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cant overclock past 240Mhz

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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:21 pm:   

No matter how hard I try, I just cant get past 3.5x 68Mhz bus. If I raise the multiplier, the system wont boot. If I raise the bus speed, windows will start to boot and then hang.

Here's whats in my system

Pentium II 233
A-trend ATC-6120 440LX mobo
Voodoo3 3000
Soundblaster Live! Value
Realtek RTL8029 Network Adapter
Kenwood 52x True-X CDROM (never reads CDR's)

I think its one of the PCI cards but Im not sure
Ian Cowan
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:21 pm:   

First of all, what bus speeds are you trying? I can guarantee you that a Voodoo3 will not work with a 75 or 83 mhz bus speed (which makes the PCI bus 37.5 and 41.5 respectively). I doubt your motherboard has an option for this, but what you might try is 100 mhz bus speed IF your computer has a setting to run the pci bus either asynchronously or at 1/3 system bus. You may still have problems with your memory, and definitely invest in a much bigger fan, and maybe a peltier cooler for your cpu.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:21 pm:   

Dude that not locked at all.
Pull out all the cards except for the video card.
Still the cpu in the freezer for a while then try it, you'll be able to see how high you can go.
Andy Flesner
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:21 pm:   

Did you know that most processors PII and up are frequency locked? If windows hangs, then your RAM is probably 66mhz bus speed. If that's the case, then you are screwed! If you want to waste some money, you can go out and buy some 100mhz buss speed RAM to try it with, but if it doesn't work, you can't get your money back. So if i were you, i'd either just stick with a 233 PII (which isn't outdated yet, and works fine), or buy a pentium III 650mhz motherboard, and a new processor to put in your computer. That would cost about $500-$1000 depending on the speed of processor you get.

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