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jedi_knight

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#21 16 years ago

I decided to alter the Mhz frequency to 130Mhz which has given me a speed of 1.99Ghz. After all I don't want to burn out the chip.

I also noticed on the Bios that I could set the AGP aperature to 256Mb. My card is an Nvidia Geforce FX 5200. Is it advisable to alter this if the card is a 128Mb?

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C38368

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#22 16 years ago

First: If you have an AthlonXP 2400+, it will run at 15x133MHz. Period. I don't know where people keep getting this idea that they're buying something that won't work at it's rated speed.

Second: No, leave it at 128MB. Even if the card is a 256MB, leave the aperture at 128MB. That tells your rig how much system memory to allow the graphics card to use as video memory if it's onboard stuff fills up. Very, very very few programs need more than 128MB yet; it's rare for 256MB to fill completely.




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#23 16 years ago
C38368First: If you have an AthlonXP 2400+, it will run at 15x133MHz. Period. I don't know where people keep getting this idea that they're buying something that won't work at it's rated speed..

AMD has rated the AMD XP 2400+ at 2.0 ghz internal core clock speed.

^ Ha, yeah leave it 256mb. This takes up 256mb of ram, extra for a Game. It however should increase the performance. The next round of Games will likely take advantage of 256mb apertures.




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#24 16 years ago

Yes M_u. That's the multiplier (15, in the 2400+'s case) times the FSB (rated at 133.33MHz in this case). 15 * 133.33 ~ 2000




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#25 16 years ago

I clicked quote before I really understood your post. However I reread your post before I posted. And Agreed.

I was adding info... I had not meant to correct you.

I just forgot to delete the quotes... :rolleyes:




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#26 16 years ago

Didn't mean to take offence; just clarifying what I'd said (I thought I'd left it too ambiguous based on your post). Don't worry about it... if you even were, anyway :)




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#27 16 years ago

As stated before the standard setting for a 2400+ is 15x133(266mhz),however this is " bottlenecking" your performance,so even though you may end up with the same speed its best to have as lower multiplyer as possible and as high FSB as possible too,i found on my mobo that 11x190(380mhz) was the most stable i could get.




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#28 16 years ago
Mr.NitroAs stated before the standard setting for a 2400+ is 15x133(266mhz),however this is " bottlenecking" your performance,so even though you may end up with the same speed its best to have as lower multiplyer as possible and as high FSB as possible too,i found on my mobo that 11x190(380mhz) was the most stable i could get.

This is true to an extent, but changing the multiplier is only going to be possible if his CPU is fairly old by AthlonXP standards (which it could be).




jedi_knight

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#29 16 years ago

:eek: I was told by a friend that overclocking without a water cooling system wasn't a good idea. I've reset it back to 100Mhz at the moment. Would my fan be able to cope with it running at 1.9-2.0, I'm using the fan that came with the system.

I'm so new to this I'm getting worried already!




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#30 16 years ago

This is for your friend: roll%20eyes%20%28sarcastic%29.gif The system I'm currently on is built around an Intel 3E (SL7E4, Costa Rica) running at 3.75GHz (that's 15x250MHz). F@H is chewing up ~50% CPU power at the moment, and core temp is 55┬░C. Cooling is provided by a Thermalright SP-94 and a 92mm Vantec Tornado. So while the cooling solution's not stock, it is air cooled. In this day and age--and I cannot stress this enough--if you buy a CPU rated at a given speed (in this case, an AthlonXP 2400+), it will run at it's rated speed (15x133, in this case) with the stock cooler and without problem, unless you install it incorrectly. And FWIW, running a 2400+ @ 2.0GHz isn't overclocking it, but rather running it at 1.5GHz is underclocking it. Quick recap: -Your friend is not correct. -Yes the stock fan will cope just fine.