Solved I can't find out how to over clock my CPU

June 12, 2012 at 13:29:16
Specs: Windows 7, Athlon xp 2000+/1.21 GB
I cant figure out how to over clock my AMD Athlon XP 2000+
I have tried a couple ways on youtube but they didn't work then i found this website.

See More: I cant find out how to over clock my CPU

Report •


✔ Best Answer
June 13, 2012 at 05:40:27
"my system is a Compaq Presario S0000"

You should have stated that right from the start. It's not overclockable.

"I found a website with the specifications for the motherboard"

If you're 100% sure your system is an S0000, that is NOT your motherboard. The S760GL is a socket 754 board, since you claim to have an XP 2000+, your board has to be a socket A.

"the memory type is a Non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM DDR 400 with a maximum capacity of 2GB of memory and I have installed 1.21GB"

Assuming you have an Athlon XP 2000+ system, DDR400 is the incorrect RAM. You gain nothing by running faster RAM than the CPU can handle, in fact, you're taking a performance hit. It should be DDR266. And you probably have 1GB + 256MB, with a whopping 16MB being used by the onboard video.

Your system is over 10 yrs old & it's difficult to find much info on it. But I'll repeat what I said in my other response - you should NOT be running Win7 on this outdated system. Go back to XP.



#1
June 12, 2012 at 14:24:28
Motherboard ?
Memory type and speed ?
Soccket A Athlon XP what version of 2000+ ?
Have you checked the BIOS and read the Manual for Overclocking options ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


Report •

#2
June 12, 2012 at 14:24:46
Post the system specs.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


Report •

#3
June 12, 2012 at 17:55:10
We really need your system specs but I can give you some generic advice.

The AXP 2000+ stock clock settings are 12.5 x 133MHz (1.67GHz). The multiplier is probably locked at 12.5x so all you'll be able to do is increase the CPU frequency. A few important things you need to know:

1.) all socket A systems perform best when the CPU & RAM run at the same frequency, this is known as 1:1 ratio. If the CPU is at 133MHz, the RAM should be at 133MHz. If it's at 140MHz, the RAM should be at 140MHz, & so on.
2.) when you increase the CPU frequency, all other frequencies (RAM, PCI, AGP, IDE) will also increase unless the BIOS provides a setting to lock them. If no lock is provided, you have to be very careful to keep the affected frequencies within acceptable tolerances.
3.) the AGP frequency is always 2x the PCI frequency. The stock PCI freq is 33.33MHz, therefore the stock AGP freq is 66.66MHz. There is no real advantage to increasing these freqs, but if they are increased too much, they will cause system instability, problems with the audio, data corruption on the HDD, etc. Generally, the max safe PCI freq is 37.5MHz, therefore the max safe AGP freq is 75MHz.
4.) if there is no way lock the affected freqs, the max safe CPU freq is 150MHz unless you can bump up to the next standard CPU freq of 166MHz.

I do not recommend running Win7 on this system. It's too old & you have too little RAM. And my guess is you're still running the onboard video.


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
June 13, 2012 at 00:48:48
I have not looked up the bios manual but the memory type is a Non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM DDR 400 with a maximum capacity of 2GB of memory and I have installed 1.21GB. Onboard Connectors/Devices 5.1 channel AC97 (ADI) Integrated SiSĀ® high-peformance graphics controller Fast Ethernet (10/100) MAC + PHY (Realtek) and I found a website with the specifications for the motherboard its http://www.premiopc.com/support/faq... and my system is a Compaq Presario S0000

Report •

#5
June 13, 2012 at 05:40:27
✔ Best Answer
"my system is a Compaq Presario S0000"

You should have stated that right from the start. It's not overclockable.

"I found a website with the specifications for the motherboard"

If you're 100% sure your system is an S0000, that is NOT your motherboard. The S760GL is a socket 754 board, since you claim to have an XP 2000+, your board has to be a socket A.

"the memory type is a Non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM DDR 400 with a maximum capacity of 2GB of memory and I have installed 1.21GB"

Assuming you have an Athlon XP 2000+ system, DDR400 is the incorrect RAM. You gain nothing by running faster RAM than the CPU can handle, in fact, you're taking a performance hit. It should be DDR266. And you probably have 1GB + 256MB, with a whopping 16MB being used by the onboard video.

Your system is over 10 yrs old & it's difficult to find much info on it. But I'll repeat what I said in my other response - you should NOT be running Win7 on this outdated system. Go back to XP.


Report •


Ask Question