question about bios setting...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by k22, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. k22

    k22 Guest

    i recently updated my bios. I have an old P3 550. The new bios has a setting "Main Clock Speed" and the options "normal" (100mhz) and "103mhz". When I set it to 103mhz, windows reads my processor as running at 566mhz instead of 551. It gives a small performance increase, but not enough to risk damaging my PC as I can't upgrade right now. Would it be safe to set it to 103mhz and leave it? I don't have "xp-erience" ;) with overclocking. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. MiseryQv2.0

    MiseryQv2.0 Guest

    When the manufacturer gives you an option like that you can be sure it's safe... 15mhz is pretty safe...

    Try getting 218mhz more :)... Now that's NOT safe...
     
  3. Taurus

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    a 3% increase in fsb won't harm anything.
     
  4. Winter

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    Ha, yeah sure buddy... how will you sleep at night knowing you probably fried this guy's CPU??
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i sleep better while dreaming of fried pentiums }:>

    kidding, k22!
     
  6. Bretenn

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    if it is stable... then i think it is safe... :D

    but if u dun wan to risk it, then change back to 100mhz lol... coz 16 mhz wont increase too much...