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Overclocking a Barton 2800 running with ddr400 on msi k2-ultra

By yukka ยท 6 replies
Dec 10, 2003
  1. I wanted to buy a Barton 3000 then i thought "why don't i buy a 2800 and overclock it to 3000+?".

    im getting ddr400 ram (same cost as ddr 333 and 266 rom my supplier) and my motherboard can go up to 220 fsb.

    i also have an audigy 2 sound card, a 9100 saphire gfx card and a nic.

    the motherboard has a small fan on the northbridge already, and i currently have a large fan and heatsink that i was using with my palimino 1700. it came with the motherboard and cpu in a deal from overclockers.co.uk, its a big cooling solution and i don't think it will need replacing.

    i'm just wondering what sort of performance i would get from this setup, whether i can clock it to over 3000 and whether i should try lowering the multiplier and raising the fsb instead of just raising the FSB on its own.

    im also wondering whether the amount i could overclock it would actually make it worthwhile, or maybe i just shouldnt bother and stick with the standard speed. i really fancy making use of the ddr400 potential tho :)
  2. benwalburg

    benwalburg TS Rookie

    of your CPU fan is nice, and not cheap OEM..I'd buy the 2600 for even cheaper and hit 3000+ levels...

    edit: make sure barton core
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Your profile says MSI KT3 Ultra2 & that board doesn't support the Barton at all ( even with the latest BIOS update ). You will not get it to run properly at stock speed, let alone actually OC it.

    Actually, the only supported CPU with a 166mhz FSB seems to be the 2600+ ( Thoroughbred ). But that CPU is only supported by the KT3 Ultra & the KT3 Ultra-ARU.

    I think you're out of luck on this one.
  4. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 854   +64

    hmm that nearly cost me money, thanks alot - i was pleasantly surprised when i read my mobo could take a barton now, think i read the wrong page.

    soooo much thanks :)
  5. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 854   +64

    Ok ive just resurrected this thread, i still have the same motherboard and didnt ever get round to upgrading till 2 days ago when i placed an order for 512mb of crucial 2100 ram to go in the third slot (making 1Gb of ddr) and an athlon 2400 @ 266 fsb.

    however, on looking at the msi site here it looks like it now supports barton processors or maybe it always did?

    i seem to remember there were two versions of the board, and mine was an earlier version that didnt support it but i cant find anything about this now.

    any information anyone has would be much appreciated, hope fully to put my mind at rest..
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  7. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 854   +64

    the bios update was released nearly a year before i posted about upgrading originally.

    i cant help feeling a lil peeved that i was given wrong information here, im sure i checked it myself at the time too.

    ah well
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