Go Back   Rage3D » Rage3D Discussion Area » Gaming and Computing Forums » General Hardware
Rage3D Subscribe FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

General Hardware Talk about PCs/Macs, motherboards, CPUs, sound cards, RAM, hard drives, networking and everything else about computer hardware!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Sep 5, 2001, 08:50 PM   #1
Advertisement (Guests Only)

Login or Register to remove this ad
Uriel
Unbiased Geek
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 4,829
Uriel is still being judged by the masses


Default overclocking safety

right now I have a 1.3 Ghz Athlon running at 1.43 Ghz @ 50 degrees Celcius (55 during very high load, 40 at complete idle)
my memory (two sticks of PC100 cas 2 and one stick PC133 cas3) is running at PC152 cas 2(since I run my FSB at 110 it really should be 143, but SiSoft reports it as PC152 and Fuzzy Logic reports it as PC133)

AGP clock is 76 and PCI is 38

I guess I'm kinda lucky cause it seems very stable and all
but when should I stop?
I don't wanna push the rig over the edge

if I don't get any lockups, how far should I push it before giving up?
any recommendations would be great!
__________________
lol
Uriel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 2001, 08:56 PM   #2
magicknight0233
Radeon Arctic Islands
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: United States New Jersey
Posts: 6,523
magicknight0233 is still being judged by the masses


Default

I'm not really a big fan of overclocking but I remember reading somewhere (I think it was Anandtech or someplace like that) that when overclocking, the PCI should not exceed 41mhz since that is the limit of what PCI cards can handle and after that, you start getting fried PCI cards.
magicknight0233 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 2001, 09:36 PM   #3
Rubbing Alcohol
smoother than cheap vodka
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 687
Rubbing Alcohol is still being judged by the masses


Default

The PCI bus should stay at or below 39 to be safe, as for the rest bump it up little by little till it locks, then take it down a notch.
__________________
"Life is wasted on the living"
-Douglas Adams

LPB Asylum - Gamers Wanted
Rubbing Alcohol is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement (Guests Only)
Login or Register to remove this ad
Old Sep 5, 2001, 11:24 PM   #4
Gator
Unreal Android
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United States Connecticut
Posts: 11,894
Gator is still being judged by the masses


Subscriber
Default

it's all abotu testing

make sure everything u run regularly likes the new speed, then try a little more. And DEFINETLY dont exceed 41mhz.

I ran 805mhz for a month until i found Adobe Premiere 6 crashes, so i went back down to 784mhz and all is well

the difference was 38 vs 37mhz PCI. Who knows why? Overclocking aint an exact science
Gator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 6, 2001, 02:37 AM   #5
Uriel
Unbiased Geek
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 4,829
Uriel is still being judged by the masses


Default

after a couple of hours running the FSB at 111 it crashed during heavy load
I'm back to 107 and I'll test it during the day
115 caused immediate lockups

thanks for the advice!
__________________
lol
Uriel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gun Safety Video Djinn Off Topic Lounge 18 Jun 15, 2008 12:46 AM
Internet Safety LukaBuka Off Topic Lounge 3 Jul 12, 2005 03:32 PM
Forklift safety IdiotBoy Off Topic Lounge 8 Jul 23, 2004 07:41 PM
Gun Safety?! hehe Lupine Off Topic Lounge 31 May 6, 2004 07:02 AM
Safety first! Silentbob Off Topic Lounge 2 May 2, 2004 09:24 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. Copyright ©1998-2011 Rage3D.com
Links monetized by VigLink