help anyone )overclocking P4 (willamette)

macgyver16

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I have this old willamette 1.7 ghz, and i can change the multiplier at bios but
upon reboot the multiplier wont change, I guess it is locked. so my other option is to change the FSB, but from 100 i changed it to 133, upon reboot the system turns black and wont boot up. and after i restart the bios would start and defaults setting would be used, so what happening to my system is there any other way i can overclock? I have an LG MS6564 mobo
 

1Tanker

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I have this old willamette 1.7 ghz, and i can change the multiplier at bios but
upon reboot the multiplier wont change, I guess it is locked. so my other option is to change the FSB, but from 100 i changed it to 133, upon reboot the system turns black and wont boot up. and after i restart the bios would start and defaults setting would be used, so what happening to my system is there any other way i can overclock? I have an LG MS6564 mobo
That's a big jump. The most you will likely get "safely" is ~120FSB. At that FSB, the AGP/PCI buses are also overclocked(80MHz vs. 66 and 40MHz vs. 33) and data corruption is very likely...from the overclocked HD. :wink: It will cause issues with NIC cards, graphics cards(nVidia seem to handle the higher bus better),HDD's, Sound cards.. etc. 116-117FSB is probably a safer speed to shoot for. GL :)
 

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i have a 1.7 running at 2180mhz (stable) with the frontside bus at 128 and the memory clocked 4:3 (171mhz). the processor voltage is 1.8 and the memory voltage is 2.5. i also backed the clock back on the pci. the motherboard is a asus p4b533 . I do have an extra case fan (with the 5v hooked up to 12v) on the northbridge and processor area and no cover on the case. without the extra fan it runs above 65c and cant calculate 512k of pi, with it it runs at 50c and ran 32mb of pi without a problem. you cant go above 128 on the front side bus... at 129 it crashes... sometimes it will get to loading windows at 133 if you increase the voltage up to 1.95 on the processor... but that is bad