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A little let down with my AMD 1600+ XP.

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darrin

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I've alwyas owned Intel chips but this time i decided to go with an AMD for the heck of it. The Intels generally overclocked well for me (my 400 OC'ed at over 500, my 850 at over 1000, etc.).

Anyway, I just bought the new Soltek KT333 based board, added 5ns Kingmax memory, and put in a new AMD Athlon 1600+ XP retail chip. The thing only seems to want to overclock to about 142 FSB (RedStorm overclocking usually hangs around 144 or so). I was expecting a lot more (150 at least) than this.

The temperature stays pretty cool on the CPU so I don't think that is a problem (3 case fans- 2 in one out plus two more PSU fans one out and one down, plus a fan on each of the CPU, chipset and video card).

Is this typical or should I be able to get more out of the CPU than that? Pretty much everyhting in the BIOS is at the default including the voltage...an increase to???????

:eh?:
 

Wega!

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Hi, and welcome to the furom! Enjoy :beer:

What kind of temps are you reading (more accurate)?
What cooler do you use?
 
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darrin

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I'm not on the PC right now, but I think it was 40-42 degress for the CPU and 30 degrees for the case.

I use the heat sink and fan that came with the retail version of the chip.
 

Wega!

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Ok. Usually the retail coolers arn't really good, so I would suggest that you bought a new HS, I'm sure that would get you some lower temps. And when you have some lower temp you can increase the voltage and that will proberbly make you able to overclock higher.
 
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darrin

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I didn't think 40-42 degrees was too much, but I know the cooler the better.

What temp should I strive for (without going the water cooler route)?
 

Wega!

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40-42C isn't bad running the computer as it is now, but if you want to overclock more you will need to up the Vcore, and that makes the CPU run much hotter. So before upping the Vcore we need to get the temps a little down. Actually as long as you keep the temps around 45C you will be fine. Some might say that you can let the temp go higher, but personally I always try to stay under 45C.

You could also try to up the Vcore now and see how the temp's behave, but just keep an eye on the temps until you know how hot the CPU will get.
 

Arkaine23

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temps

Another thing to consider is that temps reported by the motherboard are not very accurate sometimes. I know my temps are at least 2 or 3 degrees of the mark(hotter). A good heatsink should let you hit 150 if you up the voltage a tad.