i am planning to get a AMD alothn xp 1700+ jiuhb to overclock alot. there is a jumper setting but thats not what i want. i want to do it threw voltage. i can get a xp 1700+ running at 2.4 ghz with overclocking
I can solve this one for you. To put it frankly the Asus a7n266-vm cant be overclocked. Not many MAtx boards can. You will find boards that can few and far between. I have personally destroyed this exact motherboard trying to get it to overclock. I even did some soldering on the motherboard id you can beleive that. I couple of MAtx boards than can overclock is an Fic at-31 fusion extreame board. It offers very moderate overclocking and about 3 options to do it. 140fsb is it. To my delight and that of many MAtx lovers biostar has currently released a MAtx nforce 2 board. Yup you got it. The biostar M7ncg. The good thing about this board unlike the a7n266-vm is that in its MAtx form it still supports nvidia's dual channel memory support. Meaning more bandwidth for EVERYONE. I beleive in my knowledge this board is as overclockable as the full atx versions.
HUH? You can't just up the voltage to OC a chip. You have to up the FSB and/or the Multiplier. In doing these you will find that you might need to up the voltages a little to compensate, but you can not do it through voltage only. If you are a newbie with OCing I suggest you hit http://www.tomshardware.com or http://www.hardocp.com and educate yourself
Acctually... it is the board. The motherboard he has, has absolutly no fsb options or multiplier options. So whether he had a locked cpu or not it wouldnt matter. I know because i have personal experience with the exact motherboard. If some of the older members remember an older post I had that I took a vote whether or notI should solder on the board to enable fsb options. Didnt work, destroyed the board. Oh well.
Yeah it is possible to overclock this motherboard. I haven't tried it myself yet as I won this exact board, but there is a soldering mod available to allow overclockabilty. I forgot the website with instructions but it was some forum with alot of succesful replies.
Search Google for this website...
I found a link to that forum which I said i'll look for. Please remember I have not personally tried this mod yet, but if you read throught the 10 pages of the thread you'll see some people have had a sucessful mod. Please may I advise you to read carefully if you am to proceed as it can destroy your motherboard and I take no responsibilty! You may need to have a pacific BIOS version installed and things so read everything! P.S I think page 10 has a nice simplified guide with some pics.
Here the link for you guys anyway
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS