|Ah yes, where to begin?|
1st of all, congrats on getting the socket 7 board/CPU straightened around. Now on to new endeavours....
I didn't pay too much attention to your CPU model number before but the "4" means that it's definitely a Barton. And as much as I like the nForce2 chipset, the board you got only supports 333MHz FSB. I guess it's no big deal though because you only have a 333MHz FSB CPU. Remember to always maintain a 1:1 ratio so either DDR333 RAM should be used or DDR400 underclocked to DDR333 speed (166MHz). Your board can run the RAM in dual channel mode, but there's no performance advantage doing so. If you want me to go thru the mathematical calculations as to why, just ask & I will.
I just downloaded the manual & gave it a quick look. It appears that your board *may* be overclockable to 200MHz. I doubt your CPU can handle it but you never know. Here's some settings to get you started:
System Performance = manual
CPU FSB Clock = 175MHz
CPU Interface = normal
FSB/DRAM Ratio = 1:1
Memory Timings = manual
T-(RAS) = 11
T-(RCD) = 3
T-(RP) = 3
CAS Latency = 2.5
FSB Spread Spectrum = disabled
AGP Spread Spectrum = disabled
AGP Aperture Size = 128MB
Frame Buffer Size = disabled if using AGP card
TV-Out Mode = disabled unless you have the adapter & plan on using it
Init Display First = AGP
Onboard devices -- disable what you don't need, for example: modem
PNP OS Installed = no
AGP Clock Control = manual
AGP Clock Value = 67MHz
Unfortunately, I didn't see a setting to adjust CPU voltage...that will limit your overclockability. If you go with the above settings, your CPU will run at approx 2012MHz with the RAM in sync at 175MHz (DDR350). Assuming you use DDR400 & that you wanna overclock even higher, all you have to do is raise the CPU FSB Clock, you do NOT have to touch any of the other settings. Raise the FSB in 5MHz increments (180, 185, 190, etc), save & exit, then boot into Windows & test for stability. If all is well, reboot, enter the BIOS, add another 5MHz & repeat the process. If the system becomes unstable, simply back off to your last stable setting. Since there's no way to increase the CPU voltage, you're done. If you over-overclock & the system refuses to boot, you'll have to reset the system. The manual explains on page 2-25:
If your computer hang while overclocking, please reset J4 to safe mode and reboot. After rebooting, enter BIOS Setup menu to reload the BIOS Setup Defaults and reset J4 to user mode.
(Skip & I just helped someone with that exact issue in the CPU forum. I believe he had the same board)
One last thing, if you feel comfortable flashing the BIOS, do it before you begin overclocking.