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Old 01-11-2004, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What the hell am I doing wrong

I recently got a new amd 64 3200+
and after about 2 days of trying to convince myself not to overclock it I decided to do it anyway. I started changing the FSB in increments of 5 and reached 225 max (10 x 225) but it was made some errors encoding video so i knocked it down to 220 where it was stable but after about 2 days it died on me due to some over voltage (or something that I am not sure of ) so i got a new one same kind amd 64 3200+ with the same gigabite k8vt800 pro board and the via chipset anyway this time i got a stable fsb of 224 keeping the multiplier at 10 I also set the dimms to +.01 volts and sure enough 3 days later it dies but not the same as last time this time it goes to the memory test and passes but then lock's up to where I cant get into the bios or do anything so now I have a third amd 64 3200 + same as the other's but I want to know what the hell I did wrong on the first 2

also when I put the fsb at 225 for a 2.25 ghz it wouldent register in the system properties or on a computer clock why is this

anyone have any ideas on either of the questions would be very helpful

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Old 01-12-2004, 04:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yea i've read that people have done slight overclocks to this chip due to it burning up/very unstable.. this chip is massive, already full of fun and entertainment... it's clocked as a 3.2(pentium), so personally i wouldn't see myself pushing this chip at all!

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Old 01-13-2004, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont think it was the psu because it was still working after the rest of the PC had died and yes I have read of people reaching higher ghz than me and mine was a modest OC of only 2.2ghz and 2.24ghz thats why I was so surprised but i will just leave the bios alone when I get my third one I think that it is the gigabit board that is the problem I dont think it responds well to overclocking
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