|For starters, here's a link to your motherboard specs:|
"Just arrived Athlon 64 x2 4400 (toledo core)"
Are you sure that CPU will work? According to the ABIT website, the max your board supports is the single core A64 4000+. I did a quick search & couldn't find anything saying that the X2 is supported.
This site lists the same thing:
You can still practice overclocking your 3000+ but it would help to know the core...some cores overclock better than others. Try running CPUZ:
You *should* be able to get it up to at least 2.25GHz. Try the following BIOS settings....
Under the μGuru Utility > OC Guru:
- User Define
- external clock = 250MHz
- multpllier factor = x9
- PCIe frequency = 100MHz
- PCI frequency = 33MHz
Under Advanced Chipset > DRAM Configuration
- DRAM clock = 333MHz
Under Advanced Chipset > LDT & PCI Bus Control:
- LDT Bus frequency = 800MHz (or 4x), whichever is available
The above will run the CPU at 2.25GHz, RAM at approx 204MHz (DDR408), & LDT (aka HT link) at 1000MHz. If the system becomes unstable or unbootable, don't panic. Simply reset the BIOS using the clearCMOS jumper & start over from scratch. But this time, increase the CPU voltage a little. I don't know what your default voltage is but start with default + 0.025v