Overclocking - EPOX 8k7a

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Which is better for overclocking this board? Adjusting the FSB? or the Clock Multiplier?

This is my system:
Athlon TBIRD 1.2 266 FSB overclocked at 1.33 (133X10)
Mini Super ORB Heatsink and Fan
EPOX8k7a ( to be changed to EPOX8k7a+ raid )
128 X 2 DDR ram (Nania Chipset)
SBLIVE 5.1
ASUS V7100
Maxtor 40 gig
Seagate 10 gig
PLEXTOR 16x10x40
Sony 50X
Generic Floppy
Surecom 10/100 Lancard
350 watts power supply

What i did was set the switches to 10X multiplier, then i changed clock value to 133, i tried changing it to 140 but i hang up on games. I did increase the voltage by 1 increment. Can i still make this go higher? should i just put the multiplier back to 9 and change the clock to 145 (above)?

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Go with the multiplier, I am having trouble with the fsb myself on the same board.

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As i was told, watch the heat as you clock higher.

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I maintain a temp of 47 deg C now and when i play games i reach to about 51. Its pretty hot here in the Philippines. But if i turn on the aircondition i maintain a 49 deg C temp even when im gaming. I still want to make it reach 1.4 but it hangs on 3dmark (around the fourth loop of either the benchmark or demo). What do you suggest i do? increase the voltage a step higher? My V core value is already 1.93, i hear that if it reaches 2 then its barbeque time! What do you guys suggest?

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I have my multiplier on 12x on a 1.4ghz Tbird. Thats 1.5x higher than default. Gets to just below 50C on a hot run, but I have a Dragon Orb 3(only good orb) plus a heap of case fans in a room temp of 26-30C.

Personally I like to stay around 50C no higher but some others are at 60C without any problems. I would stay where you are until you can do something better about that cooling. Get something better than that super orb since you are o/cing', only noisy options for air cooled from now on pretty much.

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by scotty3303 on 09/07/01 11:40 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 
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Ok, so i'll scout out for a new fan, thanks for the advise! but as of the moment im kinda in between, i really want to push it 2 1.4 (140x10), i can get in windows. Surfing, office stuff etc... no problem, its ony when i run max payne or 3DMARK2001 that it hangs. I already increased the VCORE to +0.1V and my VCORE VALUE (from viahm) is already at 1.93oC. Can i still increase my voltage?

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Can't really tell you that, but have a look around the forum and see some of the other replies. I posted something along those lines <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=638874#638874" target="_new">here</A>

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Guess what? i went to a local second hand store. I was able to get a fan (120x120) i leave my case open so what i did was tie the fan in front of the Heatsink just below the power supply. So right now its blowing a lot of air into the heat sink helping my mini super orb out. I did get quite an improvement. Underload my temps are 41-44 depending on the weather. Oh, i did increase my voltage to 2.04. I boot and get in windows. I can run sisoft sandra. At first my speed was 1.399(CPUid) but when i increased it to 1409.44 (141x10) when i run the 3Dmark20001 it crashes back to window giving me an error which is directX fatal error. Is this a memory problem? can i or should i increase my memory voltage? right now i can finish onebenchmark on the 3dmark2001 but when i loop it thats when it crashes. Since it was a fatal error im assuming its the memory. What do you suggest? By the way, i read your post also! thanks!

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That says something about your cooling setup.
I have heard others say that overclocking fsb on pc2100 DDR has problems with 3Dmark2001 too, I could be wrong but it fits with my problem also as after first loop, errors.. Could be if the memory is rated to pc2100/133 thats it, unless its good quality Crucial or Corsair etc. I dont know alot about the voltage on the memory either, I tried increasing mine to no avail, maybe I didnt go high enough!
At present its happy at 133fsb cas2




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I dont know much much about the memory yet so im going to do a little research first. I cant increase the voltages yet because ritgh now im using 128X2 DDR rams that were given to me as service units until my 256 singls DDR ram arrives. All i know about my DDR is that it has a NANIA chipset. But ill do a little research on this and update you as soon as i can. Last night(Philippines time) i was able to reach 826 of 16 loops on the 3d mark then it crashed with an error:
3DMARK unable to load full screen please download your
setting.
DIRECTX ERROR: Unable to load full_???.exe

??? = i forgot to right it down. The error message was something like that. BUt my questions is i can play max payne right now with out any problems. So could this be just a 3DMARK2001 thing? Is my system stable right now?

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3d mark doews this quite a lot if you go that bit too high, which is why its a good test of stability. regarding the multiplier/fsb issue, I'd up the fsb as far as poss as this is whree you will get the most performance.

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The problem is your ram. Nania memory is pretty low quality and if your settings are CAS2 I'm suprised you got it to run stable with 133 Front side bus.
I have Epox 8K7A+ with a 1.4 GHz Tbird and I run it at 1575 MHz with 150 MHz FSB. I have a swiftech mc370 heat sink with a delta fan, and my temperatures are normally 50-55 degrees celsius. My computer is rock stable right now My uptime is a few hours away from 6 days without a reboot.
My suggestion to you is to buy some nice Corsair Overclocking ram. The corsair ram is rated to run 150 MHz @ CAS2. I've also purchased some Micron ram that was rated for CAS2.5 but I ran it CAS2 @ 145 MHz.

The nicer the parts in your computer the higher it will overclock.
 

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