Have an overclock question!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ikester7579, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. ikester7579

    ikester7579 Guest

    I have a 1.4 gig Athalon 266 fsb. My multiplier is in my bios. Now do I have to paint those lines to connect those L things together before turning up the multiplier? Even though the adjustment is in the bios? Is it even worth it with the 1.4 gig Athalon cpu? I here you can't get much of an overclock with these things. If so I'm not going to bother with it. I just go buy a faster one. But money tight right now, That why I'm looking into o/cing it. I have o/ced a pc before so I know the proceedure. Just curious about these L bridges on my cpu.
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    actually the athlons CAN be clocked reasonably high... easier to keep temps down with the multipliers cranked up...

    pencil method is easiest... thats why they made it harder on the athlon xp :)

    read up on the web about ocing... lots of good sites on how to do it...
     
  3. Mr Dead

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    The Anthlon Thunderbird 1400 266 is already unlocked. No pencil trick is needed. I have the same processor and with multiplier, fsb and vcore tweaks ive had mine running at 1600 stable. But a word of warning make sure you have good cooling cause these tings run hot as standard. An uprated cpu heatsink and fan and some case fans are essential.
     
  4. ikester7579

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    Thanx for all the good advice. My cpu runs around 127 degrees under load and 115 no load. I use quick silver compound and have a heavy duty cooler which sounds like a vacuum cleaner lol. Makes my ears ring. Thinking about going with a valcano cooler. I'm not impressed with this compound though. Cost enough and does not transfer the heat better than what I was using. I'm gonna try a synthetic compound. If it's better at keeping my cpu cooler let yall know.:D
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    how do you know its not your hsf that is not doing the job?

    I have arctic silver and a volcano 7 and my rig runs around 100 degrees with moderate load (i.e. playing cs)

    arctic silver or any other GOOD thermal compound will not make your cpu run amazingly cool... it acts as a conduit for transfer of heat... if your hsf has a low cfm and conductive properties it may not cool your cpu to the level you want it to...

    tell you the truth... you probably will not find much difference between a good synthetic compound and arctic silver.. I trid both... I didn't see a difference... but stuck to silver coz I got it free from a mate :)

    thats the best kinda stuff.. the free kind lol..

    g.luck ocing... lots of good websites that will tell you exactly what to do..