October 18th, 2000, 07:56 PM
Duron 750 @ 950 stable. How do i get 1Ghz?
I finally got my Duron and KT7. I have modified the L1 bridges and I can sucessfully boot into windows and run 3d mark fine @ 950 (9.5 x 100).
Here's the question: I REALLY want 1Ghz and I was wondering how to get it up there. Is it safe to push the voltage any higher then 1.75v? I have a Geforce 2 MX.
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October 18th, 2000, 07:59 PM
I forgot to mention cooling...At 900Mhz it runs at 40c after 3D mark. I use a Globalwin FOP38
October 18th, 2000, 08:00 PM
hiw did you unlock the cpu did you only have to close the l1 bridges with a pencil?
Are there already cpus out that have the 4 pins cut of so its really locked??
thanks, of topic but nice to know
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October 18th, 2000, 08:07 PM
I just got a very thin pencil (0.5mm) and carfully went over the L1 bridges one at a time. If you make a mistake you can easily rub it out. Its that simple.
October 18th, 2000, 08:42 PM
here is a link that specificly desribe how to unlock a SocketA cpu
well, there are rumors saying that AMD is taking out the pins that allow overclocking by closing the L1 bridges. However, no one has encounter them yet, maybe a few.
October 18th, 2000, 08:52 PM
It is safe to push voltage past 1.75 but you will need to get the updated Abit bios to do it. The only problem with increases the voltage is that it also increases heat. I would probably try 1.8 at a gig and see what your temps are like. If you have to the highest the Abit board willl go is 1.85 which is still ok but makes even more heat. As long as you are below 47c I would say you are ok. Good Luck!
October 18th, 2000, 09:07 PM
Just be happy man. 950 MHz is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact going higher doesn't really get you anywhere with a Duron due to the small cache. With the high multiplier (CPU clocked at 10 times the SDRAM), the cache can't keep up and the CPU sits around waiting for the cache to catch up. Here's a link:
So your already pretty much at the limit for useable speed anyway. Why go through all the effort just to say you're at 1 GHz when your system won't really be any faster?
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October 18th, 2000, 09:54 PM
Antoher thing I have noticed is a glitch in some games. For example, UT wont start...at ANY speed. Its a Geforce 2 MX with the detonator 3 drivers. Does anybody know of any issues/compatibility problems between the MX and the VIA chipset?
This is extremely annoying because UT is the only game I really play.
October 19th, 2000, 01:19 AM
Now what true overclocker would be happy sending his system to 950?
October 19th, 2000, 04:02 PM
Yeah, there are the odd compatibility issues with VIA and GF2. You just need to try various tweaks / latest 4.03AGP drivers etc
Check out www.geforcefaq.com - it should have answers to your problems.
I've got a similar spec to you - KT7, Duron700, Hercules GF2MX. I found that by using DECENT quality ram, this can improve stability. I had generic PC100 before and now I'm using PC133 Crucial branded memory. Shame you can't seem to get Cosair or Mushkin in the UK.
October 19th, 2000, 04:08 PM
Here's another thing. Its make zilch difference to 3d performance o/c to 1GHz. The biggest difference is o/c the graphics card. You've got the nvidia o/c hack haven't you? Getting the graphic card memory and core to 210/200 Mhz improves 3d performance by 15% to 25%. Although theres enough heat to fry a chicken. Try getting a blue orb from www.overlockers.co.uk
Unless your calculating some intergalatic scientific formula o/c the cpu to 1Ghz ain't worth the extra heat. Massaging your ego ain't the point of this forum either.
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October 19th, 2000, 04:16 PM
I know I don't really need 1ghz, but Its sounds really good . So far, I am not impressed with this mobo at all.
This is my 3rd Abit board in a row and it has been the worst.
The biggest pain in the *** is that my sound card doesnt work...at any speed. (Aureal Vortex 2).
I definetly wouldn't recommend it.
October 19th, 2000, 08:36 PM
I'd definately stick the voltage up to the max - 1.85. With decent cooling it's no bother. I have mine at 1.98 with my alpha pal6035.
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October 20th, 2000, 02:56 PM
I have tried it at 1.85v with no joy. How did you set yours to 1.98 and isn't that way too high to be safe?
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October 20th, 2000, 05:59 PM
Some people have soddered a resistor onto the motherboard to set the voltage a little higher. It makes it run at something like 2.3v if set at 1.85. You need really good cooling for that. The FOP38 might handle up to 2.0 volts. You have to be careful.
As for Abit boards. The KT7 is very good. The only issue I had was I could not boot with the Sound Card until I went into Windows and installed the VIA 4in1 drivers. Then everything is fine. I do not have a FOP38 (or even a FOP32), but I could do 952Mhz at 1.7v. It does 900Mhz at 1.625v and runs much cooler.
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