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    USB ports & overclocking

    Do USB ports hold you back in overclocking?

    for the life of me I cannot get this P3-650e to run on 133 FSB. it keeps crapping out. and yes PCI is set to 1/4 divider!

    Video card has seen 100AGP MHG already

    and THe RAM has seen high 140's

    CPU temps are from 23-27C using a waterrig!

    even had the temps to 15C and still no go. lockup just after DMI POOL!

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    Are you using usb devices? If you are try unplugging them. Otherwise I can't see just the port itsself holding you back. It seems I remember hearing that usb is not particularly affected by o/c'n but I could be wrong.

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    well USB aint stopping me.

    I shut it off in bios and pulled the webcam. still nothing!
    whatever

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    Funny you mention this today because i was having problems with my usb yesterday with both my usb mouse and keyboard kept stopping working. I sorted it by dropping my fsb down to 124 it was stable for three days at 129 but like you say 133 with the 630 e (sl3nr) it just dont want it .

    Any ways
    If you look at the flow chart the usb runs from the PIIX4 pci ide controller so using the 1/4 divider should sort it.

    weird

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    as a habit when i oc, i go into bios and disable all bios monitoring, serial ports, usb ports, floppy, etc...

    it's more of gaining stability at a certain speed than it is breaking new barriers (it's not that good)
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    well diabling the Serial ports will ax my Keyboard. not good!
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    Try pulling everything but Mem, AGP, CPU, HD. See if it gets past what you are freezing on. Also, I would reformat. There might be some driver issues or something.
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    well since I have pushed everything in my system to 40 mhz PCI speeds I don;t think that is a porblem since the 1/4 divider kicks in @ 124 fsb


    and IF I try soft FSB dam whore locks up instantly and tryes to reboot some times
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    Machupo, how do you disable bios monitoring? I have a BF6. Where do I find those options?

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    i dunno 'bout the BF6, cause i've got a KA7 (should get the BE6-II soon though, so i'll tell ya then)

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    hey machupo! UGM!!!
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    I doubt its the USB. I have never run accross a problem like that. Maybe you got a chip from a dud batch

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