You don't need a new bios for your A7V- it natively supports overclocking Couldn't hurt, though- you can download it off Asus's website. I think they're up to 1.09 or 1.10 by now. What you really need to do is unlock your Duron- take it out, and carefully reconnect the four L1 bridges with a graphite pencil. After that, you can set whatever multiplier you want! I had my Duron 650 running at 850, but the later generation of Duron chips usually topped out about 1-1.1GHz. You'll probably have to get a better HSF, as the stock cheap ones aren't sufficient.
After that, use the jumpers on the board to set the multiplier. You can lease FSB and voltage in jumper-free mode and change them with BIOS, though.
And if all else fails, toss in a faster Athlon- they're getting pretty cheap by now
Last edited by grover; August 25th, 2002 at 08:30 PM.
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