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    Help me TNproud2b, Celly 400@600 boots into Win98, but crashes when Q3 starts.

    Hello TNproud2b,

    I just recieved my Global Win FDP32 Cooler and attached it to my celeron 400. It isn't as big as I thought ... but it might do the trick.

    I put the Celeron 400 on my mobo(Aopen AX6B) and fired it up. I changed the Chipset features to 6x100=600Mhz. I booted again and it said Celeron 600 Mhz and booted into Win98. I wanted to start Quake3 Demo to run some benchmarks, but it crashed. Than I rebooted and tried to get into Win98 with CAS-Latency set to 3. I got some bluescreens and rebooted again and set it to 500 Mhz. How can I get this thing to work at 600 Mhz ? I haven't changed the voltage yet, because I haven't got a slotkey adapter that can change the voltage.

    Do you got any tips ? I know not every Celeron 400 can run at 600, but if you gotsome hints, it would be appreciated.

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    You're gonna need more voltage. Somehow you have to get 2.3 volts to that Celeron, or you won't ever see 600mhz for too long. Voltage has a big impact on stability, this is what is causing your system to freeze on 3D games. I have always used 2.2 or 2.3 volts because my system will lock at anything lower. I doubt you'll be running smooth on 2.0 volt at anything over 550mhz. The only other thing besides voltage that will help you is to lower the CPU temperature a bit more. You're sorta stuck if you have no Slotket or watercooling device laying around. Are you stable at 570 (95FSB), I can't swear that you have that setting, but if you're stable at 570 & 2.0 volts your Celeron chip is better than mine- because I need at least 2.2 volts to run a 3D game without crashing. I couldn't get Windows to load AT ALL at 600mhz, no matter what my voltage was. I never got to the desktop before it crashed. Watercooling made a world of difference in the way my system behaves. It was worth the extra 50mhz and perfect stability, but not everyone wants to watercool. And hell, I don't blame folks for not wanting to pump water thru their computer. I'm afraid to lave this thing unattended for fear I will blow a hose. It wouldn't matter even if I was here when a hose comes off, because I couldn't power down fast enough, anyway. So I have given up the peace of mind that comes with air-cooled processors. I wish I could download all night like I used to, but I'm chicken. Good luck, get a Slotket with adjustable voltage- it'll be the best $20 you ever spend as far as overclocking goes. Its no guarantee of 600mhz, but from what you've been able to do at the 2 volt default, you should have no problem seeing a stable 600mhz with 2.2 or 2.3 volts.
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    You are the MAN !!!

    I just wanted to give you some more info:

    FSB options in Bios are: 66-75-83-100 etc.

    I was able to boot into Win98 the first time I fired it up at 600Mhz, but later ... after I wrote the first question to you running at 500 Mhz (6x83) ... I can't get into Win98 anymore ...

    It hangs just before my background appears (black screen with mouse in middle). I can't even move my mouse at that point. And indeed this is accomplished at only 2.0V(standard).

    The first time I checked my CPU speed with Softfsb 1.7 after it booted the FIRST time at 600 Mhz and it was indeed 600 Mhz. this was done by going to my download temp dir. with windows explorer. No anomalies here. Than I closed SoftFSB and started Q3, but it just hang before the ID logo appeared.

    I am gonna buy a MSI MS-6905 Slotkey adapter, so that I can change the voltage. But that has to wait a couple of days. Oh yeah, I mentioned before that I put a Global Win FDP32 Cooler on my CPU, is it wrong if the fan on top af that heatsink is close to the back of my HD's, because there are cables running through there and they might obstruct the airflow. I already rounded up my IDE-cables and put as many as far away as possible.

    Some more hints for me ???

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