Edited by flashbax, 14 April 2005 - 03:23 PM.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:44 PM
you can also manually turn up vcore voltage, FSB speed, ram voltage.
I didnt get far using the auto function, my P4 3.2GHz got up to 3.6 before rebooting. eventually, I set it to default, which set the FSB at 202. I then upped the RAM voltage to 2.8, after tweaking RAM settings in BIOS as well.
Admittedly, I dont know a lot about overclocking. the manual that came with the MSI mobo talked about it some, but there were several warnings that overclocking can damage components, reduce lifespan, etc. I just built this machine, so I dont want to kill it quick!
Edited by audioboy, 21 April 2005 - 11:46 PM.
Posted 22 April 2005 - 12:00 AM
Overclocking makes sense in some cases, as you can get much better performance from your system than the money you spent indicates. However, this is not true of many systems. It's the exception more than the rule.
My recent experiences have been overclocking a P4 2.6 to 3.51, and a Mobile AMD2600 to 3400+ speeds. If you have the right combination of CPU, memory, and motherboard than overclocking makes sense. If not, you money spent on a better mobo, faster RAM, a heatsink, etc may have been better spent on a faster CPU.
Posted 22 April 2005 - 12:04 AM
even in the book they mention that you will maybe get a 6% performance increase...so what you are saying makes a lot of sense Admin!
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