around, you may want to invest in a Volcano 9. You can get them for less than $15 online and they are very good quality Socket A coolers. If you decide to get any other socket A machine in the future you can bring that cooler along with it.

    However, the thunderbird is a very toasty chip to begin with - Be careful and keep a close eye on temperature. Once it starts getting above 70C things can go downhill real quick.
  7. rp_crotty

    rp_crotty TS Rookie Topic Starter

    O ok, thnak you, that helps alot, right now the temperature stays around 26, ill keep a close eye on it though, thank you so much.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    Thats an excellent temp for that processor. I have a 1.0 Thunderbird, it runs under full load at 57-59C, and idles somewhere around 53C. I've got a pretty lame HSF on it, but I do have 1 intake and 1 exhaust fan (plus the PSU).
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