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    Overclocking AMD 2600+ Barton


    I wanna overclock my 2600 and i was wondering how far i could and how. My cpu temp stays in the mid 40 ranging from 43 C - 47 C.
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    Originally Posted by viper4215
    I wanna overclock my 2600 and i was wondering how far i could and how. My cpu temp stays in the mid 40 ranging from 43 C - 47 C.
    How far depends on the chip and your cooling. Only way to find out is try it. You do it by increasing the fsb (and possibly the multiplier, if its unlocked) in the bios or with jumpers. This voids any warranty you may have. You should google for some more info before trying it, or you could break something.
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    over clock in small increments and test with an app that taxes the system a lot (doom3 or something) if ur system runs fine try incrementing again, the temp on my machine stays down at 45 C when i push the front side bus to 150, anything over, the temp stays there, but system completely freezes

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    Overclocking AMD 2600+ Barton


    Hi there,

    Just to let you know, I am not an expert with overclocking, but I have succesfully acheived it!

    My system comprises of the following:
    AMD XP 2600+ Barton
    ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe
    512MB PC2700 DDR
    120GB Seagate SATA
    Radeon 9500pro
    Yadda yadda...

    Although I couldn't change the multiplier settings, due to my CPU being locked, I could still set the FSB to 200Mhz, and have had no issues since relocating fans. Have been playing Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, coming out of the game and the temp of my CPU is around 47C. In the desktop, it runs with a temperature of 42C (Currently using the heatsink and fanwhich came with the package). Before I altered the cooling in my system, I was getting an average of 50C and hitting a little higher when playing games.

    I am quite happy with this outcome, and my advice is to install good cooling and you should be fine.

    I have been warned that overclocking can decrease the CPUs life, which makes sense but not sure if it's anything to be concerned about.

    Cheers!
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    Argh! to you natenorr! i have the same cpu and a 9800 pro but my system couldnt handle the bump up to a 200fsb. plus i already get temps in the mid-50s playing battlefield 1942 retail
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    Increase the air flow around your CPU. Open up the case and blow a big fan into the case and over the CPU fan and see if you can get your temps down.
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    i was wondering how far i could and how
    Well, I have reached 3200 with Barton 2600 (VIA KT600 chipset on a Gigabyte MOBO), efficient air flow has been provided by a couple of fans (front intake, and rear output). Temperature varied between 47-53 C. There is a set of manual multiplier switches on the Gigabyte MOBO, so it's possible to play with them also to cheat the BIOS.
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    now how does that 3200 translate into GHz? i never bothered to find out
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    2.15? i think, show where around there i believe. Theres a program somewhere that you tell it what your Multi, core, and FSB are in it will tell you the speed.
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    One such program is Sisoft Sandra, another is cpuid.
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    i was thinking of uAMD, google it, then you can find what it is rated at in AMD PR #.
    ex) 210fsb * 13multi = 3500+ or 2730MHZ

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