God dammit, my system keeps hanging at 558 with the pIII450. I have an abit bx6rII, 128 megs 8ns ram, and a great cooling system from 3dfxcool. I tried upping the voltage to 2.2 and 2.3 but nothing is working. please help
Duke, your ram is good for 125MHz FSB so you are fine on that. Have you tried running it a 2.0volts? I run my [email protected] with the standard 2.0 v. However, I am using the BE6 board, the BX6r2 might need more but I would always start at 2.0v. Also, where you able to overclock it to anything else besides 558?
give us more info. like what temps are you running. you could have the best cooling for the processor but not vent the case which would do the same thing...lockups. maybe your ram won't go 124 you might have to get pc133. just remember that just because it is 8ns ram doesn't mean it will go over 100 mhz.
Alright guys, here it is. I'm running at 527 fine right now. No lockups or anything, this is at 2.2 volts. The cpu temp is 35c idle and 43c for games. I have a maxtor hd 8.4 gigs. Everything looks fine and dandy, but at 558 muchos problemas start, do you think a 250 watt power supply is enough. help
you maybe not beable to hit 558 mhz with that 450...you did say that you did have a maxtor hd...I heard that they don't overclock well. that could be your problem. at 124mhz fsb your pci bus is running pretty fast if you are using the 1/3 for your pci bus. I don't know if that board supports 1/4 pci bus if it does give it a try. you should also have your AGP to 2/3. try these out and post again with your results
My ABIT BE6 is running a [email protected] 558 MHz.. I have a western digital HD 10.1Gg..WinLT Modem (POS).. PCI128 Sound Blaster.. Voodoo3 3000. Running 124MHz(1/4) and seems to be working ok, only problem is 3d gets a little jerky. Probably going to have to cool the processor on the card or something.
I'm havin some problems o/c'ing a p3 450 myself, but for diff reasons. My ram won't allow me to o/c the bus to 124mhz, so I'm sittin at 112mhz bus right now. I was just wondering if anyone has experimented with any of the in-between speeds. I have an Asus P2B-F and I noticed that there are jumper settings for FSB of 115 and 120mhz as well. The reason I haven't tried them is because according to the manual, this is o/c'ing the pci to 38 and 40 respectively. This seemed awfully high for the pci. Any thoughts on this?
You are already running pretty far out of specs with pci bus of 37.33. I'd push it to 115 to see if it'll go. If memory is whats holding you back, you could try to up the I/O voltage. My P3B-F has settings for 3.5 and 3.65. This could help you get to 124 which uses 1/4 multiplier and would be a much better pci bus speed.