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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:07 pm 
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Is there a comprehensive article that explains overclocking and the steps involved to accomplish it? What am I looking for in the BIOS to change? What is this Pencil Trick and why do I have to do it? What sort of speed can I expect to gain? Where can I find software that reports cpu temperature? Does the BIOS know the Temp? I have a million questions but any answers to these should get me started and would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 10:20 pm 
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Pencil Trick!

Most temps can be read in the Bios. There are software programs to help. And list your config for help on overclocking.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 8:59 am 
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Thanks for the info. I'm going away for a few days, then I'll be able to check out the article in greater detail.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 9:09 am 
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i have 2 project computers.

one=soyo k7ada
xp1600+ unlocked @1666mhz(xp2000+)12.5x multiplier @133 fsb
640mb of pc2100 ddr ram
thermo engine super heatsink
350w antec "true power" power supply
40g western digital and 20g quantum fireball 2 hard drive
western is master and fireball is slave. fireball is for saving pictures,music,etc...storage purpose
for me to achieve the 1666mhz i had to raise my vcore to 1.8v. in which now my cpu temp is at high limit. (52 degrees at idle and 57 degrees at load) if i want to go higher i would have to consider going to water cooling and possibly modifying mobo for more vcore voltages and upgrading power supply. to much of a hastle. running great though.

two=abit at7
xp1900+ unlocked @1666mhz(xp2000+)10x multiplier @166 fsb
768mb of pc2700 ddr ram
430w antec "true power" power supply
thermo engine super heatsink
thermaltake ramsinks
temps at 48 degrees at idle and 52 degrees at load
vcore at 1.775, i/o at 3.65, ddr volts at 2.65
2x 60g maxtor hard drives at raid0
for me to achieve fsb of 166mhz i had to change fsb:agp:pci ratio in bios from 4:2:1 to 5:2:1. pc2100 ram runs at 133mhz. pc2700 ram runs at 166mhz. pc3000 ram runs at 182mhz. pc3200 ram runs at 200mhz. depending on how you want to overclock through fsb(like above on abit setup) or by multiplier (like above on soyo setup). both ways are fine. but since you have the dragon with 333 chipset, i would go the route of buying some pc3200 ram (if the board will support it, in which it should) and go the route of overclocking the fsb. you must unlock your cpu first though. well, actually you will have to unlock it for both methods. if you need more info. reply to this and i will hook you up.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:14 pm 
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do NOT use the pencil trick on amd's xp cpu's (pencil trick can be used on older athlon cpu's)- the laser cuts are suppopsed to be deeper w/ the xp cpu's, and will fry the cpu! here is a guide to unlocking xp cpu's:

http://www17.tomshardware.com/howto/01q ... index.html


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