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Chum

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St. Louis, Mo. U.S.A.
I had to because my old BF-6 shot craps...and I needed something that would run my P3 500 slot 1 until I could afford something better. Seems like a pretty good board...I have now upgraded to S370 P3 1 gig and put in a nice copper heatsink/fan combo on it. The default FSB is 133. A few questions ...

1. If I increase the FSB does it in any way affect the AGP/PCI?
2. All of the FSB settings in BIOS are with or wihout 'spread spectrum'- "what the heck does this mean"?
3.Is the new Coppermine CPU a good chip to oc' ?
4. And...what do the names like Coppermine, Deschutes, Katami etc. mean...are these the manufacturers or what?
 
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Chum

Chum

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Any suggestions on what precautions to take or other BIOS settings to change before going to 150...the reason I ask is this...

If I change the FSB...won't it also overclock the AGP port...etc.(?)

edit...I tried increasing the FSB in BIOS to 140...spread spectrum/on...would not post...had to reset CMOS...what am I doing wrong?
 
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antywood

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Sep 18, 2002
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Michigan
I have the same board. I am running a 733 at 825 no problem. As far as the spread spectrum thingy, mine is set 150/off. After doing some reading I found that it reduces EMI. Apparently if you have really sensitive adnoids, you can reduce your chance of cancer. :p

I had lots of probs getting it to post with spread spectrum on.
I also had lots of problem trying to OC it until I bought some decent memory. Try setting the memory clock to (-33mhz) and see if it will post. Then you will know if it is your memory holding you back.

Good Luck!
Ant