[Question] Overclocking and voltage settings

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by deadzombie, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. deadzombie

    deadzombie Guest

    I have an AthlonXP 2100+ on an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard.
    I havenever overclocked an Athlon before, but I've been thinking about taking the dive.

    So who can explain how to adjust voltage settings? I've read several reviews of people overclocking various AthlonXP chips, nudging the FSB, installing proper cooling and such...and they always talk about having to increase the voltage to the chip.

    Unfortunatly, they never explain how, why or what the scale is to increase voltage per speed increase. Would someone in the know be kind enough to help an overclocking n00b out?
  2. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Overclocking an amd chip is a balance between multiplier and fsb settings. I don't know much about these chips but I'm pretty sure that your board will unlock this chip if it is a thoroughbred. Hence no multiplier unlocking needs to be done.

    Just push your fsb up or multiplier up slowly, if it locks up when booting give it some more voltage, but not too much, you don't want to fry your chip. Remember to watch your temps.
    www.overclockers.com and their forums are a great source of information for newbies, so take a look rather than taking it from an intel person like me :)
  3. deadzombie

    deadzombie Guest

    Thanks for the quick reply..reading through the information available there...learning a thing or 2 ;)
  4. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

    Most modern mobo's allow the adjustment of many voltages in the BIOS.
  5. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    Well as you increase the FSB your chip will become more unstable, so the increase in voltage helps show your chip who is Boss.

    I have a 1.6 ghz P4, and I can take it up to 1.8ghz at normal(1.7V) voltage.

    But if I want to take it up to 1.9ghz I usually raise the voltage to 1.75. Not sure if thats more than needed but it works fine.