Solved Asus m2n-e AMD Athlon xp x2 5600+ OC ...?

May 21, 2017 at 17:48:39
Specs: Windows 7, 4
Need help with OC on AMD Athlon Xp x2 5600+ 2.8 Ghz ( stock )

Mb. Asus m2n-e 570 Ultra

Using Ai Booster

222 x 14.0 => 3.1 Ghz

fsb 111

Voltages on CPU / Memory ( Auto )

temperature idle 36 -> 40*C

Mid Load 53 - 55*C

Max Load 65*C

At stock cooling ......

is it okay ....? should i lower the multiplicator / increase the Ext. Frq. ?


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May 23, 2017 at 09:35:15
"I want to upgrade my CPu in the nere future"

Have a look at newegg & check the HP refurbished CPUs. The Phenom II X2 B59 is only $20. If your board is capable of unlocking the disabled cores, it will be recognized an a Phenom II X4 965. Even if it doesn't unlock, you'll have a dual core with 6MB L3 cache that runs at 3.4GHz. If you're not familiar, B-series are Business-class CPUs which are of higher quality to insure stability. It will likely be recognized as "AMD Processor model unknown". A real bargain if it works with your board.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/A...

If you don't wanna take a chance, there are other choices: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

EDIT: somethings not right & I don't think it's the beta BIOS. I have a special program that determines RAM speed based on the CPU multiplier, ref clock, & RAM speed setting. 12 x 259MHz is easy enough...3108MHz. If the RAM is set at DDR2-800, it will attempt to run at 518MHz which is impossible for DDR2-800, so it makes perfect sense that it will hang & reset. If the RAM is set to DDR2-667, it should run stably at 414.4MHz. Try using CPUZ to confirm your settings rather than HWinfo64.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-...

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May 21, 2017 at 20:12:31
Your CPU is not an Athlon XP, it's an Athlon 64 & A64's don't have a FSB. It should be OC'd manually, not thru AI Booster.

When you change the reference clock from its default of 200MHz, it not only affects the CPU speed, but it also affects the RAM speed, HyperTransport bus, PCIe bus, IDE, etc. Ideally, you should try to keep all the other buses close to their default speeds & only OC the CPU, otherwise the system will become unstable. The HT bus for your CPU should be 1000MHz, the PCIe bus should be 100MHz, & I'm going to assume you have DDR2-800 (400MHz). By raising the ref clock to 222MHz, the HT bus is at 1110MHz & RAM is at 444MHz.

What you should do is raise the ref clock to 250MHz, lower the CPU multiplier to 12.5, lower the HT multiplier to 4x, lower the RAM speed to 333MHz, & lock the PCIe at 100MHz. That will put the CPU at 3.125GHz, HT bus at 1000MHz, & RAM at roughly 416MHz. You may have to raise the CPU voltage slightly to get it to run stably.

Check for stability by running OCCT: http://www.ocbase.com/

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May 22, 2017 at 00:38:02
1. its an Athlon x2 5600+ 2,8 Ghz Windsor 89w


http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AM...

2. i cannot use 0.5 increments only like 11.0 12.0 13.0 14.0x so i cannot use theCPU multiplier to 12.5 only 12.0 and 13.0.

3. Ram is working at 345.4 ( right now using HWinfo64 )

buss clock is at 222.0 MHz ( right now using HWinfo64 )
HT clock is at 1,110.1 MHz ( right now using HWinfo64 )

Sugestions ?


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May 22, 2017 at 00:56:13
Update: Acording to HWinfo64 after modifications

Core #0 and #1 3.108 Mhz

Bus Clock 259 ( i cannot use 0.5 increments so i use 12.0 ) is it okay ... ?

HT got it at 1.036.o MHz ( ht at 4x from 5x ( max ) ) is it okay ..?

Ram clock 388.5 Mhz ( ram is Pc-6400 ( 400 Mhz ) some of them are 800 ( 4 slots not the same :)) ) but they are running at ~400 ( default )

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboard...

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#4
May 22, 2017 at 14:42:19
PC2-6400 = DDR2-800 = 400MHz. They're all the same.

There should be 1/2 multipliers for the CPU. Which BIOS version are you running? Version 3001 is the latest official BIOS but there's also a beta BIOS version 5001. I don't know how your RAM is running at 388.5MHz with the ref clock at 259MHz. There's no RAM configuration that I could come up with that would have that result. Try setting the RAM speed at DDR2-667. With the multiplier at 12x & ref clock at 259, the resulting speed should be 414.4MHz.


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#5
May 23, 2017 at 08:31:25
Yes i use 5001 because

I want to upgrade my CPu in the nere future ( phenom x3 / x4 ) ( Athlon II x2 / x4 )

i will try to set up the ram as you said ... brb :))


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#6
May 23, 2017 at 08:50:51
for me DDR2-667 = 388.5 MHz

after i switch to DDR-800 =? 401.8 MHz ... strange :))

Voltage 1.85


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#7
May 23, 2017 at 09:13:20
Update ... after i change ( save and exit ) system will hang + reset

base multiply even if it's at 12x 259 Cpu will show 2668 mhz .... :))))

DDR-800 will cause the system to hang ( 401.9 MHz ) ( unstable )

i will remain at DDR-667 - 388.5 MHz ( stable ) will boot on to windows

probably because i got the beta bios 5001


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May 23, 2017 at 09:35:15
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"I want to upgrade my CPu in the nere future"

Have a look at newegg & check the HP refurbished CPUs. The Phenom II X2 B59 is only $20. If your board is capable of unlocking the disabled cores, it will be recognized an a Phenom II X4 965. Even if it doesn't unlock, you'll have a dual core with 6MB L3 cache that runs at 3.4GHz. If you're not familiar, B-series are Business-class CPUs which are of higher quality to insure stability. It will likely be recognized as "AMD Processor model unknown". A real bargain if it works with your board.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/A...

If you don't wanna take a chance, there are other choices: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

EDIT: somethings not right & I don't think it's the beta BIOS. I have a special program that determines RAM speed based on the CPU multiplier, ref clock, & RAM speed setting. 12 x 259MHz is easy enough...3108MHz. If the RAM is set at DDR2-800, it will attempt to run at 518MHz which is impossible for DDR2-800, so it makes perfect sense that it will hang & reset. If the RAM is set to DDR2-667, it should run stably at 414.4MHz. Try using CPUZ to confirm your settings rather than HWinfo64.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-...

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