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Any thoughts on this insanity?

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by dorkus.erectus, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. First off, my current specs:

    MSI KT3 ULTRA (6380-E) BIOS ver. 5.7
    XP1800+ Palomino (locked and running at 147 FSB)
    2x256 Kingston PC2100 Valueram
    ATI 9800 PRO 128MB (just bought it a week ago)
    350W Antec PSU

    Everything runs OK but I know the CPU is a bottleneck to get the most from
    the videocard.
    So whilst half in the bag over the weekend I ordered a 2600 Barton online
    and it's on it's way.
    I'm thinking that I can run the CPU @166 FSB and the memory will work if I
    set it to HCLK-33.
    Not ideal, I know, but will it work at all or am I insane?

    dorkus.erectus, Apr 20, 2004
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    Alun Harford Guest

    You're probably insane.
    I'd be EXTREMELY supprised if you could get Kingston ValueRAM working much
    above its rated speed.

    Alun Harford
    Alun Harford, Apr 21, 2004
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    Wes Newell Guest

    As long as you can get a 5 divider at 166MHz FSB and can set the ram to
    133MHz seperately, there shouldn't be a problem.
    Wes Newell, Apr 21, 2004
  4. Thanks, Wes

    I believe my particular mobo switches to a 5 divider around 152 FSB.
    Right now my BIOS gives memory options of SPD, HCLK and HCLK+33.
    I wonder if I set my FSB to 166, will it give me the HCLK-33 option that I
    think I need.
    Or am I still insane?
    dorkus.erectus, Apr 21, 2004
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    Wes Newell Guest

    I doubt you'll ever see HCLK-33, but if it's got by SPD, then that should
    keep the ram in spec at 133MHz.
    Wes Newell, Apr 21, 2004
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    Neil Turner Guest

    I have Kingston value ram PC2100 (at least that's what it said on the box).
    I have it running at 162MHz 2-2-2-5. I've not increased its voltage above
    normal and it runs memtest ok and prime95.

    Lucky I guess.

    That's on a similar MB to the OP (KT3 Ultra 2R).

    Neil Turner, Apr 22, 2004
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