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Old 05-02-02, 10:55 AM Thread Starter   #1
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fbs overclocking


first off, this is my first post to the boards so...hello!

ive been reading about Athlon overclocking, and i notice that mostly everyone is intent on unlocking the chip to o/c it. i was just wondering if this is necessary. couldnt i just inrcrease my FSB to get a higher speed?

thanks for all your help guys!

:note, i meant to title this post FSB, not FBS
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Old 05-02-02, 11:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! No it is not a requirement to unlock the chip to overclock it by raising the FSB speed. On AMD chips lots of people unlock and lower the multiplier so they can run much higher FSB speeds. Bear in mind that by raising the FSB it also raises the PCI and AGP speeds as well. Good luck and read up on all the great info oc.com has to offer and you'll be doing some serious overclocking in no time Warning overclocking is addictive!
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Old 05-02-02, 11:34 AM   #3
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Yup what he said. I used my FSB to get my overclock, I am currently at 168 or something, but I could go much higher if my processor was not locked, as its hit the limit at 1.75 ghz.
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Old 05-02-02, 12:24 PM Thread Starter   #4
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so if my cpu is unlocked, i can get higherspeed with a lower multiplier, which is better? cool!

i've spent most of today looking at HSFs and the like. thanks!
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Basically, to sum it up, you want to get the highest overclock of the processor and the highest FSB you can get thats stable by juggling around with the multiplier and FSB speeds.

Thats the whole goal
Some applications love memory bandwidth, others like a high speed processor, or both.
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so if my cpu is unlocked, i can get higherspeed with a lower multiplier, which is better? cool!

i've spent most of today looking at HSFs and the like. thanks!

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Old 05-02-02, 05:42 PM Thread Starter   #7
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thanks for the warm welcome and the advice. i'm on my way to being addicted
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