Overclocking M2N-X

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February 20, 2009 at 19:59:00
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.288 GHz / 3071 MB
Hi, I'm trying to overclock my system for the first time and am looking for some input. I read a post by some guy with a system similar to mine and tried out the settings other users recommended and, while I saw a huge improvement in performance, I'm sure it could do better. I'll post my system specs here. Let me know what you think

My Specs:

ASUS M2N-X Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ CPU
Corsair PC6400 Dual Channel DDR2 800mhz (2x 2048MB)
BFG 800W PSU
ATI Radeon 2600 XT HD graphics
WD 320GB SATA Hard Drive

His Specs:

ASUS M2N-X Board
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2 GHZ
OCZ Gold Edition PC5400 Dual Channel 2 x 1024 MB
Ultra X-Finity 600W PSU
EVGA Geforce 7300GT 512 MB PCI-E x 16 GPU
WD Caviar 250 GB IDE drive


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#1
February 20, 2009 at 20:36:15
UPDATE

So after running gloriously for about 2 hours, my comp blue screened and when trying to restart, i got the "Overclock failed, press F2 to load default setting and continue"

I reset them to default and redid the OC, but got the same result.

The only thing I did in between was try to run my ATI Overdrive utility to boost my graphics a bit. Any ideas?

Also, here is the link to the other guy's post.. if it helps.

http://www.computing.net/answers/cp...


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#2
February 20, 2009 at 22:04:26
Which 4000+ do you have? 2.0GHz or 2.1GHz? Your settings will be different than the 4200+.

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#3
February 21, 2009 at 01:40:45
says 2.288ghz... that's the only number i can find

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#4
February 21, 2009 at 07:31:42
"says 2.288ghz... that's the only number i can find"

That's the overclocked speed. I'm asking what the default speed is. If you have the X2 4000+ Windsor, the speed is 2.0GHz (10x multiplier)...if you have the X2 4000+ Brisbane, the speed is 2.1GHz (10.5x multiplier). The CPU multipler affects the RAM speed. You do realize that you should lower the RAM speed to 667Mhz, not 533MHz, right?

For example: if you have the Windsor & increase the CPU frequency to 240MHz, the RAM will run at 800MHz. But if you have the Brisbane & increase the CPU frequency to 240MHz, the RAM will only run at 754MHz. To get it to run at 800MHz again, you'd have to increase the CPU freq to approx 255MHz, but I doubt your system would boot with those settings.

To make it easy, I suggest you set the multiplier to 10x, the CPU frequency to 240MHz, the RAM to 667MHz, the HT freq to 800MHz, lock the PCIe at 100MHz & disable both Cool'n'Quiet & Spread Spectrum. And you *may* have to bump up the CPU voltage. The result will be the CPU at 2.40GHz, the RAM at 800MHz & the HT bus at 960MHz.


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#5
February 21, 2009 at 09:42:08
'tis the Brisbane. Sorry about that, I have no idea why
it says 2.288ghz as it wasn't OC'd at the time of the
scan.


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#6
February 21, 2009 at 13:57:44
wow, with those settings, it actually dropped to 2.179 GHz....

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#7
February 21, 2009 at 14:31:39
Ok, so I've set all my setting back to default and am going to wait for the next reply.

Here's what happened:

The setting ran but like I said, it dropped the speed to 2.179 GHz. I rebooted to check the settings again to make sure I had done everything correctly, but this time it gave me the overclock error message. I set them all back to default and rebooted, then tried to set them back again. After saving the changes, my comp just powered off. Tried to power up about 5 times and it would just shut off instantly. After letting it sit for about a minute it booted fine, but i set all settings back to default and am going to wait for more info.


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#8
February 21, 2009 at 15:13:41
Are you're sure you're doing it exactly? 10 x 240 = 2.4GHz, not 2.179GHz. And as I said, you *may* have to bump up the CPU voltage...since you're having problems, my guess is that's what you gotta do.

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#9
February 21, 2009 at 15:16:56
ok. here's what i did:

set CPU freq to 240
PCI to 100
Mem freq to 667
HT to 800
CPU Multiplier to x10
CPU Voltage to 1.35v (highest option)


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#10
February 21, 2009 at 15:33:27
interesting. I set my settings back to those that i listed above and it booted just fine. The scanner for this site still claims its running at 2.179 GHz. Maybe its the scanner? If so, how else can i test the speed?

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#11
February 21, 2009 at 15:42:50
Try running CPUZ 1.50:

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php


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#12
February 21, 2009 at 15:44:54
will do. but upon rebooting, the overclock failed again. this is getting kinda confusing...

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#13
February 22, 2009 at 08:51:20
Tom's Hardware just put up this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#14
February 24, 2009 at 17:42:01
Meh, nothing seems to be working, no matter which way i set it. I'm going to download that utility shown in the article and see if that helps out any. Thanks alot though.

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#15
February 24, 2009 at 19:34:35
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.p...

=O how did he do that? he literally has the same processor as me...


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