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    Default core voltage screwed up....

    I did a bad thing! I penciled in the L7 bridges on my Athlon so the default core voltage should be at 1.85. But before I did that, I forgot to change the default back to 1.75, so now, although the default is at 1.85, there are no options to increase voltage, just decrease. Is there anything I can do to fix that?

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    You dont really want to be going over 1.85V without serious cooling, which is why it wont allow you too, most boards (if not all, i dunno) need a mod to go higher than 1.85, check my project here , I have a nit of info there if i remember, depends on your mobo tho


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    yeah, 1.85V is the Maximum voltage that most boards will allow, anything over that needs better cooling than air (usually )
    though i've got my T-Bird 1.4@1.82Ghz at 1.85v on a Cak 38 with Fans reversed - temps don't go over 46C under load! and most athlons will clock properly well into the 50's so i guess i could in 'theory' hit 1.9-1.95V safely -with a voltage mod

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    so i guess i could in 'theory' hit 1.9-1.95V safely -with a voltage mod
    So what ya waiting for

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    ol' man is offline workin fingas to the bone
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    T-Bird 1.4@1.82Ghz
    Hey, where are the benchies for that beast?

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    Just so you all know, I have the EPoX 8KTA3+, and still trying to figure a way to undo what I did. I can get it back where default is 1.75, and I can increase up to 1.85. But if I set the default at 1.85 by pencil in the L7s, then I can only decrease, but not increase. Is this maybe something with the EPoX board itself? That it won't let me get higher than 1.85 no matter if the L7 bridges are connected?

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    The two can not be combined. You either use the default (what you set the L7 bridges to get) or the BIOS voltage, but not both. You will need to break out the soddering iron and add a resister somewhere to get the voltage any higher. Some mods will let you go up to 2.05v.

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    Originally posted by Justintime:
    .......though i've got my T-Bird 1.4@1.82Ghz at 1.85v on a Cak 38 with Fans reversed .......
    JusinTime,

    I am very curious to know, your acheiving 1.82GHz at 1.85v; what sort of FSB is it doing? I guess it's beyond 140 correct?

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