cpu and graphics card overclocking

May 31, 2009 at 14:02:35
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi, I am not that well understood in this kind of stuff but i know a few things, however i would like to get the best performance possible out of my computer (CPU-Z):

- Intel Pentium 4 630
- 3.0Ghz (core speed = 2923.6 MHZ x15 Multiplier)
- Motherboard: 775V88+ (ASUS)
-DDR: 1536MBytes (Frequency: 129.9MHZ)
-FSB:DRAM = 3:2
- GeForce 6800 256MB

I took all the info from CPU-Z I thought was need for anyone to be able to help me out with this. From reading previous threads I understood my ratio between CPU and DDR is not very good and i believe it is possible to overclock my processor to a better performance. Furthermore, in relation to my graphics card, i formated the computer a few days ago, and I had suitable display drivers (dont remeber which) that allowed me an average of 60/70FPS in COD4, but now that I formated, even with the latest NVIDIA drivers i can only get 30/40 and I can't understand why, even though I have the graphics card overclocked just the same...

Would apreciate very much if anyone can help me with these problems..


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#1
May 31, 2009 at 15:32:45
If the board model number is correct, it's made by ASRock, not ASUS:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.a...

You have a P4 Prescott which runs at 800MHz FSB (200MHz freq) but you're running the RAM at 130MHz - why? It should at least run at 200MHz to match the CPU (1:1 ratio). Do you have PC2100 (DDR266) or do you just have the BIOS settings wrong?

My guess is your problem is related to: "i formated the computer a few days ago". Did you install the latest VIA Hyperion motherboard chipset drivers?

http://www.viaarena.com/default.asp...

Here's the latest video drivers...is this what you used?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvis...


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#2
May 31, 2009 at 17:44:35
In the CPU-Z info it shows that it is PC3200 (200Mhz) and i did instal the latest motherboard drivers.. I dont know much about this and I wanted to know how i can change the frequency of my DDR.. Is there also any possibility of making the processor run faster?

(the graphics drivers are also the same as the ones you posted)

Thanks


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#3
May 31, 2009 at 17:57:38
Actually, i went into the BIOS Setup and it said there that the DDR was furring at 200MHZ, so either that's wrong or CPU-Z got it wrong. Also my computer is at 53ÂșC.. Is that normal? It seems a little too hot for me lol

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#4
May 31, 2009 at 18:18:48
Since your RAM amount listed as 1536MBytes, you have more than one stick of RAM. When you run CPUZ, the SPD tab shows the speeds & timings the RAM is capable of. At the upper left, you can select slot #1, #2, #3, etc. Check them all to see if one (or more) of your sticks of RAM is only capable of 133MHz.

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#5
May 31, 2009 at 19:10:21
They're both 200Mhz but the 1gb one says on the bottom (Frequency) on the first quadrant, 166MHZ and on the second 200MHZ.. Might it be that?

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#6
May 31, 2009 at 19:11:19
The strange thing here is that in the BIOS Setup the DDR showed up as DDR400..

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#7
May 31, 2009 at 20:03:41
Look at CPUZ again..this time click the memory tab. What does it list for RAM frequency?

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#8
May 31, 2009 at 20:25:21
I downloaded the manual. For one thing, your board supports dual channel mode but you'd need a matched pair of RAM sticks & they'd need to be inserted in either both blue slots or both black slots.

Go into the BIOS & look under Chipset Configuration > DRAM Frequency...is it set to AUTO, 133MHz (DDR266) or 200MHz (DDR400)?


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#9
June 1, 2009 at 08:51:03
Ram Frequency is 129.9Mhz in CPUZ but in the BIOS it is set to 200Mhz (DDR400). By the way the ram chipsets are in the same coloured slots, i inserted them myself..

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#10
June 1, 2009 at 09:35:50
I just noticed something else, even though my board supports dual, and the chipsets are in the same colour slots, in the CPUZ is says "Channels = Single". Shouldn't this mean it wouldn't acuse 1.5gb of ram but only one of the DRAM chipsets?

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#11
June 1, 2009 at 09:42:34
If you have just the two DIMMs, one 1GB + one 512MB, dual channel mode won't be enabled. They must be a matched pair...either both 1GB or both 512MB. They also have to be the same speed. Obviously they're not the same capacity, but I suspect one of them is DDR266. The only way to know for sure would be to take them out & have a look.

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#12
June 1, 2009 at 11:00:24
I had checked in the BIOS and took the dimms to confirm and they're both DDR400 (as is says in the BIOS). could it be that the info on CPUZ is wrong? I noticed that my BIOS doesn't let me fiddle with the cpu speed and all that, is it the version of the BIOS or is it that it simply can't be overclocked?

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