New to overclocking.

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January 28, 2010 at 21:59:18
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Athlon XP 2600+. 512mb DDR333, 512mb DDR400
I've been reading up on overclocking little by little for a couple years now, and I decided to give it a try. I kept moving my frequency up little by little until the computer began rebooting, then I moved it to the option under that. I'm guessing the rebooting has to do with the cpu not having enough energy to maintain that speed? So would increasing the voltage make it to where I could move my frequency up even higher without reboots?

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January 28, 2010 at 22:14:37
Depends on the motherboard & the CPU/RAM combo. I'm guessing you're asking about the AXP 2600+? Is it the 266MHZ FSB or 333MHz FSB version?

When overclocking an AXP system, there are a few things that need to be done.

- configure the CPU & RAM so that they both run at the same frequency (1:1 ratio).
- lock the AGP at 66MHz
- disable all Spread Spectrum options
- raise the CPU frequency a little at a time, making sure the RAM stays in step
- raise the CPU voltage only if absolutely necessary & only a little at a time, +0.025v per increase if possible

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January 28, 2010 at 23:05:38
When overclocking, if you keep raising your frequency little by little, without raising the voltage, you are bound to hit a wall at some point & it look like you did.

What version is your AXP 2600+? ... There are three:

1916MHz -- 11.5 x 166MHz -- AXP / Barton core
2083MHz -- 12.5 x 166MHz -- AXP / Tbred core
2133MHz -- 16.0 x 133MHz -- AXP / Tbred core

Back in those days, the Barton core variant was the favorite because of its 512KB L2 cache & because it overclocked better than the other two, especially if you had one from the infamous pre-week 39 (2003) batch. It also would have been nice both of your memory module were PC3200 (DDR400)

What motherboard are you using?
What increment can you raise the voltage? 0.025v; 0.05v ?
What's your frequency at now: 166MHz (333MHz FSB)?
What's your Vcore? The default 1.65v?

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