Help! Overclocking

March 18, 2010 at 04:56:33
Specs: Windows XP
hey any one there who can help in overclocking my cpu.............

configuration of my computer is

Amd sempron 2800+
Phoenix bios
mothreboard:ms-7142 ver-1

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March 18, 2010 at 06:05:08
1. we need to know the rest of your system specs, especially the amount & type of RAM (DDR266, DDR333, DDR400, etc)

2. if you have an eMachines (which I suspect you do based on the motherboard model), you're wasting your time

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March 18, 2010 at 22:31:48
HCL Infosystems Limited MS-7142 1.00
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Main Circuit Board b
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 01/05/2006

512 Mb

but dont know the ram model......

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March 18, 2010 at 23:00:55
This how my bios looks like

Phoenix-awardbios CMOS utility

-Standard Cmos features -Cell Menu[CPU clock
and voltage change]

-Advanced Bios features -Load optimized defaults

-Advanced Chipset features -Set supervisor

-Intergrated peripherals -set user password

-Power mangement setup -Save and exit

-Pnp/Pci configuration -save without
-H/W Monitor

I can overclock my CPU By following steps:

Advanced Chipset features>Dram configuration>changeindex value [MHZ]

But whenever i change the value my monitor does not turn on but cpu runs as always.......

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March 19, 2010 at 05:59:05

I believe what you have is the MSI K8MM-V. Does it look like this one:

512 Mb"

System performance will improve significantly if you add more RAM. 512MB isn't enough these days. And if you're still using the onboard graphics, you'd be better off adding an AGP video card. Even a cheap card will be better than the crappy Unichrome IGP.

As for overclocking, you can't just raise the CPU frequency. There are a number of changes that have to be made at the same time. But to do it, you HAVE to know what speed RAM you have. Try running CPUZ, then click on the SPD tab. What is listed for Max Bandwidth? Then click the Memory tab...what is listed for DRAM Frequency?

I can give you some BIOS settings to look for & make some general recommendations, but if you don't have all these options, you're not gonna accomplish much, if anything:

Cool 'n' Quiet = disabled
Spread Spectrum = disabled
AGP frequency = 67MHz
DRAM frequency = 133MHz (if you have DDR333), 166MHz (if you have DDR400)
CPU frequency = 250MHz
CPU multiplier = 8x
CPU voltage = 1.45v (may need to go higher)
HT (HyperTransport) multiplier = 3x (or 600MHz)

If the above works, the CPU will run at 2.0GHz, the RAM at either 166MHz (DDR333) or 200MHz (DDR400) & the HT bus at 750MHz.

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March 19, 2010 at 22:30:52
In the SPD tab
For slot 1 :200MHz
For slot 2 :200MHz

In Memory Tab
Dram frequency:200MHz

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