I was reading a review of the Aopen AK86-L Via motherboard and the guy\nmentions:\n\n[URL]http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1959[/URL]\n\n"By dropping multipliers in the BIOS, we were able to reach FSB\nsettings as high as 252. It appears that the AGP/PCI is ratio\ncontrolled and that it again drops to 33/66 at a setting of 234. This\nmeans the 252 is a PCI/AGP overclock of about 19 which is in-line with\nthe maximum overclock our picky ATI 9800 can handle. This is not a\nworking PCI lock as we have seen on Intel chipsets; it is a\nratio-driven PCI/AGP frequency similar to the one we first saw on the\nAbit K8T800 motherboard."\n\n\nSounds to me like he's saying at FSB: 234mhz you get the correct\nPCI/AGP frequencies.\n\n10 x 234 seems to be more than the athlon64's can handle, but you can\ndrop the multiplier below 10, and at 9 x 234 = 2106 which seems to be\nsomething they can handle.\n\nIt also looks like the athlon64 2800 (1.8Ghz) with a multiplier of 9\nwould work out well with this motherboard at this FSB.\n\nUnfortunately, they tested the motherboard with the BH5 chip ram\nthat's almost unavailable anymore, so one wonders what working ram\nyou're supposed to put in the damn thing ;)\n\nAnyone playing around with this stuff ?\n\nBy the way, ram prices have been rising. Suggests the computer\nvendors are building computers (939 ?), or buying the memory now.