Overclocking Issue

By cfitzarl
Aug 31, 2006
  1. My secondary computer is stationed at my parents house when I visit, so I have a computer to go to. It is a Sony Vaio Pcv-Rx360ds with a P3 Processor, 133 fsb with a multiplier of 6.5 (866 mhz). Since Sony locked the BIOS on this model, I have tried a program by the name of cpufsb, and when I set the fsb to 14-, the screen went grey and lines wet vertically on the screen. I thought that was normal, you know, an unstable overclock, although when I underclocked the cpu to test it, it also went unstable. Can anyone explain this to me? Are there any ways to attempt to unlock the BIOS, or any better software out there?

    System Specs:
    Intel Pentium III EB
    ASUSTek CUSL-LV with an Intel i815/E/EP Chipset
    BIOS: Award Software
    ACPI Revision 1002
    Dated 12/28/2000
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Try resseting your BIOS, and see if that helps.
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    The strange thing is that it didn't affect the BIOS, all I had to do was turn the computer off, and it booted normal.
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    And it is unstable... Mhhmm...

    I hope you didn't damage anything. I don't think you can do it, but I think you needed (or need) to increase a little bit the voltage.

    But take care of the extra heat too :):hotbounce
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