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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2002 9:51 pm 
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:D I got my new mobo today! Where should I start out with the clock settings?

Soyo P4S Dragon Ultra
P4 1.8G Northwood
Thermaltake P4 Dragon 478 CPU fan
Crucial PC2700 256mb ram (2 sticks)
Antec 350 watt PS
ATI Radeon 64mb DDR (the old one not the 8500)

Where should I start with on the following:
CPU:DRAM ratio
CPU clock (FSB)
CPU Clock ratio (Auto or 8x to 50x)
Autodetect DIMM/PCI Clock (disabled or enabled)
Spread Spectrum (disabled or enabled)
CPU Vcore
DDR Vcore
AGP Voltage select

What should I do with the advanced Turn up settings?
CAS latency
RAS active time
RAS precharge time
RAS to CAS delay
ACT to ACT delay
Write Recovery time
R/W turn around time
Read Latency control
Time constraint control
GW Write Mask AGP Request
AGP Fast Write Capability
Refresh Cycle time
DRAM Addr/cmd rate

What about?
CPU L2 Cache ECC checking
Prefetch Caching
AGP Aperture size

I have put together a pc before but the last one was a plain pentium 266. It was nowhere near this complicated. I can handle the hardware stuff, but all these mobo features are way over my head!

THANKS!

dave


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2002 11:18 pm 
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CPU:DRAM ratio = 3:4 (CPU at 100MHz and RAM at 133MHz)
CPU clock = 100MHz to start
Autodetect DIMM/PCI Clock = enabled
Spread Spectrum = disabled
CPU Vcore = 1.50 to start
DDR Vcore = default
AGP Voltage select = default


CAS latency = 2.5 to start
RAS active time = default
RAS precharge time = default
RAS to CAS delay = default
ACT to ACT delay = default
Write Recovery time = default
R/W turn around time = default
Read Latency control = default
Time constraint control = default
GW Write Mask AGP Request = default
AGP Fast Write Capability = enabled
Refresh Cycle time = default
DRAM Addr/cmd rate = default

What about?
CPU L2 Cache ECC checking = enabled
Prefetch Caching = ?
AGP Aperture size = 64Mb to start

These are conservative settings until you are more familiar with the board and it's workings and quirks. Once you've gotten a feel for how the board is going to respond, post back and we'll tackle some overclocking! :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 12:39 am 
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What about CPU Clock ratio (Auto or 8x to 50x) ?

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 1:07 am 
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Sorry mate, I skipped that one. :oops:

Set it at Auto for right now. The deal with Intel CPUs is that the clock multiplier is locked at the factory, so unless you got one that isn't (which does happen, but extremely rarely!) you won't need it. All overclocking will be done with the FSB.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 5:07 pm 
I'm in the same boat as worleybird...only with a P4 2.2 and a GF4 4200. So where does one begin with overclocking? I've read some rather negative posts in other forums about overclocking the Soyo Ultra. Anyone have specific experience OC'ing this mobo?

Thanks...


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 9:29 pm 
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I have not even started to look at OCing yet. I am having a problem getting XP to recognize the USB 2.0 slots plugged into the PCI USB controller included with the mobo. I have tried the default XP drivers and the one on the SoyoUSA web site. Device Manager gives me error code 12 resource conflicts every time. I have the PCI card in slot 6. Anyone else have problems with this? I do not really need them just yet, but would like for them to be available.

The only thing on the Soyo tech support web site was to download and install the correct drivers. I snet an email but have not heard back yet.

With that exception, the mobo is working out just fine. I am very pleased so far. Once I get all my periphs back online and wrap up the switch to XP home, I will be ready to try to crank up the speed.

One more thing: My CPU is running about 49 degrees C right now with the TT Dragon 478 fan on low. What is safe for temps?

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 4:09 pm 
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worleybird, try Soyo's Tawain site for better and faster updated drivers.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 4:19 pm 
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Sorry to butt in here wb, but.........

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The deal with Intel CPUs is that the clock multiplier is locked at the factory, so unless you got one that isn't (which does happen, but extremely rarely!) you won't need it. All overclocking will be done with the FSB. -Tolemac-


Does that mean that I can't even use the clock multipier jumper settings on the Ausus p4t533-c motherboard? I just leave them as they came from the factory??
-Jon-


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