Please help OVERCLOCKING XP +1800 on GA-7VAX
Please excuse the fact that I know absolutely nothing about overclocking. However I did get my xp +1800 to +2000 with ram simply set at ULTRA. Took me a while to work out ctrl F1 to get the extra futures in the bios setting. Hope that helps some of you!
Thatís the prob with most people talking about the subject; but not explaining the process step by step in nooby terms. I,ll explain how I did mine, but I wish to know how to clock it further as many of you know how.
1st I tried lowering the Rams timing settings (my ram Kingmax 400 256MB). This did not work and seem to interfere when clocking the CPU HOST FREQUENY. In the end I resorted to simply selecting ULTRA in ADVANCE BIOS I think it was, third selection down on the right hand side (you will have to press ctrl F1 when BIOS has loaded up then go in.
After selecting Ultra I went into FREQUENCY/VOLTAGE control and stepped up the CPU HOST after enabling CLOCK CONTROL and setting the CPU VOLTAGE to +5%. After rasing the frequency 1 notch at a time with the AGP/PCI frequency automatically adjusting with it I loaded windows and ran 3DMARK 2000. I made it to a CPU Frequency of 145 before the bench mark started to crash (cant remember the PCI/AGP frequency) but my 1800 eventually got to 2000. Not much of an improvement (only 200 more points, but more than I ever got before.
So knowing that many Gurus out there have got there xp1800 to run at 2600 (or so they say) I was not happy enough and tried playing with the switches on my Board to no prevail. I simply donít know the step by step process they tried. They talk about unlocking, connecting this solder hole to that, setting this to that, but I need to know in what order. Do I play with switches before I play in BIOS, do I not even touch BIOS if Playing with Board. Do I grab a pencil and draw a picture on my cpu before adjusting the multiplier (explain multiplier?) Yadda Yadda.\
So if anyone out there knows the GA-7VAX Board and feels they can explain it simply to some of us less knowledgeable people; we would be eternally grateful; well I would be.
Surely I can get more than +2000 out of my +1800?