Clocking The AMD Duron

Compaq / 5100ca
June 1, 2009 at 19:49:29
Specs: Windows 2000 SP4
Hi, I am fairly new to overclocking but not to computers and I need some advice on this subject...

I am on a Compaq 5100CA Computer designed for Windows 2000.

I have 440MBs of PC 133 SDRAM, one is PC100 so it only goes at the speed of the PC100 stick

The Processor is an AMD Duron Model 3 that runs at 9 x 100.2 MHz DDR with a range from 600 to 950 MHz currently at 901.6 MHz...

here is the manuals URL

http://support.amd.com/us/Processor...

The motherboard is a UWAVE2 which is the OEM board to the FIC AZ31 mobo... I have the manual for the FIC AZ31 and it has a jumper for normal or over voltage driving...
One question is that would my OEM UWAVE2 also have this jumper? ... lets continue...

URL ...

http://www.igs.net/~ndaines/Qfiles/...

So in general I just want to know if i could clock this computer to 950MHz percisely without going past 950. If so if it will even run nicely without crashing or overheating. I can buy two more fans but i only have one on the processor and power supply... i can handle all the steps to clocking i JUST need to know if it will even work after taking the time to get the extra bit of speed...

Any help is highly valued... and to anyone who reply thank you for your valued time ;)...


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#1
June 1, 2009 at 21:07:53
Your board isn't overclockable thru the BIOS. If you change the setting from 900MHz to 950MHz, that's akin to changing the multiplier from 9.0x to 9.5x. Since the multiplier on the 900MHz Duron is locked, one of 2 things will happen...the speed will remain at 900MHz or the system will become unbootable. The only way you could possibly overclock would be by using overclocking software, but you'll never notice any difference going from 900MHz to 950MHz. If you're not overclocking by at least 10%, it's just a waste of time. And unless your temps are already high, you probably don't need any additional cooling fans.

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#2
June 2, 2009 at 03:39:00
This is the info im talking about my friend... and that is why I use computing.net... always the best answers around...

thanks for your time, it was quite helpful...

I always like to get the most out of the computer im using...

even if its an old compaq i've had for several years lol...


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