Vcore voltage on processor?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fantasi, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Perth
    I bought a 2400+ to replace my duron 1200 and when i installed it on my computer it rebooted to a 1800+ clock speed. I then changed the fsb from 100 x 15 (multiplier) to 115 x 15 = 2100+. Everytime i change it to a 132 x 15 = 2400+ speed, it reboots or freezes and goes back to 1800+. I am new to this OC, well not really OC just puting the right frequency, do i need to change hte VCOre to something? is the mother board saying that i have not enough power? NEed help...

    thx
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Messages:
    4,702
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    Sounds like you may need a BIOS update, or your board my just outright not support the 133 FSB
     
  3. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Perth
    yea but i even used the 120fsb to get a 2200+ but it would still reboot...what is the Vcore for? i dont want to buy a 2400+ and only use a 2100+ speed....need help...
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Messages:
    4,702
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    What board do you have?

    Your board may not support running at 133.

    Don't jump the gun here.
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Messages:
    5,291
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Don't touch Vcore. You do not need to adjust it for normal operation. Post your MB brand and model number so we can help.
     
  6. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

    Messages:
    379
    Location:
    XP-erience
    Hehe, I had to bump my Vcore setting up to 1.725 now :p
    Much more stable.
     
  7. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Perth
    the mobo is K7T turbo 2 with the latest bios....whats vcore for then?
     
  8. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

    Messages:
    379
    Location:
    XP-erience
    The Vcore setting is the CPU voltage level.
    You shouldn't have to touch that.
    Your mobo is fully capable, there is a setting which should allow for that CPU.
    But I'm not sure what the MSI BIOS interface looks like.
     
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    According to this MSI product spec. page the K7T turbo2 will max out with an AMD XP 1800+

    MSI spec. page


    But if you have v. 3.6 of the BIOS (it's an Award BIOS) then...

    BIOS page
    BIOS v. 3.6 download ... in case ya don't [​IMG]

    Now you have an AMD 2400+

    Be sure it IS a 2400+ and not a something else.

    Now remember that it's actual speed is 2.00GHz and the stock Multiplier is 15x133

    So I assumed that the multiplier was set to low by the BIOS so adjust it to 15X133 (1995 which is much closer to the 2.0Ghz speed it should run...)

    Save the changes and reboot the system and everything should run smooth. But make sure you have the v. 3.6 BIOS or it won't work.

    As dreamliner77 said, it could be that you need to "FLASH" the BIOS so it will use the new CPU.

    DO NOT TOUCH THE V CORE VOLTAGE

    Found this info also...

    found it here
     
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    One other thing... is it a true K7T Turbo 2 or a K7T Turbo(MS-6330 Ver3.0)?

    Because the K7T Turbo(MS-6330 Ver3.0) even with a BIOS update will only go up to a 2200+

    So make absolutely sure of the MoBo model.
     
  11. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Perth
    yup im pretty sure about the version number K7T turbo 2 as it is printed on the mobo. I just dont know why it wouldnt go up that high. Could it be a power problem? the power supply i think is not supplying enough. I would plug in my usb pen drive and the mouse will stop working or the keyboard will stop working too. So would the power be the cause of that?

    p.s. yes i have installed the bios 3.6 =)....but it still wont....arrhh....yes and it is also a genuine 2400+
     
  12. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

    Messages:
    884
    power supply..how many watts?
    and what else do u have in the system
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Yeah, full details of yer hardware setup would/could be very helpful.
     
  14. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Oooo Oooo, I just thought of something... yeah yeah my brain didn't catch fire. [​IMG]

    But, what speed is yer memory? Since it uses SDRAM if you're usin PC100 and not PC133 then maybe that's why it won't work at the correct bus speed. I once had a prob like that 'cause I was usin two different speed memory chips and I forgot and set the speed to 133. It wouldn't go past the post.
     
  15. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Also found this...
    Now mind you, I'm throwin all that I can find at you, hoping one of these will help. [​IMG]
     
  16. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Perth
    i dont know how to check for power, but i checkted the back and it wrote 220watts, so i think thats the peak? regarding the ram, i will check it in the morning, but so far i cant go past 2000+
     
  17. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Inside the case look at the PSU (Power Supply) and see what it says. It should be stamped/written on it's label. Unless that is what you ment, then 220W could be too low. The label is either on the top or on the side of the PSU. You may need a mirror to see it if it's on top. (see attachments)

    What type of case is this anyway?
     
  18. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

    Messages:
    884
    220 watts is low..probably..if ur runnin cd drives hd mobo vid card proccesor n a sound card 220 is probably nothing..
    i have a feeling tho u might b talkin bout the switch on some power supplies to switch from 240 volts n bck to 120 ...
     
  19. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Perth
    i cant check the powersupply...i think teh sticker is on the top so its emm yea on the top...but either way i have checked the ram, the first stick is 128 pc 100 and the other is 256 pc 133. am i supposed to put the 256 as first slot? i think ive raed somewhre that the 256 should be first then 128 second? more to less?
     
  20. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Well, there's yer problem. Your bus speed can only go up to 100MHz because of the slowest MEM module. If both were PC133 then it wouldn't choke. Whenever you have two different MEM modules (ie... different speed and different manufacturer), The slowest one dictates how everything is going to run.

    I had two (2) different Modules once and they were a different speed (PC100 and PC133). I had to go and get one faster Module so I could run them both at the 133MHz Bus speed. This was/is because the PC100 module will not take the added speed increase.

    So when you set your speed to 115MHz it was still taxing it. Then when you set it to 133MHz it is getting choked by the memory.

    O.K. try this... Pull out the 128 PC100 module and leave it out (for this test) put the 256 PC133 in the first slot and reboot. Then adjust your settings in the BIOS to what they supposed to be for your CPU and see if it works.

    Now if anyone else thinks this is not correct or if I missed anything, then please please post corrections or anything extra.