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AMI overclocking - how to do it?

June 1, 2005 at 13:10:47
Specs: Windows XP Home SP2, AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @2 Gh

I have an AMI BIOS utility with all the areas greyed out where I would be able to tweak my CPU HT Multi, voltage, and RAM timings...

Is there anyway I will be able to overclock my CPU and RAM using this AMI BIOS? I know Award BIOS utilities have all of these features unlocked, but what about AMI?

If anyone has any idea on what to do here or had the same issues, please let me know. Thanks

AMD64 3200+@2Ghz Clawhammer
2x512 PC3200/DDR400 RAM
BFG GeForce 6800 OC
Stock 3 Fans
Antec 350W PSU
AMI BIOS 3.11


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#1
June 1, 2005 at 13:43:17

OEM's are not overclock friendly, especially from within the BIOS, sometimes you may be able to overclock via jumpers on the motherboard (may void warranty by breaking seal) or but other than software overclock there is not a whole lot of options for you.

Here's some programs for you.

0. SoftFSB
1. CpuFSB
2. WCPUID (tweaks)
4. ClockGen
5. SetFSB

Goodluck with the Compaq !!!.

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#2
June 1, 2005 at 14:11:41

Thanks for the software listing Sabertooth... I downloaded Clockgen and a few other utilities for monitoring system stability like Prime95 and Everest to check settings and what not... I tried changing up some of the stuff on Clockgen and it just crashes... I have AMI Bios, so I was wondering if there was anyway to switch to AWARD Bios so I can utilize Awards tweaking capabilities...

AMD64 3200+@2Ghz Clawhammer
2x512 PC3200/DDR400 RAM
BFG GeForce 6800 OC
Stock 3 Fans
Antec 350W PSU
AMI BIOS 3.11


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#3
June 1, 2005 at 18:25:18

Your problem is you have a Compaq. The BIOS settings are deliberately minimalized so that users can't muck it up...that way, Compaq doesn't have to deal with support issues regarding incorrect BIOS settings. And you can NOT switch to an Award BIOS. The overclocking software listed by Sabertooth is your only safe alternative. Next time, buy a "real" computer.


Asus A7N8X-X
1800+ @ 8.5 x 200MHz
768MB PC3200
Asus A9550 128MB/128-bit
Gamer Edition
WinME/WinXP Pro


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#4
June 1, 2005 at 20:39:55

Yeah I know I need a 'real' computer... I've built computers for my friends and my brother, but of course, the only way I could afford an upgradable AMD64 system was to finance it through Best Buy... worst move ever. I was thinking about going and buying an MSI K8N Platinum board which is very flexible and not too expensive... because I have all the components I want to upgrade the system with, just a horrible board. Would swapping the board be a good idea or just going and starting from scratch be a better way to go? Any input is always welcome.

AMD64 3200+@2Ghz Clawhammer
2x512 PC3200/DDR400 RAM
BFG GeForce 6800 OC
Stock 3 Fans
Antec 350W PSU
AMI BIOS 3.11


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#5
June 1, 2005 at 21:01:43

I don't see any reason why you should not be content with that rig. If we compare raw processing capability it is faster than my 2600+ Athlon XP and my computer is no push by any means.

There is more to PC's than clocks and multiplier.

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#6
June 2, 2005 at 00:06:46

Don't get me wrong, I love my setup. I've tweaked and upgraded it pretty nicely. However, I am just able to push the latest games like HL2, FarCry, and Doom3 to their maximums. I know in another year, the NextGen games are going to be so hardware intensive and I have maxed out my current hardware configuration. So, just wondering if slowly upgrading what I have now or just save for another year and build myself a new Lightning PC from scratch... we'll see how the money rolls in.

"Sleep is for the weak" -ssjKakarot

AMD64 3200+@2Ghz Clawhammer
2x512 PC3200/DDR400 RAM
BFG GeForce 6800 OC
Stock 3 Fans
Antec 350W PSU
AMI BIOS 3.11


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#7
June 2, 2005 at 04:52:43

It may not be as simple as just swapping the board, it depends on whether the PSU is proprietary or not. I don't know how old it is or if it's still under warranty, but once you break the seal, the warranty is void. And some Compaqs are pretty screwy inside...you may open it, take one look & decide it'd be better to start from scratch.

Asus A7N8X-X
1800+ @ 8.5 x 200MHz
768MB PC3200
Asus A9550 128MB/128-bit
Gamer Edition
WinME/WinXP Pro


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#8
July 8, 2005 at 21:14:45

Another Compaq knocker. I have a Presario 5356 (celeron 433) six years old with an upsized standard atx psu. The board is made by FIC (CE31-A) which had a amibios which I switched to an award 4.51pg one from the FIC website using uniflash. It can recognise 133 speed sdram (all density 128mb) which my GX1 Dell (pII 450) and my mates 440bx-2 (pIII 500) Intel have trouble with. It can handle 512mb sdram per bay. The fsb can run up to 133mhz and I have clocked it to over 550mhz.

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