|This one's not critical but slightly annoying.|
I just replace my old Sempron with an Athlon 64 3200+, at 2.2ghz with a multiplier of 11x. Of course, this help immensely what with the 512K of L2. I also try to do some mild overclocking with Systool, by setting up the FSB.
I understand that this isn't the optimal way, but I can't do much else with the OEM BIOS. At any rate, I can usually get the Athlon to 2.4 with leaving the RAM at stock, but if I underclock it (the RAM) using Systool to about ~180Mhz (unofficial) I can get it to 2.5 and have the RAM at about ~200. However, attempting to downclock it doesn't give me consistent results.
If I set it to 180, it gives me 174. If I set it to 166, it gives me 157. If I did this with the Sempron it would end up right on the money at 180 or 166 respectively. It's 2 512Mb sticks of DDR400.
Does this maybe have to do with the fact that it's a 64-bit capable CPU and I only have a 32-bit OS? I don't think this would really matter in the hardware, but I can try a 64-bit Linux boot CD and see if it works.
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