oc advice/suggestions

By blue_dragon ยท 4 replies
Aug 22, 2005
  1. im running windos xp sp2
    what can i do to overclock? change some hardware,etc?

    CPU Properties:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP 3000+
    CPU Alias Barton
    CPU Stepping A2
    CPUID CPU Name AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+
    CPUID Revision 000006A0h

    CPU Speed:
    CPU Clock 2162.24 MHz
    CPU Multiplier 13.0x
    CPU FSB 166.33 MHz
    Memory Bus 166.33 MHz

    CPU Cache:
    L1 Code Cache 64 KB
    L1 Data Cache 64 KB
    L2 Cache 512 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID Explorer$1003.021$08/31/2004-15:08:35$nFORCE
    Motherboard Name Asus A7N8X-LA (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)

    Chipset Properties:
    Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
    Memory Timings 2.5-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
    Command Rate (CR) 1T

    SPD Memory Modules:
    DIMM1: Smart Modular SM5643285D8N6CLIBH 256 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)
    DIMM2: Smart Modular SM5643285D8N6CLIBH 256 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)

    BIOS Properties:
    System BIOS Date 08/31/04
    Video BIOS Date 03/26/03
    DMI BIOS Version 3.21

    Graphics Processor Properties:
    Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    GPU Code Name NV34 (AGP 8x 10DE / 0322, Rev A1)
    GPU Clock 250 MHz
    Memory Clock 202 MHz
  2. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Posts: 159

    Hmm not bad But i'd change the Video card and get 1 Gig Ram ... instead of 2 256's
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you cna use your bios to adjust the clock speeds and multipliers. you'd better know what you're doing though, as overclocking can potentially lock up your machine or damage parts.
  4. Extreme

    Extreme TS Rookie Posts: 45

    You can't OC with that MOBO. It is a MOBO that ASUS makes specifically for HP and HP hides BIOS features so you can't change settings. My suggestion is to get a new MOBO if you plan on OC'ing. I had this same MOBO and had to change it to get any kind of features that meant anything. I am interested in your MOBO though because I haven't been able to find a Asus A7V8X-LA that has the Nforce2 chipset, as they all have the VIA KM400A north bridge with the VIA VT8237 South Bridge.
    Looks like I found the same board you have. Interesting ;) , Here
    Is a link to some info that might help you out.
  5. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 190

    ok i think i know why i get the bsof
    i have
    Front Side Bus Properties:
    Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 333 MHz
    Bandwidth 2666 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Dual DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 128-bit
    Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 333 MHz
    Bandwidth 5333 MB/s

    so can it run @333mhtz x 13.0 multiplier=3.9ghtz? with lots of heat :( ?

    but unfortunately my memory:
    Memory Type DDR SDRAM
    Memory Speed PC2700 (166 MHz)
    can only run @ 166mthz

    clockgen can adjust the fsb. just need sometihng to adjust the multiplier.so when clockgen adjustes my fsb it also adjustes my memory...DO i have to get better memory? oh yea get some greattttttttttttttttt cooling?
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