Misunderstood 100

Dec 12, 2008
Alright, I am a novice and that should show soon. This is my second attempt at a build, first at Overclocking.

XP Home
E2200 Air cooled
Corsair 550 PSU
P43-DS3L Motherboard 1200, if 1600 OC'd
4GB Corsair 667 5, 5, 5, 5, 15
ATI 3850 Graphics

It basically runs nice as is. I have the Graphics Card overclocked somewhat.

When I attempt to overclock (or my version of it) I put the multiplier which is normally 11 to nine and the bus which is normally 200 to 300 which then give me 9 x 300 or 2.7 CPU.

Then when I Save and Exit it goes to post but shuts off before anything comes up on the screen. It does this 2 times and then come up on a normal XP. CPUID shows my CPU under load is only 1.8 instead of 2.7 which I set, with the multiplier at 9 and the bus shows the normal 200 again, making it 1.8. When I go back into BIOS it has red writing on the right under the tweaking page that says Overclocking can cause instability and possible damage to hardware. I have the PCI set to 100.

When I intially set my overclocking it showed a 2.7 overclock in BIOS.

Any ideas?