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Old 07-07-2004, 10:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think i figured it out! The CPU External Frequency was set to 100MHz and the motherboard manual says to set it to 1/2 of what the FSB is. I changed it to 166 (half of 333) and my computer is now running at 2.06Ghz! I hope I didnt mess anything up by doing that but it seems to have solved the problem. On another note, I was thinking of overclocking my processor a little bit. Can anyone help me out with that? The motherboard manual mentions overclocking in the bios setup, do I only have to set "system performance" in the Advanced Chipset menu of the BIOS to "aggressive" instead of "optimal"?

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Old 07-08-2004, 10:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would not recommend overclocking your CPU using the AMD Fan.

More importantly (if you really want to overclock).

The AMD XP2600+ is supposed to handle heat upto 75 degrees, but you will experience stability problems way before this.

What is your current CPU Temperature? Install ASUS Probe from your motherboard drivers CD.

NB - I have the same motherboard as you, check my system below.

[size=0.5]Full Aluminium ThermalTake Case
Asus A7N8X-E-Deluxe
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ *400 FSB* Barton (2.2GHz)
ThermalTake Volcano 11+ Xaser Edition Air Cooling
1024MB Corsair TwinX XMS 3200 (Dual Channel 2x512) 2-3-2-6
2x WD Raptors (10krpm 8MB Cache) 36.7GB using RAID -0
Video Logic SonicXplosion 5.1 Soundcard
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Old 07-09-2004, 11:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You know what, Im not really going to mess with overclocking until I get to know more about computers. Thanks for the help everyone!

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