I am having problems OC'ing my BH61.0 with my new celII566. I cannot get it to go at 100FSB for any resonable time. I'm suffering with 75FSB, which only gives me 6??mhz. 85FSB gives me a funky jerking mouse/system. Doesn't crash at 85FSB, just performs 'strange'. Probably my 2 TNT/TNT2 cards.
I know 100FSB should work as I was using that for years with my 300A@450. Must be a CPU problem right?????
Anyone? Yes, I tried up to 2.1volts! I have a resonable heatsink/fan combo as well. Should I rip the back half of my sloketIII off? Just a case of a bum CPU? Should I try another CPU? AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!
CPU > Thermal Pad > Fat *** heat sink > Fan.
Power supply fan, front intake fan, back exhaust fan.
Hmmmm.... I can get 8## to boot/post, but gets funk with registry checks and so on realy quick. I notice that the first few hours using it were much better than now (2 weeks later) when trying to hit the 800+ mark. Burn in issue? Would ripping the back of my sloketIII off help temps?
10 to 1 its the motherbaord. The 1.0 BH6 can't run coppermines with any stability, therefore not being able to do Celermines either. My advice - get another board and see if it is anymore stable on the newer board, if so, buy it
A good board would be the Abit BE6-II or the Asus P3BF or something like that. I am using the Soyo 7VCA which already has the FC-PGA socket on the board, no need for a Convertor card! Great for Overclocking, only 5 pci though.
You know, I appreciate all of your help, BUT, the real point of his thread was to understand if I had a BUM CPU or Heatreleated problem. So, is there a problem with the the CPU or the Mboard? I believe it's the CPU, but would just going out and buying another just put my risk factor up of having another cpu lying around the house? Or is it a high enough possibility that it IS the CPU, and I should give it a shot? ??